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Chicha in the landscape
Summer 2013

Terraced landscapes of the Incan Empire in the Andes were likely used for more than crops, says WSU archaeologist Melissa Goodman-Elgar. They were probably ceremonial and social places to drink maize beer chicha as well.


Categories: Archaeology
Tags: Inca, Chicha, Andes, Peru


Yessenia Picha ’12—Of alpacas and affection
Fall 2012

Alpacas were a familiar sight for Yessenia Picha ’12, but she sees them in a new light as she returns to her home in Cuzco after training at WSU as one of the first, if not the first woman veterinarian in Peru to earn a veterinary master’s degree in the United States.


Categories: Veterinary medicine, Alumni
Tags: Alpacas, Peru


Peru: In the middle of the jungle with no Walgreens
Winter 2005
In summer 2004 my husband, Stuart, and I made our first trip to Peru. We traveled with a charitable organization that hoped to build an orphanage and medical clinic there. Having completed my second semester of nursing studies at the Washington St...
Categories: Health sciences, Alumni
Tags: Volunteer, Peru, Nursing