Author: Wallenberg Committee

2017, Adelia Davis

Written by Mandira Banerjee, originally published by Global Michigan. Adelia Davis was a freshman at the University of Michigan the year Nelson Mandela died. Listening to his obituary on CNN in her dorm room,...

Keem Avraham and group

Keem Avraham

This summer, I had the opportunity to work as the Executive Intern with the Broadway Dreams Foundation, a not for profit arts organization dedicated to arts education and musical theatre around the world. With...

Daphne Cheng

Daphne Cheng

Daphne Cheng worked with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children and local health organizations in the province of Cavite in the southern Philippines. She was part of a team helping a group...

Moustafa El-Kashlan

I spent my summer in Beira, Mozambique working on research to evaluate the impacts of different health, economic, and educational HIV interventions for orphans and vulnerable children. This was my first time in a...

Joshua Flink

Over the summer, I volunteered in Delhi, India for four weeks and worked at an organization called PORDAC (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children). This opportunity was made possible both by the...

Hayden Hedman

Hayden Hedman

I spent the summer finalizing a twelve-month longitudinal field epidemiological study within northwestern Ecuador (province Esmeraldas). Interestingly, this region has been isolated from most of the continent until recent highway development within the last...

Frederick Newing

Frederick Newing

Frederick Newing volunteered at an orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania. Because of the high rate of HIV/AIDS infections and other illnesses, many children are being fostered by relatives. Orphanages alleviate the strain on families with...

Sofia Squatriti

Sofia Squatriti

This summer, I worked as a French and Italian teacher for adult refugees at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center in Rome, Italy. The JNRC is a day center where 250 refugees and asylum-seekers gather...