Spencer Linford

Contributing Writer at The Borgen Project

Location icon United States of America

My name is Spencer Linford and I am a recent University of California Santa Cruz graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Modern Literary Studies and Environmental Studies. I have a keen interest in written word and enjoy reframing perspectives and always asking "why?". I have a strong passion for protecting our planet and believe strong and clear communication is the foundational component to ensuring a sustainable future. This is my portfolio where I display selected works from various platforms which illustrate my multifaceted abilities as a writer and my engaging character as a person.

Pokémon Go: A Reflection of Economic Inequality

For those of you who haven't heard, Pokémon Go is the mobile app developed by Niantic Inc. which allows users to catch the creatures made popular by the insanely popular franchise, Pokémon. The revamped Pokémon game, released July 6th, has been adapted for use as an app on mobile devices and is currently the most popular mobile game in history.

The Borgen Project

The Borgen Project
The Current State of Hunger in Belize

Belize is perhaps best known internationally as a country of refuge for people fleeing the violence of The Northern Triangle, the area with the highest homicide rate in the world. The Northern Triangle is composed of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

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10 Important Facts to Know About Senegalese Refugees

Located on the northwestern coast of Africa, Senegal is lauded as one of the most stable democracies in Africa. It is the only country in post-colonial Africa that has avoided a military coup against its democratic government. However, the democracy of Senegal still experiences lapses in its democratic process, a common ailment of African nations establishing independence post-colonization.

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10 Important Facts About Shia Refugees in Bahrain

Bahrain is a small Muslim country located in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Bahrain has only been independent of imperial governance for 42 years. It has been governed by a Sunni-led constitutional monarchy since its release from British rule and Iranian influence in 1971.

The Fish Rap Live!

The Pomeranian

A brief, charming, commisioned review article about the Pomeranian breed of dog

The Rock on the Sidewalk

The Rock on the Sidewalk
Skateboarding & Gender Equality

An article exploring the status of women in the male dominated world of skateboarding.

The Rock on the Sidewalk
The Resurrection of Industry Giants

This article examines the upheaval of iconic skate brands and their reestablishment as industry giants

The Rock on the Sidewalk
Nyjah: Skateboarding as a Means to an End

This article explores why the biggest name in skateboarding is the most revered and, simultaneously, the most hated skateboarder in the industry.

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