Work by mandytoomey

Thanks to AAUW Fellow and Grant Recipient Alumnae

In June 2008, I left my teaching position in Brazil to pursue a master’s degree in communications at American University. I approached my return to school with apprehension since six […] Read more »

Meet Jill Deiss: Book Conservator and Bookbinder

A renowned bookbinder and conservator, Jill Deiss has cleaned and pressed the pages of historical works like Edgar Allen Poe’s family Bible, John Wilkes Booth’s diary, and Shakespeare’s First Folio. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   2 Comments   |   May 12, 2010

Meet Zamira Djabarova

Program Specialist at the United Nations Development Fund for Women Expanding economic rights and opportunities for women in the labor market in Tajikistan, the National Association of Business Women in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   May 05, 2010

Meet Freda Bredy

IBM Senior Consultant and Army Medical Corps Reservist Freda Bredy, a 2005–06 Selected Professions Fellow, remembers that in high school her mother served a dual role as guidance counselor and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   April 28, 2010

Meet Kate Schapira: Poet, Teacher, Program Developer

Camp Beacon Women’s Correctional Facility is not surrounded by a fence, and there is no barbed wire. Rather, the women serving in this minimum security prison wear ankle bracelets, which […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   April 21, 2010

Meet Amy Cerato: Geotechnical Engineer

The summer before her junior year of high school, Amy Cerato spent six weeks revegetating trails and building bridges in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park as part of a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   3 Comments   |   April 14, 2010

Meet Intan Paramaditha: Cinema Studies Doctoral Candidate

Intan Paramaditha, a 2007–08 International Fellow from Indonesia, began conducting background research for her dissertation in cinema studies at New York University in 2007. As a published author and former […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   March 31, 2010

Meet Sara Rashad: Filmmaker and Activist

Facts on Female Genital Cutting FGC is still practiced in more than 28 countries. Almost 50 percent of the women who have experienced FGC are living in Egypt or Ethiopia. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   March 24, 2010

Meet Graciela Tiscareño-Sato: Entrepreneur, Advocate, Aviator

Graciela’s 2010 Goals Publish first bilingual children’s book about mothers in the military Publish first business book featuring innovative Latinos in the American “green” economy Visit three graduate business schools […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   March 17, 2010

Following the Fellows Moves to Wednesday

Thank you to everyone who has been reading and commenting on the Following the Fellows series, which began in summer 2008. Since the beginning, I have shared with you the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   March 10, 2010