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Jake Taylor

  • PLU Class of 2009/2010
  • Spanish and Global Studies Double Major
  • Studied away in Oaxaca, MexicoWang Grant in Ecuador
  • Completed Peace Corps in Panama
  • Now working on Masters in Latin American Studies in the Netherlands
Jake learning some Tzotzil from children in Chiapas, Mexico

I'm currently enrolled in a MA Latin American studies program with public policy emphasis at Leiden University here in the Netherlands. It's the only program in Europe outside of Spain offered entirely in Spanish. After PLU I did Peace Corps service in Panama, taught Spanish in Tacoma and then decided it was time for a change. My research here is focused on Colombian immigrants in northern Chile where I just spent December and January doing field work for my thesis.