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

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 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 Jean Elson: Sociologist, Sexual Behavior Professor, and AAUW Member

This semester, like most semesters, Jean Elson, a 1998-99 American Fellow, has about 200 students enrolled in the two sections of her sexual behavior class at the University of New […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 13, 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 »

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