Holly Huffines is a student of Environmental Studies at the University of West Florida. Her research was conducted in Brazil where she was an exchange student at the Universidade Federal de Viçosa from January to July 2012
David Aponte Acosta is a military brat originally from Puerto Rico. While studying abroad at the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, his main objectives were to expand his knowledge of the Portuguese language and experience the panoply of cultures constituting Brazil. Although an International Studies major at the University of West Florida, David went beyond his area of study in researching ethanol production, focusing more on the history behind sugarcane cultivation in Brazil.
My name is Davi Pimentel. I am 25 and I study agriculture engineering at Federal University of Ceará! I will graduate in June, 2014. Then I want to keep studying, I will apply for a masters program as soon as I finish my graduation.
Although I do not miss an opportunity to have fun I am a hardworking person very focused in my goals.
I like practicing all kind of sports, particularly soccer and surf.
I live with my parents and my two youngers sisters in Fortaleza. I love travelling and meeting new people.
I am Paris Proctor, proud scholar, proud leader, and most significantly I am a proud Rattler. I am a graduating senior studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Indianapolis, Indiana. My experience at FAMU seems relatively short compared to the teachings I will forever carry in my heart. Since my freshman year of college, I have been driven to build upon my academics, organizational skills, and educational purpose. I continue to strive in excellence by taking advantage of the opportunities to build work experience with top companies such as J.P. Morgan, Altria Distribution Group, and Ford Motor Company.
Below is a link to the website I developed for a energy awareness web-based campaign called "The Revolution"
Megan Coffelt is an Environmental Studies student pursuing the Natural Science track of the major. She will graduate in the Summer of 2013. Upon graduation, she would like to attend graduate school and obtain a career that allows her to fully utilize her degrees. Her areas of interest include Hydrology and Agriculture.
Esi Yamoah was born to travel and she understood that at an early age. Her passion for traveling started from her parents, who are originally from Ghana, West Africa. In the fall of 2013 Esi will be graduating from Florida A&M University with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism. During her time in Viçosa, Minas Gerais she had the opportunity to create a short documentary taking a deeper look into the usage of ethanol at gasoline stations in Viçosa. She enjoyed learning culture from speaking Portuguese to cooking Brazilian food. She plans to continue to being a leader by sharing her stories of Brazil and hoping that one day she will inspire someone to take that next step abroad. To read and watch her stories from Brazil you can visit http://www.mebusua.blogspot.com.
Greetings, I am Maurice Jackson a rising 4th year accounting student at Florida A&M University. I consider myself a public servant dedicated to teaching self sufficiency and
investing in the progression of others. Following graduation, I plan to dedicate several years to volunteering in low-income communities before I enroll in. a graduate program
for my MBA and MPP. My long term goal is to establish my own non-profit to teach financial literacy in impoverished communities and eventually serve in government in my hometown
Some of my past work experience includes serving as an intern for PricewaterhouseCoopers, the US Social Security Administration and the U.S House of Representatives.
In line with my passion to uplift communities in need, the research that I conducted in Brazil applies directly to the potential Brazil possesses in ethanol policy to further bridge
the gap of wealth and to increase the general quality of life for communities plagued with poverty. My findings have led me to believe that sugarcane ethanol and all related crops are
tied to immense opportunities for economic development throughout the world.
My name is Sam Jenkins and I am 21 years old. My current academic pursuits would be finishing my degree in Environmental science, and then moving on to two different graduate degrees. One graduate degree would be a masters in Environmental science with a focus on either Bio-fuels, or Environmental Pharmaceuticals. My second graduate degree I am pursuing is a Physicians Assistant medical degree which I already have all of the prerequisites for. My career goals are to eventually be prominent or noteworthy in either the Environmental field, or the medical field. When it comes to research, I would immensely enjoy working on the scientific frontier so to speak. Being an observer or participant in the field of science is very exciting for me. My hobbies include chess, watching movies, reading, and intramural sports.
O tempo que passei em Pensacola foi importante para mim por diversas razoes. Desde pequena eu tinha o desejo de estudar nos Estados Unidos, o Ingles sempre me fascinou e o estilo de vida tambem. Alem disso, eu nunca havia morado sozinha ate entao, nesse ponto o programa da Capes me ajudou a construir uma independencia necessaria pro futuro. As classes que participei me ajudaram muito a aprimorar meu ingles, conseguindo ler livros muito especificos e conversar bem com americanos. Pude aproveitar o que a belissima University of West Florida oferece com muita alegria e entusiasmo. Com certeza, se trata de um tempo que nunca esquecerei, pela auto-confianca que construi e por todos os momentos unicos que vivenciei.
Thomas Owens is majoring in environmental studies at the University of West Florida. He spent one semester at the Universidade Federal de Viçosa as a grantee of the US-Brazil FIPSE-CAPES program. His research interests includes aquaponics.