As part of continuous growth, INESAD and Development Roast are bringing on board a host of new interns. Join us in welcoming our newest addition Garance Marcotte:
Garance is a recent graduate from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella where she obtained her Master’s degree in International Relations. Her fields of interest are sustainable development, renewable energies and human rights in Latin America.
After several short trips to Central American countries, Garance decided to settle down in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she has lived for the last five years. During the course of her stay she worked as a permanent overseas consultant for the Business Bank of Canada and dedicated much of her time to foster Canadian investements in Latin America.
In 2008 she visited Chile, Brasil, Uruguay, Bolvia and Peru. This seven-months trip has deepened her interest for the Latin American continent and a sharp knowledge of its diversified cultures.
Garance spent much of her summers doing internships for important Canadian NGO such as the Canadian Center for International Cooperation and the Christian Committtee for Humans Rights Protection in South America. In 2009, she conducted interviews with young delinquents in three Argentinian provinces as part of a wide national program to lower criminality.
She hopes that her internship with INESAD will help her improve her writing and research skills and deepen her knowledge of sustainable development issues and, more specifically, environmental ecnomics. She sees her internship as an important community envolvement process which is going to give her a solid basis for future development projects.