Gloria is a 2nd year (3rd Year in the fall) M.S./PhD student and Gates Millennium Fellow in the Department of Natural Resources with a concentration in community natural resource management. Born in Haiti, with its complex and fascinating culture and history, her roots reflect the combination of Caribbean, African, Latin and European cultures found on that island. At the age of five, Gloria and her family immigrated to the United States and Brooklyn has since been her home. Her research focuses on the impact of community-based agroforestry in improving rural livelihoods in Haiti.
She enjoys visiting nature sites, cooking, listening to konpa music, and of course traveling back to Haiti during her breaks. Gloria is passionate about mentoring others as she attributes her success to some of her past mentoring relationships. After the completion of her PhD, she plans to move back to Haiti in hopes of continuing research that can influence policies and the development of natural resource community-based programs that promote community development in the country.