Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Jennifer Triplett

M.A. Alumna

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Jennifer earned a B.A. in Latin American Studies, International Development, and Classical Studies from Tulane University, graduating summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. During her time as a Tulane undergraduate, Jennifer participated in Stone Center summer study abroad programs in both Chile and Cuba, exploring questions of economic development and literary culture. Jennifer‘€™s undergraduate research, which was presented at the UT Austin ILASSA annual conference (entitled ‘€œPots, Potatoes, and Progress for Women: Rethinking Feminism in Post-Crisis Latin America‘€), focused on the comedores populares of Peru and their impact on female empowerment. After graduation, Jennifer traveled to southern Chile as a teaching assistant for the ‘€œEnglish Opens Doors Program,‘€ sponsored by the Chilean Ministry of Education and the United Nations Development Program. Jennifer spent her time in the M.A. program exploring the relationship between gender and various facets of development, including issues of food security and healthcare, in the Andean region.