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Chelsea Peters

Doctoral Student, Department of Environmental Engineering

Chelsea’s project includes the writing, illustration, publishing, and distribution of a place-based children’s book for the villages she works with in Southwestern Bangladesh.

Chelsea’s research interests include groundwater-surface water interactions in Bangladesh, anthropological impacts on water quality, and conservation of natural environments. 

The Art of Farzana’s Journey: A Bangladesh story of the water, land, and people’
Thursday, September 28, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 pm
RSVP here and indicate‘I will attend” in the subject line

Farzana’s Journey is the culmination of Vanderbilt Civil & Environmental Engineering graduate student and 2017 Curb Public Scholar Chelsea Peters. Chelsea wrote Farzana’s Journey as part of her dissertation work, which focuses on the connection between humans and the environment in southwest Bangladesh. The book’s narrative follows Farzana, a young girl, who must walk a long distance each day to fetch her family’s water. Her usual journey develops into an adventure as she meets animal characters, who relay a story about her ever-changing environment and the subsequent human adaptation.

The Curb Center exhibit will highlight the full creation process of Farzana’s Journey, from research to book, with an impressive display of the colorful photographs, drawings, paintings and textiles created by Vanderbilt student project collaborators and affiliated artists!