Iván Langesfeld

Class of 2018

I was born and raised in the city of Miami, Florida, and was lucky to have a family that encouraged my tree climbing endeavors and went camping in the Everglades for my birthdays. Until now, I’ve been really excited about the scientific branch of biology and conservation. However, after an applied semester in Chilean Patagonia where I got to work closely with communities in ways that would benefit both conservation aims and the communities surrounding these areas in need of stewardship, I noticed I really enjoy human narratives. The new direction I’d like to orient myself toward is as a story-teller: untangling and reweaving narratives of human-nature and human-human conflict, so that issues can be addressed and rewoven into a new, healed whole.