Tracey Eaton, an assistant professor at Flagler College, is organizing the Cuba trip. He is the former Dallas Morning News bureau chief in Cuba and lived on the island from 2000 to early 2005.
Eaton, a journalist, is a former Fulbright scholar in Ecuador. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from Temple University. He has been traveling to Cuba and reporting on events there since 1994. He has taught journalism classes at Flagler College since 2007.
Eaton is also a field producer and freelance journalist. He returns to Cuba on assignment at least once a year and writes a blog called Along the Malecón.
In March 2015, the Pulitzer Center awarded him a grant to carry out a project on Cuban youth. See Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?
In August 2015, Eaton assisted NBC’s Nightly News, led by Lester Holt, with its coverage of the historic opening of U.S. embassy in Havana.
Maira Eaton, a native of Cuba, will also be traveling with the group. She is an artist and designer and yes, she can dance, too. She’s also a logistical whiz who will assist with lodging, meals and other essentials.
The Flagler College Study Abroad Office oversees all study abroad for students. Other destinations include Ireland, Mexico, Peru and China.
The college’s Study Abroad Committee, headed by Dr. Felix Livingston, approved the 2017 Cuba trip in April 2016.
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