As an undergraduate, Aleja Ross studied accounting with a certificate in global health. She traveled to Uganda with the UW Agriculture, Health and Nutrition field course.
Local to Global Connection: “One of the most important things I learned and I connect back to Wisconsin is the importance of utilizing what we have in our own backyards. While in Uganda I was so impressed by how resourceful and innovative a lot of the local farmers and technicians were, and if we had a similar mentality to those in Uganda we could probably create more sustainable and cost effective ways of farming, engineering, and so forth.”
Advice:“Always be open. Try as much as you can to be present and be willing to engage in a completely new culture.”
By Olivia Riedel / May 25, 2016