- Boren Scholarships and Fellowships (2008)
Anthony Cak's decision to study Portuguese stemmed from his long-standing interest in Brazil, Brazilian culture, and a desire to study and visit the various ecosystems that encompass Brazil-particularly the Amazon. Anthony's experience as a Boren Fellow in 2008 gave him profound insight into a side of Brazilian culture that most Americans never experience: life in a small agricultural frontier town in the Amazon region.
Anthony received his PhD in environmental science at Indiana University in December of 2011. He is pursuing federal job opportunities that will allow him to use his international background in the ecology and geography of water and land use, as well as his regional interests in Latin America and the Caribbean, in order to benefit agencies that pursue these types of topics as part of their work.