I’ve always had a love of music, and seeing the African Diasporic commonalities in hip-hop culture encouraged me to research its circuitous flows across the Atlantic.
To me, life cannot exist without connection. In order to understand who I am I must first understand who and what I am connected to.
My name is Zoe Zakin and I participated in SIT’s development program in Argentina in fall 2014. I’d like to share my experience with SIT, doing original research, and how I was lucky enough to continue this research when I returned to school.
On May 4th, 2015, after over 8 hours in rickety buses and unmarked vans, I arrived in the small and remote town of Dayutang rather abruptly.
Growing up beside the immense power of the Pacific and the grandeur of Siuslaw National Forest instilled a need in me to preserve and protect that which many of us take for granted.
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