Meet Kathleen Wood Laurila

1988–89 Career Development Grant recipient Kathleen Wood Laurila started breaking through barriers at a young age. In 10th grade she broke the gender barrier by taking the boys’ shop drafting […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 07, 2009

Meet Hanna Stevenson: Sculptor and Apprentice Pipefitter

This past winter, for 2007–08 Career Development grantee and sculptor Hanna Stevenson, a typical day began at 5:15 a.m. with a breakfast of ice cream and coffee. To protect her […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   June 29, 2009

Meet Soamarat Vilaiyuk: Pediatric Rheumatologist

Soamarat Vilaiyuk, a 2005–06 International Fellow, was first inspired to pursue training in pediatric rheumatology by a child she met in her native Thailand. While working as a resident and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   June 22, 2009

Meet Lorraine Anderson

Since February, when I turn on the radio in the morning I’m inundated with dismal news about the current state of the economy. Would you like some foreclosures with your […] Read more »

Meet Angela Lindner and Jessica Strate Beach: Environmental Engineers

While 1997–98 Selected Professions Fellow Angela Lindner had never experienced sexism during her undergraduate studies in chemistry at the College of Charleston, during one of her first days in a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2009

Meet Gail Reimer: Founding Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive

Growing up, Gail Reimer, a 1984–85 American Fellow, knew she was going to have to do something more than just live her life. With two parents who had survived the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 29, 2009

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