I am an American university student about to start my super-senior year as a food and resource economics major/African studies minor. This summer I will be at Kibale National Park in southwestern Uganda to interview small-scale tea farmers to find out why they grow less tea than they used to. This blog will probably consist of a page that is generally about life at KNP and a page that is more specifically about my project (and maybe a page that is just pictures).

This will be my second stint in East Africa. In 2005, I spent the fall semester studying at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. You can read allll about it here.

During my time in Dar, I made some amazing friends; one of them was Innocent Ephraim, who told me about a boy named Baraka that the Ephraims had taken in after the deaths of his parents. That winter, other exchange students and I scrounged up money for Baraka to begin secondary school. This past winter, people donated enough money to enroll in boarding school. Please read about it here.


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