Abstract: The Resilient Islands Project in the Dominican Republic

I will conduct research with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) this summer to work on the Resilient Islands project. I will be studying how Community-based Adaptation (CbA) and Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approaches can be used to better prepare communities in the Caribbean for the effects of climate change. CbA and EbA together work to address ecosystem health […]

Abstract: Identity and the Italian Language in Switzerland

I will be studying the relationship between language and identity within the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland.  Italian is one of four national languages in Switzerland, but less than ten percent of the country’s population speaks it.  I am interested in the way the Italian language shapes the community of Ticino, the canton which represents the bulk […]

Abstract: The Effect of Ego Depletion in Restrained versus Unrestrained Eaters on Attentional Bias

I will be conducting my research this summer with Dr. Catherine Forestell. Much research has been dedicated to the relationship between weight, food type, and intake, yet obesity and overweight continue to be a growing problem in the United States and abroad. I am interested in looking at particular cognitive factors that may affect self-control […]