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 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 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 »

Bridging the Gap Between Incarcerated Mothers and Their Daughters

While conducting research for her final project in the organizational management graduate program at Robert Wesleyan College, 2005–06 Community Action Grantee Tammy Butler-Phelps discovered a real need in her community. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 14, 2008

So Many Good Books, So Little Time

Fellow students in my graduate program often tell me they have stopped reading for fun because of the amount of required class-related reading. While I do what I can to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   November 13, 2008

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

Project Profile: 2002–03 Girl Scout Summer Day Camp

In a recent interview, 2002–03 Community Action Grantee Marianne North talked about her work with the Girl Scout/Tech Trek Summer Day Camp in Wyoming. An active AAUW member, having served […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 24, 2008

Meet Elaine Hale: Chemical Engineer

Elaine Hale, a 2003–04 Selected Professions Fellow, considers herself a jack-of-all-trades, a character trait that works in her favor in her new position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. As […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 17, 2008

Meet Rashi Bahri: Talk Show Host, Screenplay Writer, Producer, Director

I remember once, after a knock-down, drag-out battle about whether or not I should take a year off of college to travel the west coast — my corner said yes […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   6 Comments   |   October 10, 2008