Michelle Richardson


As Interviewed by Chris S., March 19, 2015
"Sometimes when working with indigenous people in the country they are not used to seeing a women be in charge, give a presentation, or write a book, so it’s kind of hard for them to believe and actually listen to you and give you credit for it."
Michelle Richardson

Introductory Profile: About Michelle Richardson

I interviewed Michelle Richardson who worked in the field of tourism in Guatemala. She has a bachelors degree in wildlife and fishery sciences and a masters degree in geography. She was in the peace corps from 2003 to 2006 and was assigned environmental education in tourism. The Peace Corps help other countries with social and economic development.

I interviewed her specifically on women’s rights and inequalities in Guatemala and what she did in the peace corps. Additionally Michelle talked a bit about how there was also racial discrimination between different ethnic groups in Guatemala.