Nick Mott received his M.A. in Anthropology from Colorado State University with a focus on International Development in 2015. Currently, he is a Migrant Education Graduation Advocate for Greeley-Evans District 6.
The school district hosts a large population of migrant and refugee families because of the JBS USA meatpacking plant in the area. Students in the district come from more than 60 countries and speak more than 68 languages and dialects. At District 6, he mentors, advises, tutors, and generally advocates for migrant and refugee families with the primary goal of instilling students with the skills necessary to advocate for themselves. He uses his experience in cultural anthropology to work with students with a diversity of cultural understandings of the world around them, and to help them navigate their way through a new language (English) and the often harsh world of middle and high school. His coursework and research in the field of international development has proven invaluable in his work and has shown him that the lessons of international development stay relevant at home, as well as abroad.
On November 19, 2015, Mr. Mott and Dave Schutz, Department of Anthropology alumni, as well as Dr. Kate Browne, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, helped organize and participated in a reception, “Connecting Research and Practice in International Development,” before the annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting in Denver, CO. The Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) and International Development Enterprises (iDE) hosted the event that featured ten short presentations on international development work at the Posner Center.