Brianna Oliver ’11 wanted to see the world, so she approached her education at Appalachian from an international perspective. An internship in Cambridge, England, led to an overseas trip to Ecuador, where her fluency in Spanish and ability to connect with the local people were critical to her research on the impact of the oil industry on indigenous communities in the Amazon Rain Forest.
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