Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

Who am I?

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Ying Moua (she/her/hers) is HECUA’s student blogger for Inequality in America Spring 2021. She is student at The College of St. Scholastica majoring in Peace and Justice. Read on for her final post. I wanted […] Read More »

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Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

Restorative Care: Endings and Beginnings

“Destruction is a form of creation.” Sullivan uses this quote to describe the necessary factors that go into how nature thrives. At first glance, it seems so wrong to create destruction, why must the blueberry bush be burned after it is picked? In order to regulate and encourage healthy growth, heat needs to be applied. Without the cycling of destruction and creation, within moderation, there would be greater detriment to the world.   Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

The most biodiverse place in the world – Alexa in Ecuador

First on the agenda was a “toxi-tour.” In the Amazon, there are valuable petroleum deposits. Specifically in Ecuador, these petroleum deposits give life to the economy. Here is the issue – the damage petroleum extraction does to flourishing environment is completely devastating. The struggle of finding a solution is even more devastating. What should a country like Ecuador do? A country that is economically funded by the market of petroleum, but also a country that contains the most biodiverse area in the entire planet. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

The Value of Feeling Uncomfortable – Alexa in Ecuador

Photo credit: Alexa Jokinen. Each semester, one student from each HECUA program abroad takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Alexa Jokinen will be HECUA’s student blogger for the Community Internships in Latin America program this spring semester. Alexa is a sophomore at the College of St. Scholastica in […] Read More »

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