As a Davis Fellow for Peace, Middlebury Institute alumna Danika Robison documented a story of injustice, unionization and the hard-fought preservation of a Pre-Inca language and culture in Ecuador. The documentary short film, Kawasakunchik, is an official selection in the Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival.
Best advice for a MIIS student today? Don’t be passive. Work with professors to design your own immersive learning projects, apply for funding, and get published. If you’re up for it, it’s a great way to do some hands-on learning that is a little more real world than perhaps a structured program.
Middlebury Institute International Environmental Policy alumnus Kouassigan Tovivo has specialized in international climate negotiations and capacity building but hopes to eventually bring his expertise back to his native Togo.