From Kelsey Smith, 2009
"After graduation in May of 2009, I took off to the Peruvian Amazon where I lived with a group of individuals from the Machiguenga tribe for four months. While there, I was volunteering and "doing anthropology" at a tourist lodge run by the Machiguengas about a day away from their native communities. I established a great relationship with the tribe and hope to return to the jungle in eight months to continue my work. In the meantime I am working on an ehtnography about my time there and playing in a rock n roll band. I give a special thanks to all my professors at SFSU who taught me the fine arts of anthropology and ethnography."
Kelsey (on right) with Machiguengas tribe member