Samantha Raneri is a 2006-2007 Fulbright Garcia-Robles Scholar who has been working with a cooperative of indigenous women in the Sierra Norte region of Puebla, Mexico.
Her ethnographic research focuses on cultural conservation, innovative entrepreneurship, gender issues, and fair trade. Currently, she is compiling her research into a written history of the cooperative Maseual Siuat Xochitajkitinij.
Having recently moved back to the U.S., she is working in New York City. She continues to pursue her passion for writing and the study of Latin America, business development, and indigenous cultures.