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2009 Fellows
Corinne Almquist
Middlebury College

Corinne will mobilize low-income individuals and families to take part in the growing climate movement by creating a gleaning network, accessing fresh food from local farms while reducing consumption of unhealthy, carbon-intensive foods. The project will build on the success of a local gleaning...

Tripp Burwell
Middlebury College

Tripp will collaborate with the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium and North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management in Alaska, to develop stronger linkages between the scientific and Native communities in the area. The project will work with Inupiat Eskimos to design relevant projects to...

Nadia Eghbal
Tufts University

Nadia will combine research with advocacy to publicize and promote successful efforts by foundations to use their investments to tackle climate change. Project goals include creating a handbook that identifies the untapped power of endowment portfolios to combat climate change, supplementing...

Mara Gittleman
Tufts University

Mara will work with the Council on the Environment of NYC (CENYC) to rebuild a database of community and school gardens, which includes updating the interactive map at She will use the data to conduct a series of analyses on the city’s gardens, including which can act as...

Kristen Hansen-Day
Oberlin College

Kirsten is working to increase indigenous Quechua women's access to and satisfaction with maternal health care services in the Valle Alto of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The project revolves an Intercultural model of hospital care that increases women's autonomy in the birthing process, valorizes...

Miranda Hileman
Berea College

Miranda will increase the resilience of Lexington, Kentucky citizens by improving food security for minorities and low-income residents, via community gardens and educational programs in food production for youth. Ten community gardens will serve the area; an edible schoolyard project will be...

Isaac Holeman
Lewis & Clark College

Isaac will address obstacles confronting communities and health workers in rural areas of Malawi by launching FrontlineSMS:Medic, an initiative to allow health workers to access electronic medical records with old and prevalent mobile phones. The project plan also includes creating a...

Jacqueline Law
Vassar College

Jacquie will work to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Iganga, Uganda through sustainable, demand-driven and collaborative means, working with local residents on realizing their definition of reproductive health. Efforts will include implementing projects in partnership with local, ...

Juliana Valente
Vassar College

Juliana will launch the Women’s Exchange Program at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. The program will work with women reentering society after having been incarcerated, providing support and promoting peace and conflict resolution skills in order to lower recidivism...

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