Curt Holder, a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at UCCS, will be a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in El Salvador beginning in January.
Holder will serve as an environmental community mobilization specialist and work closely with communities, governmental organizations and universities to promote sustainability of the cloud forest and the conservation and restoration of lakes in the region. He will live in Metapan, Santa Ana, El Salvador near the borders of Guatemala and Honduras, an area that is home to the last remaining intact primary forest.
“It should be an interesting and rewarding experience,” Holder said. “I look forward to returning to Latin America. I am certain that my experience in El Salvador will open many research opportunities and create research funding opportunities for UCCS.”
Holder said he plans regular Facebook updates and photos during his Peace Corps response.