CAROLINE TRACEY, email@example.com
Caroline Tracey is a Fulbright grantee to Kyrgyzstan. Her research has two facets: the representation of landscape in Kyrgyz literature, and the history of Kyrgyz land use policy. She is interested in the interaction between the two--how literature reflects and informs a cultural attitude toward the environment. She looks forward to reading as much as she can, talking to as many people as she can, and to exploring Kyrgyzstan.
Caroline grew up in Colorado, which has mountains, plains, and a semi-arid climate, similar to Kyrgyzstan, and so feels at home in Central Asia. She received her B.A. in Russian Literature from Yale University. Since graduating, she has worked as a freelance writer as well as for a land use nonprofit in California's Central Valley. She traveled to Kyrgyzstan for a month in the summer of 2013 with funding from the Yale Environmental Studies department, and returns now for ten months, until July 2015.