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."

Alumnus Kelsey Smith with Machiguengas tribe member

Kelsey (on right) with Machiguengas tribe member