Grant Winners

Funding for these awards comes from gifts from donors, including Betty Chenoweth'55, and from the Weissberg Foundation.

Summer 2015

Guadalupe Angeles’16, comparative literature & CRIS, Internship with Casa Hogar, Ayahuasca, Peru

Emily Canny’16, international relations & history, Public and Global Affairs Intern, Niagara Foundation, Chicago, IL

Lola Davis’17, health & societyDoula training, Bay Area, CA

Hannah Devereux’17, international relations & Russian, US State Department Unpaid Student Internship, Kiev, Ukraine

Thaowan Giorno’17, environmental biology, Village Conservation Assistant, Thailand

Nora Kane’16, theater, performance and media studies, Media Intern-Jaha Media Group, Amman, Jordan

Samantha Poyer’17, anthropology, Internship Doing Archival Research on History of Souillac, Souillac, France

Sabrina Sanchez’17,  health & society and Spanish, Medial Volunteer, Xela, Guatemala, Xela, Guatamala

Meredith Shimek’17, international relations and psychology, Care, Support, and Social Inclusion/Integration for People withMental and Intellectual Disability, Brussels, Belgium

Macy Tran’17, health & society, Menstruation Health in Tanzania, Nkwasira Village, Tanzania

Yuri Wada’18, international relations, Internship with Cadip, Sale, Morocco

Summer 2014

Johnny Bakewell'16 (education and youth studies) carried out career exploration and job shadowing in international education with three Midwest colleges.

Gaizi Jie'15 (anthropology & museum studies) interned with the National Museum of China, focusing on history and art.

Stephanie Mayo'15 (education and youth studies) taught in a government high school in New Delhi, India, as a volunteer with International Volunteer HQ.

Sarah Pipal'16 (environmental geology) teamed up with Allison Vance'16 to study the effects of drought and bushfire on sites of geologic interest in Victoria, Australia.

Estiaque Shourov'16 (physics) conducted an engineering research internship at Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany.

Allison Vance'16 (geology) teamed up with Sarah Pipal'16 to create an interactive geologic history of Victoria, Australia, using geographic information systems (GIS).

Summer 2013 

Joanne Yoon Cho ‘13, (international relations, history) Studied Myanmar’s Road to Democratization, in Yangon, Myanmar.

Eunhye Jang'15 (studio art) explored the new media artwork being created in "co-working" spaces in Shanghai, China.

Karen Jones ‘15 (health and society) carried out a fellowship with Unite for Sight Global Impact, treating people in need of eye exams and surgery in Accra, Ghana.

Joseph Klein'13 (anthropology) spent several months following graduation as an intern studying the endangered Slow Loris with Yayasan International Animal Rescue in Indonesia.

Jiaqi Luo'14 (mathematical biology, applied chemistry) interned with the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institution in Italy. 

Yixuan Ping‘15 (economics, mathematics) carried out a study of the changing village ecology and the reproduction of labor in China, Hunan, Yunan, Gansu and Henan Provinces, China.

Hannah Tepsa'14 (biology) carried out a cross-cultural study of the role of the midwife in child delivery in Denmark and the United States, looking specifically at the response of midwifery to increasing "medicalization" of obstetrics. 

Winter 2012-13

Megan Slavish'14 (health and society) attended the American Public Health Association Conference in San Francisco to advance her understanding of health as a human right.  See her report on the conference here

Kun "Cleo" Zhang'13 (international relations, math) will conduct an internship in New York with Asia Catalyst, which works with grassroots groups from marginalized communities in East and Southeast Asia that promote the right to health. 

Summer 2012

Claire Alrich'13 (dance and english rhetoric)  studied the Art of Communication: An Exploration of the Communicative Power of Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Read Claire's field blog here.

Maren Banda'15 (international political economy and modern languages)  examined education in Guatemalan orphanages, as part of a comparative study on the Differences, Culturally, Academically and Socially Between Orphanages in Guatemala and China.  Read Maren's blog here.

Joanne Cho'14 (international relations) carried out two internships in Mozambique, focusing on housing and women's rights.

Jane Choi'14 (anthropology) conducted an internship on integration of migrants and refugees into South African society at Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.  Read Jane's field blog here.

Sara DeLong'15 (studio art and health and society)  conducted a community-based art project in Ghana, West Africa, based at an orphanage.

Diana Gutierrez'13 (health and society)  explored the public health system of the Ecuadorian province of Pastaza.

Nofiya Denbaum'13 (spanish and education and youth studies) taught English in an elementary summer school in Ecuador.

Samantha Holte'14 (international relations) studied rural sustainable development as an intern with the CADO sugar growers' cooperative in Jilimbí, Ecuador, focusing on the fair trade of organic cane alcohol for cosmetic products.

Dongping "Sunny" Jing'15 (international relations) conducted a study of the orphaned children protection system in China, based in Tianjin City, as part of a comparative study between orphanages in China and Guatemala. Read Sunny's blog here.

Anthony Otey'13 (comparative literatures) continued his study abroad focus on urban space as represented in French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and manifestations in contemporary society in Paris, France.

Kate Parsons'13 (education and youth studies) studied education for self-reliance at RAIDA High School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Krista Robbins'14 (psychology and anthropology of religion) conducted a study on understanding the Japanese custom of Mizuko Kuyo, a mourning ritual for aborted fetuses, Kyoto, Japan.

Natalie Ross'14 (art history and modern languages) examined the market for emerging local artists in Seoul, Korea. 

Emily Verburg'12 (international relations) was a US delegate on the Global Youth Connect Human Rights Delegation to Rwanda, where she will gather with Rwandan students to explore post-genocide reconciliation.

Leigh Wasson'12 (economics and management) organized the second annual TEDxUbud lecture series, providing a forum for new and innovative approaches to social issues, in Bali, Indonesia.  

Winter 2011/12

Joanna Albertson-Grove’13 (political science)  studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary in fall 2011 and will remain there over winter break to conduct research on the human rights implications of parliamentary elections in Hungary and to make comparisons with the 2010 United States election.

Jamie Eversage’12 (psychology) studied abroad in New Zealand in spring 2011 and will return to undertake a comparative study on Green Living: Environmentalism in America and New Zealand.  She will study recycling and eco-labeling, as well as conduct interviews with environmental activists in Auckland, New Zealand.

Jennifer Gilbertson’12 (chemistry & French) traveled to Senegal to study pre-natal and maternal health by observing a mid-wife and participating in public health activities in a rural community.

Ted Liu’13 (anthropology and economics & management) followed up on his study of New York’s Chinatown with a study of consumption behavior in Chinese grocery stores in San Francisco. He set out to answer the question: which dimension of factors, economic or cultural, plays a more important role in propelling people to determine people’s purchasing choices?

Sofia Noorani’12 (economics & management) returned to Thailand, where she studied abroad in spring 2011, to work with local organizations to disseminate information about the environmental and health effects of copper mining in the impoverished Isaan region.