Hola! My name is Sophia Guirola, and I’m an incoming third-year student majoring in Sustainability Studies and International Relations and Global Studies. Born and raised in El Salvador, I have acquired a passion for sustainable development in the region, especially regarding energy and water for agriculture. Appropriately, I am focusing on the Natural Resource Management and on the International Political Economy (with a focus on development) tracks for both my interdisciplinary majors, respectively. Through this amazing program, I hope to expand my understanding of cultural relations with the environment and of geographic and climate interactions. Quiero darle las gracias a Ms. Paz, quien hizo crecer mi amor hacia nuestro planeta y enriquecio mi sed para el conocimiento del mundo natural. Gracias, papi, por apoyar esta aventura con entusiasmo (despues de superar el miedo inicial). Mom, thank you for raising me to seek new experiences and to enrich my understanding of different cultures—you inspire me to become a citizen of the world. So much thanks to the Martin Dies, Jr. Forty Acres Scholarship for making my participation in this program possible, and to the wonderful Texas Exes staff who offer me so much support. It is a true privilege to be in the beautiful country of Botswana!
|Another Baobab pic.|