Abroad spring 2024: Santiago, Chile
Evie Garces-Foley is working under Professor Dan Miller, a professor of environmental policy with a focus on the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of conservation funding. Garces-Foley will be assisting Professor Miller on his research of the long-term impacts of international biodiversity conservation funding. Their work will focus on the factors and conditions associated with effective external funding, from private foundations and international aid, for long-enduring conservation outcomes. Additionally, Garces-Foley will research trust as a factor in external governance of natural resources, utilizing tools such as the community forestry tool (CommFor) from the FLARE Network. Garces-Foley was a recipient of the 2023 Summer Language Abroad grant from the CSLC, awarding her the opportunity to study Spanish in Madrid, Spain for 2 months during the summer of 2023. The language grant equipped Garces-Foley with necessary language skills as she plans to conduct independent research on the involvement of trust in conservation relationships and conflicts in Peru in the summer of 2024.