First Advisor

Dr. Kristin Hedges

Keywords

Ethnoveterinary Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Ethnobotany, Cultural Anthropology, Medicinal Plants, Traditional Medicine

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Abstract

This is the final draft of a magazine article I submitted to Anthropology News. The article details my undergraduate research experience during the summer of 2023. I joined the established Olosho Ethnobotany Project, and collaborated with Dr. Kristin Hedges to produce an ethnoveterinary component. Dr. Hedges and I, spent two weeks in Narok, Kenya documenting traditional medicine for livestock. The traditional medicine was specific to the Purko Maasai community. The research trip was transformational, and helped guide my scholarly aspirations as a future graduate student of veterinary medicine. This article has been accepted by Anthropology News and pending press early 2024.