Liz in Arcata, CA

Bio[edit | edit source]

2010 Appropedia Travel Intern!

Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology, Tulane University/Grant Writer/Science Communicator

Liz Kimbrough is a PhD candidate at Tulane University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. You can find her in New Orleans studying endophytic fungi, playing her washboard, and writing about science for Liz received her BS in Botany from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2010. After graduating, Liz worked as a research assistant in the Peruvian Amazon, conducted rare plant surveys on Pacific Northwest timberlands, served as the first Travel Intern for, worked as a tutor in Italy, taught science to kids in San Diego. Liz began interning for tropical science and conservation news site in July of 2012 and quickly discovered a passion for bringing science and environmental news to the public. She has written over 50 articles for the site and is the writer of the “Innovation in Tropical Forest Conservation” interview series. In addition, Liz has written for the World Conference of Science Journalists, the Public Library of Science and the Global Forest Reporting Network.

Liz is also passionate about grant writing, editing and consulting across fields.

Learn more about her writing and research on her personal website:

Appropedia[edit | edit source]

Liz served as the first Appropedia Travel Intern.

In 2010 Liz visited intentional/green communities and projects in South and Central America with the following goals:

  1. To document positive functional aspects of the community /project to post on Appropedia. These aspects may be technological, social, or structural, etc.
  2. To assess if these places are an appropriate fit for the project described below.
    • Appropedia intends to establish a program that would link travelers with communities or projects focused around appropriate technology and intentional living. Travelers would be given an opportunity visit their country or region of interest and to have an in-depth experience there with an intentional community or appropriate technology project. As an alternative to volunteer travel programs in which the volunteers are contributing labor, Appropedia volunteer travelers would be asked to make contributions to the Appropedia database, updating older entries or creating primary documentation about the community they are visiting.

Travel itinerary[edit | edit source]

Dates (2010) Country Locations
August 9-11 Costa Rica The Rainbow Hostel
August 12-17 Panamá Panama City and Boquette
August 18-23 Panamá Bocas del Toro
August 24-30 Costa Rica Several communities around San Isidro
September 1-14 Costa Rica Rancho Mastatal
October 14-18 USA Bioneers Conference
November 7-12 USA The Global Summit

Contributions[edit | edit source]

I have been directly contributing to Appropedia since May of 2010. You can see all of my contributions Special:Contributions/Lizkimbrough here. Listed below are pages I primarily created, as opposed to just edited, on Appropedia and their respective page views as of September 28th, 2013.

[Total Views = 77663]
Page Name Views
Affordable aerial photography 2019
Auroville 1636
Bamboo boards 1266
Bamboo drying 969
Bamboo planter 1287
Bambu Tico bamboo factory 2186
Bocas Sustainable Tourism Alliance 1461
Cocoa hecho a mano 1320
EARTH University 802
Finca Amrta 1107
Finca Amrta's worm bin 1142
Floating drum biogas digestor 7708
Green tips for travelers in Bocas del Toro 1065
Hand crank barrel washing machine 746
Living Mandala 692
New Dawn composting toilet 10316
Operation Safe Drinking Water 1118
Rancho Mastatal 831
Regenerative Design Institute (RDI) 1264
Solar Energy International 1203
Terrasophia 1255
The Rainbow Hostel 3476
The Rainbow Hostel rainwater catchment system 1235
The Rainbow Hostel solar energy 1167
Vetiver 1255
Yestermorrow design build school 367
Talk:New Dawn composting toilet 1111
User:Lizkimbrough 4630
User:Lizkimbrough/Potential projects 2121
User talk:Lizkimbrough 1111
Appropedia:Press coverage 1148
Appropedia:Travel internships 4175
Category:Panama 1643
Category:Peru 1133
Category:Vermiculture 10042
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