Humans of DC, Humans of Douglas College, portait of instructor at desk holding mug

Humans of DC: Road to anthropology

By Douglas College Student Life

“Coming into university I loved biology and chemistry, but once I took my first class in Anthropology, I became enchanted by the great diversity of cultures in the world. I had literally no idea where it was going to lead me. When I was 21 I chose an internship in the heart of East Africa, working in a very isolated and poor area for a non-profit organization that supports girls whose parents were too poor to send them to school. I would never have imagined that I could help children there break free of poverty, and even get to go on safari! Those experiences stayed with me and motivated me years later to do a Master’s in Anthropology and International Development, and continue to volunteer in Latin America. The world is not easy to change, but we come from a privileged society compared to others so I feel we have a responsibility to help. We are all one human family, and I believe we can make a difference and positively impact other people’s lives, no matter who we are or where we come from.”

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