Theon Gruber Ford

Theon Gruber Ford

Theon Gruber Ford is a program associate in the Fellowships and Grants Department. She engages with alums, writes blog posts, and provides support for the fellowships and grants team. Before working at AAUW she served as a program coordinator for the Fulbright Scholars Sub-Saharan Africa Program. When not in the office she can be found listening to the latest historical fiction on audiobook.
 

Work by Theon Gruber Ford

2003–04 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Joyce Kim

Six Women to Inspire You on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we think about AAUW fellowship recipients who represent a diversity of professions and who act on the belief that women’s equality benefits society as a whole. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 06, 2017

How to Build a Strong Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Mentorship can make a significant difference in one’s career, particularly for women in underrepresented fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 03, 2017
Coretta Scott King stands at a podium and delivers a speech.

AAUW Coretta Scott King Fellows: Scholars and Women of Action

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we celebrate the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King by remembering the achievements of a few AAUW Coretta Scott King Fund awardees. Read more »

1984–85 AAUW American Fellow Patricia Bell-Scott, Ph.D.

Telling Black Women’s Untold Stories

Former AAUW American Fellow Patrica Bell-Scott, Ph.D., has dedicated her life to giving a voice to black women’s experiences and creating a space to “expand research by and about us.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 14, 2016
Women march for women's rights

Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement

The struggle for reproductive freedom can sometimes look different for women of color. Kimala Price, a 2009–10 AAUW American Fellow and an associate professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University, has been active in the movement for two decades. As a scholar and activist, Price has studied how the varying histories and lived realities of different groups of women affect their struggles for reproductive freedom. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 08, 2016

Art as a Voice for Afghan Women

2015–16 AAUW International Fellow Mahnaz Rezaie has dedicated much of her time as a photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, writer, and poet to advocating for the rights of Afghan women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 13, 2016

The Keeper of D.C.’s Forgotten River

Decades of abuse have left the Anacostia River toxic with sewage and urban runoff. But one AAUW alumna and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 20, 2016
Sydney Hutchinson playing the drums with her students

The Feminist “Tigers” in Dominican Merengue Típico

American Fellow Sydney Hutchinson looks at a Dominican art form and how women fit into — and reclaim their own space in — it. “They become assertive, respected ‘tigueras.’” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 25, 2016
2003–04 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Joyce Kim

Joyce Kim Is Using Tech to Make the World a Better Place

Joyce Kim left her law career to start a nonprofit that helps workers transfer money to their home countries at little or no cost. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 09, 2016

Juggling Motherhood and a Career in the Arts

AAUW American Dissertation Fellow Jessica Valiente talks about how she balances being a mother while also trying to make it as a professional musician in a male-dominated field. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 09, 2016