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2011 Fellows
Virginia Batts
Furman University

Virginia's project seeks to address water scarcity in the rural region of Sangamner, Maharashtra, India, where climate change is effecting the rainfall patterns on which farmers have relied for generations. Virginia's project objectives include establishing a co-creative space for eight communities...

Emma Coates-Finke
Vassar College

Emma will work with the families of San Clemente, Ecuador, to develop a summer camp, supporting community-based education by providing a shared space for adults and youth of the community to participate in teaching and learning with their own children. This project is inspired by efforts in San...

Adrian Dahlin
Tufts University

Adrian will use the fellowship year to help US-based students find study abroad programs and internship opportunities related to environmental justice and sustainability. His work will begin at Tufts, where he will work with the Environmental Studies department to create a program within the major...

Alison DeGraff
Middlebury College

Aly's project is a GIS and participatory mapping project in the Grenadines in support of the islanders efforts to conserve their environment from unplanned development. Aly will work with local island communities to help facilitate the process of developing a participatory marine space-use zoning...

Erin Finsel
Berea College

Erin will spend her year developing a skills exchange program in Big Ugly, West Virginia that would help to develop environmental and household sustainability and resiliency, as well as promote community development and intergenerational interactions. While keeping in the context of cultural...

Allegra Fonda-Bonardi
Oberlin College

Allegra will work in collaboration with the Green Camel Bell Environment and Development Center and other grassroots environmental organizations in Gansu and Yunnan, China, to establish a community-based theater program focusing on environmental sustainability. Building off of community-based...

Christopher Preston
Morehouse College

Christopher will spend his fellowship year leading Emerging Ambassadors, an organization he has developed to expose underserved high school students to public policy issues domestically and internationally. Emerging Ambassadors will implement a 3E Model of encouraging, educating, and exposing, and...

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