Courtney Cook

Courtney Cook is a first year graduate student from Virginia. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006 where she studied Spanish and Anthropology.

Within the discipline of Anthropology, she was drawn to Human Origin studies, and participated in the Koobi Fora Field School in Paleoanthropology in Kenya in the summer of 2005. Traveling in East Africa provided exposure to global issues of peace and justice and led her to an internship with the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland after graduation. There she assisted in the facilitation of youth programming, including the organization of a cultural exchange on conflict resolution between young people from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and England. Since then she has spent 8 years working in the field of Refugee Resettlement in Charlottesville, VA.

With the Masters of Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights, Courtney is interested in learning to apply Anthropology to the global challenges posed by the plight of refugees and to the critical field of international humanitarian assistance.

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