2007

Awards of $1,500 each were made to twelve students

Easha Anand – Yale 08. For summer work with the New Orleans Public Defender. Earlier work with the District of Columbia Public Defender. Writer for college and local newspapers. From Potomac, MD.

Sava Asmelash – Mount Holyoke 07, where she has J. K. Galbraith scholarship. For summer with the Harvard Violence Prevention Center, followed by year as a California Executive Fellow. Mentor at Dorchester, MA youth center. From Roxbury, MA.

Allison Cressy – Mount Holyoke 08. For work on a rural health project in Kyela, Tanzania. Previous work as tutor, hospital aide, with severely disabled, and a year with Upward Bound. From Keene, NH.

Stacey Guillory – Boston U. Law 08. For summer work with the San Francisco Public Defender. Mentor, tutor, elementary school teacher. Work with Boston’s Shelter Legal Services. BA 02 Berkeley. From Pittsburgh, CA.

ShaRonda Knott – U. of Chicago School of Social Service Administration 08. To be summer intern with HUD in Chicago. Active in National Coaltion on Black Civic Participation. Work with Public Allies’ summer program for HS students. BA cum laude from Northeastern Illinois College of Education 05. From Chicago.

Christina Kozycki – Medical College of Georgia. For summer’s work with USAID malaria project in Tanzania. Volunteer with Atlanta’s Grady Hospital for underserved. Elementary and HS science tutor. BS Georgia Tech with highest honors 06. From LaGrange, GA.

Alison McDonald – Columbia MPA/MPH 08. For work at Nkwanta Health Center in Ghana, where she was exchange student 98-99. Work last year in health project in Senegal. Research assistant with UN Population Fund. BA Columbia 03. From Portland, ME.

Lee Pearson – Duke 08. For summer with the Rural Agency for Sustainable Development, an indigenous project in Nkokonjeru, Uganda. President, Duke Engineers without Borders. Researcher at Pratt School of Engineering and Marine Lab at Woods Hole. Summer 06 with pipeline project in Dalian, China. From Spokane, WA.

Elisabeth Sederberg – Carleton 07. For six months as programs coordinator of health project in Sikoro, Mali, where she also worked in 06. Former hospital volunteer and biology researcher. Volunteer wilderness ranger for US Forest Service. From Duluth, MN.

Kehinde Togun – Georgetown MPP 08. For internship in Rwanda at the Secretariat of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS. Lived in Nigeria to age 11. Coordinator, US-South Africa Young Leaders Summit in Cape Town, 06. Work on education reform and as HS counselor in Newark, NJ. Rutgers BA 06 where he was commencement speaker. From Williamstown, NJ.

Zachary Townsend – Brown 08. For ongoing work in Rhode Island with the national Polaris Project to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow. Opinions columnist, Brown Daily Herald. From North Brunswick, NJ.

Rebecca Trego – Catholic University MSW 08. For continuing work in teaching, community development and disaster relief in Mexico and for work this summer with PROTEJA in Mexico City on protection of victims of sex trafficking. Former Americorps volunteer. BS 03, Taylor U., Upland, IN.

Winners by Year