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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 & Training   |   1 Comments   |   December 19, 2008
Smith stands smiling at a podium with an American flag in the background.

Meet Kimberly Ennico

AAUW American Fellow and NASA Project Scientist Kimberly Ennico says the most rewarding part of her work is “contributing to a body of knowledge that is needed for the survival of our species.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   December 12, 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 »

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 »