Name: Rita Bouwens
Hometown: Marne, Michigan
Research interests: Food, consumerism, gender, race, class, vegetarianism, relationships between people and animals, livestock industry
Majors: Anthropology and Spanish
Dreams: To apply, get accepted to, and receive funding for a PhD. program for an (undecided) area of cultural anthropology and to have a career either in the research industry or in a non-profit organization.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Esperanza
Project title: Who Eats What and Why?: A Political Economy Analysis of Food Choice