Jason Shepard

Jason Shepard


Academic Interests

  • Latin America
  • Migration studies
  • Migrant health
  • Guatemala
  • Oral histories
  • Language preservation
  • Development studies
  • Nonprofit management

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • A guide to Marshallese culture
  • History and health for health practitioners
  • CSAS conference presentation over typologies of migrants
  • CSAS conference presentation over fisheries management in Jamaica

Previous Experience

  • Researcher and writer for an international trend spotting company
  • Grant writer
  • Nonprofit consultant
  • Professional writer
  • Founder and CEO of a small nonprofit


Republic MO


  • Backpacking
  • Traveling
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Brewing beer
  • Cooking
  • Gardening

Future Goals and Aspirations

To complete an oral history project among the Tz'utuhuil Maya of Guatemala and produce a bilingual book of oral history for their local school system to encourage language preservation.


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