John Ryan McGreevy received the Boren Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in Haiti and study Haitian Creole, the only language spoken by the vast majority of Haiti’s rural poor. The National Security Education Program started the Boren Fellowship initiative to promote learning of lesser studied languages and to prepare Fellows for service in the United States Government. In June, John Ryan travelled to Washington D.C. for training at the Boren Awards Convocation. In the coming year, he will conduct mixed methods research on disaster vulnerability and tree use in Haiti’s Southern Peninsula, which is still recovering from Hurricane Matthew’s devastation in 2016. After degree completion, John Ryan hopes to spend his required year of government service working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Read more about John Ryan and his work at the UGA Honors Program spotlight here (https://honors.uga.edu/news/s_p/boren/mcgreevy.html).
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