Allyssa Chua

Allyssa Chua

Undergraduate Student

Department(s)
Anthropology

Biography

I am an undergraduate double majoring in Political Science and Anthropology. My research interest focuses on cultural influences on government action, such as how a community’s traditions are a response to government policies. I am currently participating in an undergraduate research program called RAMP and was partnered with Trevor Pollom and the Nutrition & Reproduction Laboratory. In our research project, we will use remote sensing to explore landscape changes in Tanzania, East Africa and the frequency of pastoral homesteads on traditional hunter-gatherer landscapes. Through this work, we will be better able to understand how lifestyles of a given community are impacted by changes to the surrounding environment.