Skip to main content
Intellect

Community development subject of Oct. 6 BYU lecture

A community building director for the Esther Foundation will present “Whose Development?” on Friday, Oct. 6 as part of the International Field Studies Lecture Series at Brigham Young University at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Alisa Allred Mercer, a BYU alumnus, began working for the Esther Foundation in 2004, where she is responsible for managing client relationships and portfolios with over 300 companies throughout the Intermountain West. Her efforts have increased area funding by 50 percent.

She has taught refugees and recent immigrants for the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center in Salt Lake City and trained others in literacy methodology in Retalhuleu, Guatemala. Following a welfare mission to the Dominican Republic (1996–98), Mercer returned to BYU where she participated in a field study in Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan, Guatemala, first as a participant (2000) and then as a program facilitator (2001).

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Lee Simons

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

BYU study shows changing population and income patterns in rural Mountain West

November 22, 2022
BYU professors Samuel Otterstrom and Matthew Shumway analyzed population and income trends in the Mountain West region over the past 20 years. Their research confirmed the widening inequalities between less wealthy “Old West” counties known for traditional mining, farming and ranching, and wealthier “New West” counties boasting natural beauty and recreational opportunities like hiking or skiing.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU students learn from the healthiest humans on earth in the blue zone of Ikaria, Greece

November 17, 2022
There are five locations around the globe where people reach the age of 100 at 10 times greater rates than U.S. averages. These Blue Zones, as they are called, are home to the healthiest people on earth:
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

How paperwork at the doctor's office can lead to medical misdiagnoses

November 16, 2022
While HIPAA privacy forms are supposed to assure patients that their personal information will be protected, new research from BYU and the University of Utah finds that they cause people to lie more about their medical history rather than feel more comfortable about sharing information.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=