Anna Carter

2019 Etscorn International Research Award

Anna Carter

Anna Carter

UofL senior Anna Carter has been awarded a 2019 Etscorn International Research Award. UofL awards the Irvin F. and Alice S. Etscorn International Summer Research Award to promising undergraduates interested in conducting international research over the summer.
Carter will use the award to take part in the Maderas Rainforest Convervancy’s field study course on Primate Behavior and Ecology in Costa Rica


I am honored to receive the Summer Research Award from the Etscorn Honors Center. I appreciate their support in this endeavor especially as it is not related directly to my current studies or intended career path, but rather is an exercise in learning a new discipline and new research methods in a challenging and fluid environment like the Costa Rican jungle. Since entering college, I haven't had a chance to explore many disciplines outside of social sciences and humanities, so I am very excited to continue my learning process and challenge myself in a new field, specifically anthropology and biology. ”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Expects to graduate in May 2020 from the College of Arts and Sciences with degrees in political science, women’s, gender and sexuality studies and philosophy.

Inspired By

Dr. Frances Purifoy's enthusiasm in her biological anthropology and primates courses inspired me to go beyond the studies in my disciplines and spend time in the field observing and researching primates.

Additional Awards

Vogt Scholar

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Fort Thomas, Kentucky

  • High school:

    Highlands High School (2016)

  • Parents:

    Julie Adams Carter and Bryan Carter of Milford, Ohio