Alyson Dagang, PhD

A California native, Alyson completed her BA in international development with an emphasis in Latin American studies at American University in Washington, DC, and her PhD in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her research, carried out with local farmers, examined biophysical and socioeconomic aspects of wood and fruit tree repopulation of grazed pastures in central Panama. She has served as SIT Study Abroad associate academic dean for Latin America. She is pleased to be back as an academic director. she previously directed SIT programs from 2002 to 2005 and 2007 to 2009. Alyson was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Panamanian province of Panama Oeste. She has worked on projects focused on gender, agroforestry, sustainable agriculture, community development, environmental education, forestry, and conservation.

Education

  • PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, School of Forest Resources and Conservation
  • BA, American University
Alyson Dagang, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

PANAMA: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

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Academic Director

PANAMA: Marine Ecology & Blue Carbon Conservation in the Pacific & Caribbean

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Academic Director

PANAMA: Community and Nongovernmental Organizations Internship

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SIT Graduate Institute

Program Chair

Master of Arts in Sustainable Development

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