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Lisa BuckLisa Buck’s first time abroad was a Short Term Faculty Led program in Spain the summer after her freshman year at Missouri State. During this program, she fell in love with the Spanish language and culture. In addition to working toward her degree in Dietetics, Lisa decided to major in Spanish. She completed her degree by spending five months in Costa Rica with the SOL Study Abroad Program, during which she traveled to Nicaragua and Panama and spent over a month working at an organic farm and sustainable living center. She also was able to combine her love of Spanish and Dietetics by attending the Spring Break Malnutrition in Developing Countries program to El Salvador. This summer will be her third trip to El Salvador and Costa Rica, where she has conducted nutrition assessments, research, and education in rural areas. Lisa also spent a month backpacking in both Haiti and Mexico after graduating with her undergraduate degrees.

Lisa recently completed her Dietetic Internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Louis. She is looking forward to starting her Master of Public Health program this fall and plans on working in the area of international health in the future. In her free time, Lisa enjoys running, hiking, biking, camping, and all things outdoors. She is excited to serve as the Study Away Graduate Assistant to help provide students with life-changing study away adventures!