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Put it on your Google calendar, Synch it to iCal or use an old-fashioned Post-It note…Save the date for the 2014 Judd Fellows Expo

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 4:30-6:60 p.m. 
If you missed the 2013 expo, Dr. Kristina Krohn (2009) was the featured speaker. She spoke about her life post-Judd Fellowship and being awarded a prestigious Stanford-NBC News Fellowship in Media and Global Health. During the year-long fellowship Dr. Krohn interned at Kaiser Media, spent two months in India at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office, and one month in Geneva at the WHO headquarters. For the last half of the fellowship she attended Stanford's journalism school and wrote health related news stories for Dr. Nancy Snyderman at NBC News. She said about her experience, “By joining people I got the privilege of sharing stories about people succeeding in ways I could never have imagined on my own.”

Click here to view photos from the 2013 Judd Fellows Expo.

Dr. Kristina Krohn

Dr. Kristina Krohn is pictured on the far right.


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Kick-off of the Inaugural Judd Alumni occasional lunch series

Judd alumna Genya Dana (2005) was the first Judd Fellow to speak at the inaugural “Judd Alumni Occasional Lunch Series.” She spoke about growing up on a farm in southern Mississippi, coming to Minnesota, and then going abroad for the first time as a Judd Fellow to Geneva, Switzerland in 2005. Since then she has traveled extensively to many countries. Ms. Dana is a Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science with the U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC.

Kickoff of Judd Alumni occasional lunch series

Pictured from left to right: Maxine Wallin, Genya Dana, Mary Lou Judd Carpenter, Nevin Young, Jill Wagner, and Diane Young.

Judd Fellow Report: Adventures in practicing physiotherapy in Tanzania

Judd Fellow Katie Schwarz is interning with Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Moshi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ms. Schwarz is a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Read about her experience on her blog “Traveling Tanzania.”

Fellow Katie Schwarz in Tanzania

Judd Fellow Katie Schwarz in Tanzania.

Judd Fellow Alumni Updates

Sarah Christianson’s (2008) photography was featured in “Mother Jones Magazine, When the Landscape Is Quiet Again: North Dakota's Oil Boom.” Visit her website learn more about her projects.

Sarah Christianson photo

Drilling rig near Little Missouri National Grasslands, near Charbonneau, North Dakota, by Sarah Christianson. Photo from "Mother Jones."

Erin Collinson (2012) is a policy outreach associate at the Center for Global Development (CGD). Read her blog at the CGD.

Alina Evans (2006) is working on her Ph.D. in ecology in Norway and working as a wildlife veterinarian. She is researching wolves with a group of 18 doctoral students from 10 different countries and four different continents. Ms. Evans said, “Our research group's largest project has been the development of devices which measure an animals heart rate and body temperature, and can send this information together with GPS position back to us via the cell phone network. This system is now being used in Minnesota for investigating the causes of mortality in moose, but should have other applications - including detecting illegal hunting in the large carnivores.”

Amy Herman-Roloff (2002) has accepted a position as Chief Science Officer with the Center for Disease Control in Zimbabwe.

Anna Hersey (2007) is currently on the faculty of Broward College, where she is an instructor of music history. She is also a Teaching Artist at the Miami Music Project, a music education program modeled on Venezuela's renowned El Sistema. Ms. Hersey continues her research on Scandinavian classical music, and spent last summer as a post-doctoral fellow at the Konglige Bibliotek (Royal Library) in Denmark, thanks to funding from the American Scandinavian Foundation. Her book "Scandinavian Song: A Guide to Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Lyric Diction," is forthcoming from Scarecrow Press.

Lizz Hutchinson (2008) will be co-teaching a course at the University this summer as part of the Summer Institute along with another University of School of Public Health alumna. Ms. Hutchinson said, “I'm really excited about it, since it's on evaluation for global programs, something that I worked on as part of my time in Tanzania with support for the Judd Fellowship and have been working on professionally since 2009.”

Eddie Kasner (2009) is a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Hygiene. He has continued to collaborate with Chinese colleagues at the Pesticide Eco-Alternatives Center (PEAC, based out of Kunming, Yunnan) that he met during his Judd Fellowship experience. Most recently, they helped him explore mobile phone technology that can be used to protect against pesticide exposure, particularly off-target drift.PEAC's work in this arena began a few years ago when it sent more than 10,000 SMS messages to different organizations in rural China. Mr. Kasner said, “My network of colleagues at PEAC has been very helpful and I look forward to collaborating with them on future projects.”

Caroline Krafft (2010) co-authored a paper on Egypt’s labor market with Professor Ragui Assaad. Click here to read the article.

Claire (Antelman) Lonsbury (2012) was one of 16 students who worked on designing the “Net Zero” house in North Minneapolis. The story was covered by local news channels WCCO and KSTP and Clair was interviewed by WCCO news. Click here to read more about the project and to see video of the project.

Meghan Mason (2009) was appointed to University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s Strategic Planning Workgroup. President Kaler received more than 500 nominations for the workgroup. The workgroup will develop the vision, mission, values, goals, and strategies for the University’s next strategic plan. Ms. Mason has also accepted a faculty position at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.

Jessica Vig (2011) has been awarded a Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Fellowship from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship program.

Especially for Judd Alumni

There’s still time to particpate in the Judd Alumni Challenge!

Judd 2.0 imageJudd Fellow alumni have contributed $835 towards $2,500 to fund an additional Judd Fellowship for 2014. There is still time to make a difference and support another fellowship. Join the 13 Judd Alumni donors so far to make it possible for one more student to have the incredible opportunity for a study or research experience abroad like you did. Make your own gift today! It’s possible...all amounts add up! A huge thank you to Judd alumni who’ve contributed to the Judd Alumni Fellowship!

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The Walter H. Judd International Graduate and Professional Fellowships were created with a gift from the Walter H. Judd Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation and additional funds from the University of Minnesota Global Programs and Strategy Alliance. The Judd Fellowships program is proud to also be supported by individual donors. We welcome gifts of all sizes. You can learn more about how to make a gift to support the Judd Fellowships by visiting our website or contact Diane Young, our director of development at 612-624-8819 or

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