Look at Our Alumnae
Whether you want to reconnect with AAUW, find peers in your field, or just let us know about all the great things you’ve been up to since your fellowship year, you’re in the right place. Read on for stories and suggestions of ways to connect, learn, and continue your important work with AAUW.
A former AAUW American Fellow, Shireen Lewis came up with the idea for a women’s education organization while she finished her undergraduate degree. And when she later launched her nonprofit, SisterMentors, she came straight back to AAUW for support. With a Community Action Grant, Lewis was able to move forward with her work creating more opportunities for women of color in doctorate programs. Since 1997, Lewis’ foundation has directly helped more than 30 women of color earn doctorates. Plus, she paid it forward when she came back to help select the next crop of brilliant AAUW fellows. (Not to mention her tenure as a co-president of the AAUW Washington (DC) Branch.)
Esther Ngumbi has built a brilliant career on the connection between bugs and women’s welfare. As the majority of the global agricultural labor force, women are exposed daily to pesticides, and Ngumbi has been researching environmentally sound solutions to pesticides. A 2007–08 AAUW International Fellow, Ngumbi has gone on to work with us at AAUW national convention, the Clinton Global Initiative University, and even modeled the cover of our celebrated Why So Few? report. She certainly didn’t lose touch after her fellowship ended — and we’re lucky she didn’t.
Connect with Alumnae
Develop your professional network with your AAUW peers on our Fellowships and Grants LinkedIn group, and follow @AAUWFellowships on Twitter for news in AAUW and higher education.
Your membership makes AAUW’s powerful influence even stronger on critical issues affecting women and girls. Become a part of the community that supported you.
Check out the online Fellowships and Grants Directory of current and former recipients — you can search by name, school, year, and field of study.
We want to hear your story! Fill out the form and stay in touch.