Project Profile: Community, Empowerment, Leadership, and Self-Awareness (CELA)

KIPP is a San Francisco Bay area public middle school established in 2003 that boasts the highest performance rate of all middle schools in San Francisco. Programs like Community, Empowerment, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   May 15, 2009

Meet Robin Blaetz: Women’s Avant-Garde Cinema Researcher

After graduating with a bachelor of arts in English and French, 2004–05 American Fellow Robin Blaetz traveled to Paris to reflect on her future. Within a month of arriving, Robin […] Read more »

Meet Carol Tang: Paleontologist and Research Associate

Carol Tang, a paleontologist and 1995–96 American Fellow, wants people to realize that although science is critical to understanding and solving many of the issues we face today, most scientists […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   May 01, 2009

Meet Maria Herminia Graterol: Women’s Rights Consultant

After receiving her first master’s degree from Columbia University, Maria Herminia Graterol traveled to Thailand and, on the plane, met a woman associated with International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 27, 2009

Project Profile: GEMS

I hadn’t been in a school setting since saying goodbye to the American School of Campinas and my teaching career last June. That’s one reason I was so excited to […] Read more »

Meet Elspeth Slayter: Social Work Researcher and Educator

I am always interested in learning about the paths that lead women back to school. For me, it was an article in The New York Times by Lydia Polgreen about […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   April 10, 2009

Meet Josan Feathers: Civil Engineer and Political Activist

How often do we hear or voice concerns about the state of the world, seeming or feeling hopeless to make change? Josan Feathers, a 1989–90 American Fellow, has a vision […] Read more »

Meet Valentine Khaminwa: Research Coordinator

In February, I had the privilege of interviewing 2006–07 International Fellow Valentine Khaminwa at the AAUW national office in Washington, D.C. Valentine was born in Kenya but grew up in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 20, 2009

Project Profile: The Ophelia Project

When I first started teaching, bullying was evident everywhere I turned. In the Bronx one of our students stopped coming to school because a threat made by a classmate left […] Read more »

2004–05 American Fellow Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Meet Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz: Professor, Researcher, and Mentor

2004–05 American Fellow Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz has dedicated her life to researching and combating the nation’s educational achievement gap. Read more »