As the world becomes ever more connected through new forms of transparency brought on by the internet, we have a unique opportunity to reflect on how things have come to be. Anthropology is the study and practice of recognizing other cultures in their own context. Recognition is the first step in creating understanding and solidarity among the world.
Cecilia Montesdeoca is from Bloomington, Illinois and graduated from Illinois State with a degree in cultural anthropology and community health education. Cecilia is a Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development Fellow from Illinois State University and works as a Field Organizer at Dakota Resource Council as part of her practicum for her Master's degree program. Cecilia has served in AmeriCorps and has led multiple environmental stewardship projects across the southwest, worked as a project coordinator for a nonprofit in Peru and interned with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. She enjoys traveling, photography, hiking, reading, listening to podcasts and spending time outside, preferably near a river, lake or ocean.
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