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Priscila Bercea

Priscila Bercea

This past summer I spent 3 months working as a field intern in the Isiolo District of Kenya for the nonprofit organization Global Health Network International (GHNI). After previously volunteering with GHNI in the...

Anoud Allouzi

Anoud Allouzi

I spent my summer interning at Mizan Law Group for Human Rights in Amman-Jordan. This internship was my first experience working with Human Rights. Mizan focuses on three categories of disadvantaged people in the...

Melissa Allan

Melissa Allan

I traveled to Manjushri Di-Chen Buddhist Learning Center (MDBLC), a school for young Tibetan Buddhist monks in Pharping, Nepal to assist the staff in implementing an interactive health education and hygiene campaign. MDBLC’s vision...

Denis Mukwege

2010, Denis Mukwege

Dr. Denis Mukwege is director of Panzi Hospital in the eastern Congo who has treated thousands of women who have suffered extreme physical and emotional trauma from sexual violence that is used as a weapon in the wars of the region.

Cory Vonachen

Cory Vonachen

I traveled to the Pantanal wetland in Brazil to help build the Pantanal Center for Education and Research (PCER). The main objectives of PCER are to provide education in the Pantanal while promoting sustainability...

Ethan Shirley

Ethan Shirley

I started a non-profit effort with fellow undergrad Julie Bateman to realize my idea of establishing a school and field station in a rural area within a natural World Heritage Site. The area, known...

Jessica Mattson

Jessica Mattson

One and a half times as many people have died on the U.S.-Mexican border since its militarization process began in 1994 than those who perished in the September 11th terrorist attacks. As the 2010...

Tamika Weerasingha

Tamika Weerasingha

I will serve as a legal intern for Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka (HFHSL) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. HFHSL is an international NGO whose mission is to provide adequate and affordable housing to people...

Shaylene Spaniola

Shaylene Spaniola

I will be documenting issues related to vision problems in Tanzania. 45 million people in the world are currently blind, two-thirds of whom are women. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness, despite the...