"In my community, I always used to watch the farmers. I’d watch a planted seed transform into a plant, and since then I’ve wanted to understand the processes that make it possible. My father is an agronomist and inspired me to pursue this path.
What I like most about EARTH is living alongside people of different communities. This will allow me to speak with farmers from my city and train them. They have small lands but produce more than can be imagined. I also want to help them manage wastes to avoid illnesses, and I’d like to found an association to raise funds directed toward education.
Studying at EARTH is a door to many opportunities, introducing us to people from many countries and teaching us necessary subjects such as sustainable development and community development".
–The MasterCard Foundation Scholar Karen Orozco (’17, Guatemala)