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Alum Aubrey Parker Covers “Run Across Palestine” as Journalist

Aubrey Parker ’08 with a 200-year-old olive tree that was named in her honor

Aubrey Parker ’08 with a 200-year-old olive tree named in her honor

Aubrey Ann Parker ’08, the assistant editor for Circle of Blue, a Traverse City-based news organization reporting the global freshwater crisis, recently traveled to the West Bank.

Parker— an MIAA Academic Honor Roll runner for Kalamazoo College in 2007—was a photojournalist with the media team following the Run Across Palestine, in which a team of Northern Michigan-based amateur runners embarked upon a 5-day, 129-mile ultramarathon to raise awareness about the struggles facing modern-day Palestinian olive farmers.

She contributed video footage to a seven-part series chronicling the event, and she plans to write an article on water issues related to olive farming for Circle of Blue. Parker is also pitching the story to other various media organizations..

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