Summer Fellowship at the Instituto Mora

Hello, World! My name is Darice Xue and I’m currently a member of the Class of 2016 at the College of William & Mary studying International Relations and Finance. This summer, I will have the pleasure of working at the Instituto Mora’s Observatorio de la Cooperación Internacional para el Desarollo en México (Observatory of the International Cooperation for Development in Mexico, henceforth “Observacoop”) through AidData’s Summer Fellowship Program. AidData is a research innovation lab that seeks to improve international aid transparency through the use of geospatial technology and mapping software. To date, it represents the collaborative effort of students and faculty from Brigham Young University, the University of Texas at Austin, and of course, here at the College. I have been working at AidData since my freshman year of college, geocoding aid information from a medley of media reports, World Bank documents, and government reports, and it’s been exciting to see the trends that have emerged over time.

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