Rice awards Watson and Zeff fellowships to three seniors

Baker College senior Ana Builes received the Roy and Hazel Zeff fellowship, which will also fund a year of world travel.

Builes said she use her fellowship to gain a global perspective on coffee farming by visiting Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ethiopia and Rwanda. 

Builes said she plans on going to law school after her fellowship, and then potentially starting her own coffee cooperative. She said she hopes to be able to explore global issues, such as women’s rights and fair trade, within the context of coffee production.

“I want to be able to explore both my interest in coffee and my interest in social justice through my Zeff fellowship,” Builes said. “I expect to be able to see how these two interests intersect.”


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