About the Authors

IMG_8431Ariel Errar: Junior, International Studies/Pre-Law Major, hopes to become a Human Rights Lawyer in the future.

“I took the course “Haitian Culture and Society” because I have always wanted to immerse myself academically through the nation’s history in order to build a greater appreciation for the country and its people.”


IMG_0562Oriana Ma: Junior, Sociology Major with a minor in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. Academic interests include social change and inequality. Aspiring to work for the United Nations.

“I took this course because I like to learn about different culture and it is an insightful course to fill as my elective.”



Christopher Oriza: Freshman, majoring in Economics, with minors in Business Administration and Real Estate. I am from Miami, Florida but originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

“I am taking this course to fulfill my general education requirements and to expand my knowledge on the history of Haiti and the different factors that contribute to its present conditions, which in turn would make me better equipped to resolve some of the struggles and difficulties that many Haitians face through my foundation that I plan  on starting in the near future.”


Screen Shot 2018-04-27 at 11.40.29 PMNheissa Isidor: Sophomore, International Studies Major/Pre-med with a minor in Health Disparities, Interested in Global Public Health and Doctors Without Borders.

“I am taking this class to expand my knowledge more on the political and historical factors that contributed to Haiti’s positionality in this world in order for me to reflect on some sustainable initiatives that I might possibly be involved in the future.”


Stephanie Beauvais:
 Junior, Visual Arts Studies major on the Pre-Health track atthe University of Florida who hopes to become a Physician’s Assistant for a plastic surgeon in the future, combining her love for art and medicine.

“Besides fulfilling an elective requirement for the School of Art and Art History, my primary goal for taking this course is to enhance my knowledge on Haitian history, culture, and society to better understand my roots, learn about Haiti on an academic platform, and ultimately become knowledgeable enough to debunk negative stereotypes         frequently associated with the country.”


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