Meet Andrea Rother: Environmental Sociologist and Health Advocate

For Andrea Rother, 2002–03 American Fellowship recipient, finding her niche in environmental sociology specializing in pesticide risk management was certainly a process. Currently based out of the University of Cape […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   March 17, 2011

Pittsburgh Strong Women, Strong Girls

I will never forget my elementary school mentor. She helped me practice reading, finish my kindergarten art projects, and would walk me down the street after school to ballet class. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   March 02, 2011

Meet Barbara Tamburro: Music Teacher and Author

One of my favorite parts of my job is interviewing inspiring AAUW alumnae who have dedicated their lives to pursuing their passions. Barbara Tamburro, a 2009–10 American Fellow is an […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   February 23, 2011

Meet Setsuko Nishi: Professor and Researcher

As an organization that promotes lifelong learning, AAUW is fortunate to have women like Setsuko Nishi as alumnae. Throughout her career, Nishi has used her extensive academic expertise to not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   3 Comments   |   February 16, 2011

Meet Lisa Tshuma: Physician Assistant and Advocate

U.S. health care reform has many advocates and champions seeking solutions to address the challenges that our nation faces in delivering care and service. Lisa Tshuma, a 2005–06 Career Development […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   February 04, 2011

Meet Lisa Larance: Anti-Domestic Violence Advocate

AAUW is proud to have alumnae who dedicate their lives to eliminating the critical problem of violence against women. While over 1 million women are affected by domestic violence annually […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   January 25, 2011

Meet Margaret Kunje: Saving Malawi’s Forests

Since our founding in 1881, AAUW has strived to support women who raise awareness of pressing social issues through their work. With the increased importance of environmentalism and resource conservation […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   December 09, 2010

Meet Reena Patel: Author, Diplomat, Geographer

If you’re like many employed women in the United States today, you’re working a day-shift job. You’re at work by 9, and you leave by 5. Occasionally, to stop the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   3 Comments   |   August 12, 2010

Meet Jessica Marquez: Engineer

Meet Jessica Marquez — a woman whose unbridled interest in space carried her from her hometown of Lima, Peru, to NASA in Ames, California, in order to explore the dynamic […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   August 05, 2010

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 »