Week One in Nicaragua! Piloting the Protocol.

Prior to leaving for Nicaragua I worked with Professor Aday to decide what aspects of communication we would like to look at and analyze using social network analysis. My teammates and I read the article, “Social Network Analysis for Organizations”, written by Noel M. Tichy, which outlines the main SNA methodologies. In prior research conducted by MANOS members, students have used the “reputational method” to interview community members, asking questions such as “who works on the behalf of the community”. We decided that this round we’re going to focus on the “transactional content”. We are looking for direct communication regarding health and we’ll also be looking at how often these interactions occur and where they occur.

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A Summer of Service

My name is Lindsey Neimo and I am a rising senior at the College of William and Mary. I am a Religious Studies Major and a Business Management Minor, a unique combination intended for a future in the world of faith based non-profits. My sophomore year in high school I attended my first mission trip with my Catholic youth group. I was blown away by the hundreds of teenagers and adults who had paid to volunteer for a week of service. We slept in a high school, waited in long shower lines, and got very little sleep after long days of work, yet every single person loved every single moment. It was at this point that my love of service was ignited and my inquiry towards its roots began.

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