The article outlines Dr. Bereza and Dr. Kahle-Piasecki’s 2018 study abroad trip to Ecuador and focuses on the research TU undergraduate students conducted during this time. During this excursion, students were present for and intimately involved with the investigation, under the direction of their faculty mentors. The purpose of this trip was for the students to gain practical knowledge on their previously-completed theoretical research on Ecuador’s practices surrounding coffee production, social justice issues and potential alternatives to these practices.
Dr. Bereza and Dr. Kahle-Piasecki’s article outlines the findings of six TU undergraduate students, each of whom having played an integral role in conducting interviews and analyzing the subsequent findings. The completed article was recently published with “The International Journal of Business and Social Science,” and the research team expects to present their findings both nationally and internationally in the near future.