|Puentes (center) listening to a discussion between a farmer and a local expert in Manaus, Brazil.|
Puentes' task at the Graduate School is to strengthen the Master's Degree in Applied Community Change curriculum along with student teaching and advising. "This is a unique opportunity to continue learning, not only from faculty colleagues but from students themselves."
Puentes' students appreciate his global experience that links community development, natural resources management, and agriculture. Most are practitioners themselves with diverse experiences, and their questions force Puentes to continue learning.
"Education is in the learning, not the teaching," Puentes says. "Future Generations Graduate School is the place to be for those with a passion for learning; it is difficult to find a better place either to start or continue a lifelong learning journey."