Ekow is currently pursuing a master’s degree in law and diplomacy (MALD) at the Fletcher school of Tufts university, with a focus on development economics and land governance. At Fletcher, he is researching the Colombian land restitution process and opportunities for coordinated rural development strategy to benefit restitution claimants while supporting Colombia’s climate change adaptation efforts and goals for economic growth. Prior to enrolling at Fletcher, Ekow worked with the international education company EF Education First. He helped the firm launch an operation in the Dominican Republic and develop partnerships with environmental and humanitarian organizations in the DR, Peru and Ecuador. He also served with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, where he was embedded within the DR’s National Environmental School, created curricula, taught courses in ecology and ecotourism and facilitated the development of a community-based ecotourism project based out of a protected area. Ekow holds a BA from Middlebury College in environmental studies with a minor in biology.