Before Joan Hanawi left Ecuador for California, her host sister said she thought Hanawi would soon forget her time in Ecuador.
But her host family realized her genuine intention to help the people in Tena, Ecuador, after she returned last summer for the third time.
Hanawi, a third-year international development studies and geography/environmental studies student, will be the one of two undergraduate students to speak at TEDxUCLA on Saturday. She will discuss the digital storytelling project she launched after working to improve sustainability abroad by working with the Ecuador Ministry of Environment and the German International Cooperation. She translated entire scientific bodies of work into English that helped with conservation environment research. – Daily Bruin, May 27, 2015
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