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Hillarie Madden

Hillarie is passionate about sustainable agriculture, natural resources, and the outdoors. She spend a semester at an environmental education school which inspired her to take leadership and action in her community. She helped teach agriculture education to elementary students about modern farming and planting tomatoes. In high school she helped create the school garden which connects students to fresh produce and also spend a summer volunteering at the Environmental Protection Agency on a climate change project in peat bogs. She is an alpine ski racer and diver. Her goal for the year is to be inspired by the culture and discover the socioeconomic structure of food and farming of her community in Ecuador. Her connection to the environment and meeting new people inspire her to be adventurous.

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Live From The Field

February 25, 2016

Stronger than everOver the last few months I've changed my attitude in the way I see challenges. Before I face a challenge with exhaust , a defeat before trying , I gave my self reasons such as not being strong enough , not being talented -what if I mess up?but I've seen myself changeEvery time...

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Que Chevere!

August 27, 2015

Sitting on my connecting flight from Dallas to San Francisco, I frantically glued my eyes to my Spanish survival guide. Trying to sound out the words quietly without looking too weird I asked myself “ what the hell did you get yourself into this time Hillarie? You got yourself in deep, I moving to Ecuador...

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Que Chevere!

August 27, 2015

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