University of Michigan
College of Engineering
Multidisciplinary Design Program
Taubman College of Architecture
School of Art & Design
Ross School of Business
Barger Leadership Institute
English Language Institute
International Project Collaborative
LS&A Honors Program
Community partner organizations
Jaguar Ecological Reserve
SEDUC (Secretary of Education of Mato Grosso)
Mato Grosso Secretary of Health
Instituto Federal de Educação Tecnologia e Ciência - Mato Grosso
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
Colégio de Nazaré
Focus Conservation Fund
Ethan Shirley is interested in integrating science, technology, and sustainable community development in third-world countries. Ethan is fluent in Portuguese, and has been going to this area in Brazil for eight years.
He graduated from the University of Michigan with an Anthropology and Zoology major, and a minor in Paleontology.
Julie Bateman is interested in the exchange of ideas, opportunities, and services between rural and urban areas. And especially how this exchange can ameliorate a region's environment and its population's well-being. Julie studied Civil Engineering and Natural Resource Studies at the University of Michigan; she is conversational in Portuguese.