The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Gustavo Alejandro Patzer / Argentina

Province: Misiones
City: El Alcázar
Age: 20

Class of 2012-2015

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Gustavo grew up in El Alcázar, a small rural town in northeastern Argentina. He gained valuable farming experience at his agricultural high school, and when an EARTH graduate told him about the University, the combination of theory, practice, and leadership training inspired him to apply.

Gustavo believes his community needs an agronomist who will work “shoulder to shoulder” with the people, and he dreams of helping farmers make their land prosperous in ecological and healthy ways. In this way, he hopes to return the generosity he says his community has shown him.