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Perseverance in the páramo

Liz Farquhar and Tessa Davis traveled to Ecuador’s Andes Mountains for a project in the páramo, a beautiful but challenging ecosystem, where the Tar Heels discovered that the resilience they gained during the pandemic aided them in all the obstacles they faced.

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