Gunung Palung National ParkIndonesia
About Melinda Clarke
Mindy is a PhD student in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) at CSU. Her advisor is Kathy Galvin, Department of Anthropology and the Natural Resource Ecology Lab. Mindy will provide assistance to Health in Harmony (HIH), an innovative, rapidly growing non-governmental organization working to improve human health and conservation near Gunung Palung National Park in Indonesia. Mindy will collaborate with HIH to conduct a participatory evaluation of the organization’s conceptual models, develop a social network analysis, and cultivate relationships with new partners in Indonesia and the United States in order to test, refine and possibly replicate their models in other areas. Mindy is collaborating with Dr. Kirsten Leong, Human Dimensions Specialist, National Park Service and Dr. Kinari Webb, Founder, Health in Harmony.