Meet Allison Rautman: Archeologist and Professor

The site was catastrophically abandoned; people left their food and tools and apparently fled with little warning. Every place we tested was completely burned. There were piles of burned corn […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   February 13, 2009
Denise Decker and her seeing eye dog.

Meet Denise Decker: Senior Program Analyst for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Denise Decker, a 1975-76 American Fellow, who has been blind since birth, sees public service as a way to give back to the many family, friends, co-workers, and mentors who provided support and assistance to her throughout her life. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 06, 2009

Meet Dian Belanger: Historian, Writer, and AAUW Member

I was looking forward to meeting Dian Belanger, a 1980–81 Career Development Grantee and long-time AAUW member. At her suggestion, we met in the National Gallery of Art’s atrium, where […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   January 30, 2009

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