Stéphanie Borios is committed to improving people’s wellbeing though the application of research. Dr. Borios studies how children and youth make sense of the world around them, tackle the challenges they face and aspire for a better future. Stéphanie is also interested in assessing development initiatives; examining how poverty is defined and measured, as well as understanding the social importance of farmers’ markets in both urban and rural communities.
Dr. Borios conducted courses at Eastern New Mexico University (US), in cultural Anthropology, Native-Americans and Ethnographic methods, and is now pursuing her passion for understanding the dynamics of human diversity in Peru – her inspirational home. Dr. Borios has worked as an environmental educator and communicator in the Peruvian Amazon, collaborating with indigenous federations and schools in designing and coordinating educational campaigns to raise public awareness on environmental issues. Stéphanie also has experience as a consultant for development firms evaluating Millennium Development Goals Fund reports of joint programs focused on children and food security, conflict prevention, culture and development, environment and climate change, and gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Stéphanie Borios earned a Doctorate in Anthropology with a Certificate in Latin American Studies at the University of Florida (U.S.) and a Master in Ethnobotany at the University of Kent in Canterbury (England).