Dustin Paul Sanchez is a Fulbright Fellow in the Geodesic Department of University of Pristina. Dustin is a retired United States Army Corporal where he served as a Geointelligence Analyst and Squad Leader. He received his B.A. in History from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2014 where he studied border conflict and conflict histories and a M.S. in Environmental Science from West Texas A&M where he studied analytical soil chemistry. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Studies at Texas State University where he is studying the environmental consequences of conflict and the building of resilience to climate change in post-conflict wine cultures.
His research interests broadly spans environmental, climate change, and conflict geographies. His research while on Fulbright will develop an understanding the impacts of post-Yugoslavia collapse on Kosovan viticulture. His goal is to understand post-conflict resilience in the Kosovo wine region using a broad array of environmental, geographic and social methods. He seeks to also develop strong research ties and publications between the University of Prishtina and Texas State University.