Date(s) - March 24, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LSC 300, Lory Student Center
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Department of Anthropology Spring 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Series
Erin Ricci, PhD
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Location: Lory Student Center 300
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Erin Ricci will discuss her own career path and her diverse experiences working in NGO, federal, and private spheres. She will also advise students on how to develop transferable skills that will help them succeed outside the academy. She hopes that students come with questions and that together everyone can have an informal, useful discussion.
This talk is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Sociology. The event is free and open to the public.
About the Speaker
Erin Ricci serves as Global Programs Manager at Bohemian Foundation, a philanthropic, grantmaking institution based in Fort Collins that empowers citizens and is committed to the care and enrichment of local, national, and global communities. Bohemian Foundation’s Global Programs identifies and supports organizations that address some of our most serious global challenges at the intersection of health, poverty, and the environment. As a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Erin supported global U.S. Government efforts to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies, serving in Central America (Deputy Program Office Director), Central Asia (Deputy Country Office Director), and in D.C. (Deputy Director, Office of South and Central Asian Affairs). She received Meritorious Honor Awards for her service in Central America and Central Asia. As a Program Officer at Heifer International, her work supported the USA Country Program’s efforts to link low income consumers with local food producers. Erin has held several academic appointments at the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and Eastern Kentucky University. Her doctoral dissertation in cultural anthropology at the University of Kentucky examined livelihood strategies of small farmers in rural Costa Rica. Early in her career she served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer for the Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union, supporting their mission to provide affordable financial services to low-income and rural communities in Appalachia. Erin was born and raised in rural Kentucky.