About Author: Professor Jennifer Collins

Professor Jennifer Collins grew up in Westchester, near New York City. She lived and worked in Central and South America for more than eight years. For two years in the 1980s she worked in the war zones of Nicaragua with the peace and justice organization, Witness for Peace, trying to change U.S. foreign policy and end U.S. support for the contras. Subsequently she worked for four years in Quito, Ecuador with the Latin American Council of Churches. Professor Collins and her Argentine husband met at 11,000 feet above sea level in the Bolivian Andes and they are still short of breath. Together with her husband and daughter she loves to bike on the Green Circle, hike, backpack and travel. She began teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2007 having previously taught at Colgate University in upstate New York.​​​

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