Author: Wallenberg Committee

Kaylee VanDommelen

Kaylee VanDommelen

This past summer I had the incredible opportunity to go abroad to Tanzania with World Endeavors. I lived with a host family in the city of Arusha and worked at Tengeru Hospital. Living with...

2012, Maria Gunnoe

Maria Gunnoe is a fearless advocate for environmental and social justice. Despite threats and intimidation Ms. Gunnoe works to educate and build citizen advocacy, and to rally communities that face the destruction of their...

Michael Williams

I am a native of Detroit and a senior at the University of Michigan in the Honors program for Afroamerican and African Studies. As a Spirit of Detroit Award recipient, I dedicate my academic...

Emma Lawrence

Emma Lawrence

This summer I was in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Kolkata, India, two major cities in an area where millions are threatened by groundwater contamination of arsenic. I learned Bengali, the language spoken in this area...

Kelsey Duinkerken

This past summer I worked at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Centre was started in 2004 as an extension of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which was created in...

Katherine Klaric

Katherine Klaric

I spent this summer in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina as an international teaching fellow with Bosnia Initiatives for Local Development, a youth-orientated educational non-profit active in the Tuzla-Doboj region. I helped implement two summer...

Elizabeth Deschaine

Elizabeth Deschaine

Taking part in The Quito Project, I traveled to Quito, Ecuador in the summer of 2012 with a group of ten University of Michigan undergraduates. At the Luis Raza Bolaños School, we hosted a...

Colin Yee

Colin Yee

With the support of a Wallenberg International Summer Travel Award, I was able to work with Tiyatien Health, a grassroots community health organization in Zwedru, Liberia. Tiyatien Health implements an innovative community health worker...