My name is Beth White and I am a 4th year student in Journalism and Communication Studies at Carleton University. I am excited to be spending the summer in Arusha, Tanzania and work with Farm Radio International as a Communication Research Assistant.
When I heard about the internship through my school, Tanzania was my first choice. I have never been to Tanzania, but friends who have say it is a beautiful and diverse country. I look forward to supporting Farm Radio International’s programs that work with local farmers. I am also hoping to be able to expand on my experience in journalism and communications through evaluating different programs’ success using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Outside of the classroom, I’ve had the opportunity to work in residence for the last two years. Working with incredible students and staff has driven my passion for sustainable development and youth engagement.
On a very different note, some of my hobbies include reading, soccer, and trying new teas. I am happiest when I have a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. I love to travel but have had minimal experience. So, while I am not entirely sure of the first thing I will do when I arrive to Arusha, I know it will be an incredible learning experience in both the work I do and through the people I meet.