Tahia Devisscher (Bolivia), Class'07

Tahia Devisscher (Bolivia), Class'07

I obtained a BSc in Environmental Sciences and Development Studies at the Zamorano University in Honduras . During my last year of studies I did an internship in Mexico, where I worked with World Vision in the area of design, monitoring and evaluation of development programs for five regions. After my undergraduate I worked in Boliviawith The Nature Conservancy on improve the forestry sector. I also participated in a research program carried out by the Department of Renewable Resources at the Louisiana State University, US. I contributed to projects related to environmental impact in the southern forest ecosystems due to flooding and invasive species.     

After finishing this research I departed to what became a very intensive and interesting life experience: MESPOM and the first year at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary . I chose MESPOM for many reasons: the high academic level it offers, the possibility of intercultural interaction with students coming from all over the world, the exchange of working experiences with students coming with diverse backgrounds and work practices and the opportunity to study in different European Universities, which I personally think is a privilege among other international programs. In one month I will finish the first semester of the Masters program, I feel the time has passed very quickly. My expectations have been more than fullfilled, and I find myself living new interesting experiences and learning more and more every day. I learn from professors that come to teach us from different Universities in Europe and North America and I share ideas with my colleagues coming from all over the world. I feel very motivated and challenged by the program, growing personally and professionally as the time passes. After the two years of the Masters program I have the intention to go back to Latin America and work there developing and leading new environment and sustainable development programs for the region. Do you also want to understand the world through many different eyes and accept the challenge to be part of MESPOM and work for a sustainable future?