James has worked with mountain peoples of Mesoamerica and Himalaya communities, in areas of ecocultural wellbeing, migration, and intercultural models of transformative education. Affirming the commons, partnerships, and providing direct experiences for students in mountain communities are... more
MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) is a new initiative at Western Washington University. The purpose of MERI is to engage in mountain research as educators and learners, researchers and stewards. The work we do occurs both locally in the Northwest as well as internationally in places like Nepal, Peru, and Costa Rica. The institute is creating a certificate in mountain research skills that is intended to train the next generation of mountain researchers.