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 »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   January 30, 2009

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 »

Blog   |   Education   |   January 16, 2009

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 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   |   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   |   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 »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   December 01, 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