Date of Award
Dr. Nancy Hardman
Professor Carol Morgan
Dr. Tim Knight
My thesis project shares my personal experiences of a Summer 2019 medical mission trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. An Honors travel grant allowed me to walk the dirt roads and streets to learn the fascinating history of these people, to visit their shrines and churches to better understand their religious beliefs, and to travel mountainous, hand paved roads to a remote village that welcomed me with coffee sweetened with cane sugar and fresh bread baked in outdoor ovens. The groundwork has been laid for future Natural Sciences students to serve through an annual medical mission trip to Oaxaca.
Sanderford-Bester, Brooke, "Village Saints and a Little Black Magic: The Benefits of a Mission Trip Opportunity for Natural Science Students in Culturally Diverse Southern Mexico" (2020). Honors Theses. 747.