In 2015 I was awarded a PRISM grant through Pacific University to oversee undergraduate independent research. Aaron Ferguson conducted independent ethnographic research in American Samoa on how youth imagine their futures. He also conducted archival research at the Nelson Library in Apia. Aaron collected articles published from 2013-2015 in the daily newspaper, the Samoa Observer, on food, fat, and fitness to supplement my corpus of news media. He presented his research at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Vancouver, BC in 2015.
Aaron now works as a Clinical Research Assistant at Aggregate Analytics Inc.