Rhodes Students Present Research at Latin American Studies Symposium at Rollins College

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Standing (l-r):Daniela Garcia, Emily Forehand, Profs. Eric Henager and Elizabeth Pettinaroli, Laurie Williams, Nickolas Erickson; seated (l-r): Merare Sanchez and Aylen Mercado

Rhodes students presented their research at the Latin American Studies Symposium held April 6 at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Professors Eric Henager and Elizabeth Pettinaroli of Rhodes’ Latin American and Latinx Studies Program accompanied the students. “Our colleagues from other universities could not stop telling us how impressed they were by our students’ research,” says Pettinaroli.

Daniela Garcia, Emily Forehand, Laurie Williams, Nickolas Erickson, Merare Sanchez, Aylen Mercado, and Anna Maldonado were among the students who attended the symposium.

The curriculum for the Rhodes program brings together courses from anthropology/sociology, biology, economics, history, international studies, Spanish, music, and theatre. Latin American and Latinx Studies majors and minors work with local Spanish-speaking communities through service-learning courses and internships and are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to visit Latin America during the academic year and/or summer months.