WORCESTER, Mass. – Clark University graduate student Emily F. Harvey of Hartford, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study how geographic information systems (GIS) can be used as an analytical tool for improved management of buffer zones around protected bioregions of Interior Atlantic Forest in Paraguay. She will examine the strategies and priorities of three conservation organizations and the landowners in and near the buffer zones.

Harvey received a bachelor of arts degree in environmental science and Spanish from Wellesley College. Interested in organic farming, she was an environmental educator in 1998 to 2000 in the U.S. Peace Corps in Paraguay. She trained teachers in rural primary schools on environmental issues, including participatory rural community analysis and reforestation using seedlings from endangered trees. She also initiated a campaign to clean up potential mosquito hatcheries to prevent the tropical disease dengue.

As a Clark University graduate student, Harvey is working on a master’s degree in environmental science and policy. She is a member of the Student Association of Clark’s International Development, Community and Environment Department.

Harvey is the daughter of Arthur Harvey and Elizabeth Gravalos of Hartford and is a 1994 graduate of Hebron Academy.

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