Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Bethany Beachum

Student - M.A. Student

Bethany Beachum is a graduate student in the Latin American Studies M.A. program. She earned her B.A. in International Development from Calvin College in 2011 after participating in various study abroad programs in Honduras, Panama, and Yucatán, Mexico. Upon graduating, she moved to Managua, Nicaragua, for five years to work in monitoring and evaluation of food security, public health, and rural community development programs alongside the staff of several local NGOs. While in Nicaragua, she also earned a graduate certificate in Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change from the Universidad Centroamericana and taught an undergraduate course on Theories of International Development to students in a U.S. study abroad program in Managua. Since returning to the U.S. in 2016, Bethany has continued to work as a consultant for a Washington, DC, based international organization, spending time in rural regions of Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic to work with national NGO staff on program monitoring, reporting, and proposal-writing. Her research interests include: sociology of culture, human rights, drivers of human migration in Central America, and the role of local civil society in long-term citizenship building and societal progress in Central America.