Caitlin Doughty

Steck Family Award winner Caitlin Doughty's thesis, "Petroleum Extraction, Markets, and Connection to Place: A Comparative Study of Two Huaorani Communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon," arose from her travels to the Ecuadoran Amazon.

There, Doughty (environmental studies, '10) worked with the Huaorani, a tribe of people known for their self-sufficiency, their preservation of custom and ritual, and their suspicion of outsiders.