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Sara Brune – Doctoral Student

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student working under Dr. Whitney Knollenberg and Dr. Carla Barbieri on the role of agricultural literacy in promoting the support of sustainable agricultural practices and local food systems. I’m from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where I worked in academic coordination on projects promoting citizenship, culture, and democracy in higher education at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. I also worked as a research assistant in Zamorano University in the Department of Environmental Science.


Who has been most influential to you?

Mafalda is probably one of the most influential figures, apart from my family.

Professional Goal

I am interested in continuing working on research that advances our understanding of how to promote pro-environmental behavior and the most effective strategies to create awareness about the interconnectedness of the world we live in.

Previous Degrees and Where I Received these Degrees

Rural Development and Environmental Science, Zamorano University, Honduras

Agroecology and Social Change, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

“Words of Wisdom” for Prospective Students

“A goal without a plan is just a wish”. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

My Leisure Interests

I like yoga, running, swimming, and reading. I enjoy traveling, seeing new places and meeting people.