Meet Wendy Crone: Engineering Professor and Mentor

It was an engineering summer camp during high school that really piqued Wendy Crone’s interest in engineering mechanics. During the camp, one professor held a demonstration lab in which he […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   January 16, 2009

Meet Shelly Westebbe, Peace Corp Staffer and World Traveler

Shelly Westebbe, a 2002–03 American Fellow, grew up overseas in the 1960s. Her subsequent international career was in part inspired by her father, who worked in international public service, and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   January 09, 2009

Meet Felicia Battle: Information Security Officer

This year, Felicia Battle, a 2007–08 Career Development Grantee, returned to school after six years, earning a master’s degree with a 4.0 GPA and simultaneously changing careers to work in […] Read more »

Meet Carmen Wickramagamage: University Lecturer

Carmen Wickramagamage, a 1991–92 International Fellow, combines her experiences here in the United States and in her homeland to raise awareness about women and minorities in her native Sri Lanka. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   December 19, 2008

Meet Kimberly Ennico

For Kimberly Ennico, a 1997–98 American Fellow, flight mission research is just another day’s work in her position as project scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center. According to Kimberly, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   December 12, 2008

Meet Sevara Khamzaeva: International Relations Graduate Student

Even as she begins her second master’s degree in international relations this semester at Columbia University, Sevara Khamzaeva, a 2005–06 International Fellow, is looking ahead to when she can “get […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   December 05, 2008

Meet Rhonda Williams: Historian, Author, and Mentor

Rhonda Williams, a 2002–03 fellow, understands the importance of women’s voices: those who are underrepresented in society due to race and class, those who are seeking support as they pursue […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   December 01, 2008

Meet Florence Adong: Ugandan Refugee Camp Protection Officer

In June 2008 the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted into existence a resolution that, according to Marianne Mollmann, women’s rights advocate at Human Rights Watch, sends a message to the […] Read more »

Meet Ilana Blumberg: Mother, Scholar, Author

For Ilana Blumberg, a 2004–05 American Fellow, life has been a series of balancing acts and contrasts, as depicted in her recently published memoir, Houses of Study: A Jewish Woman […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 07, 2008

Meet Mariya Lazebnik: Senior Scientist and Cancer Researcher

Mariya Lazebnik, a 2007–08 Selected Professions Fellow, first became interested in biomedical problems after studying cancer biology in high school. She decided to study electrical and biomedical engineering in college […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 31, 2008