How to build resilient communities

“The need to incorporate the community in my research and teaching is representative of my experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer. I learned how to sit and listen, how to ask questions, and saw how interventions that don’t incorporate their voices will fail.”

Those are the words of Mary Rodriguez as she describes some of her work as an assistant professor in the CFAES Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership.

Rodriguez—whose research centers on women and community development, building resilient communities, developing community food security, and community leadership—recently was featured in the Engaged Scholars series by Ohio State’s Office of Outreach and Engagement.

Read the full feature. (Photo: Rodriguez, left, working in Tanzania before the pandemic.)

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