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Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships: Past Recipients

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2016 Judd Fellows

Meagan Abraham
College of Veterinary Medicine
D.V.M. – Mixed Animal, Ethology
Thailand
Abraham will participate in a course on Asian elephant health monitoring and care, Thai culture and language, and the elephant’s role in Thai culture. After the four-week course, she will conduct research by surveying elephant healthcare workers in the area to determine how elephant healthcare in northern Thailand is typically performed. After the project, Abraham’s goal is to publish her research to help others around the world take better care of captive Asian elephants.

Kaylea Brase
College of Science and Engineering
M.S. –  Civil engineering, environmental engineering
India
Brase will volunteer with the social impact venture, Ternup, which is developing a device to test water for arsenic, fluoride, and fecal coliform contamination. Brase will apply her chemical and environmental engineering coursework to help develop the device. She will also investigate the feasibility of a business plan her team developed during the course, Acara Global Venture Design, centered on a hand-powered, mobile water filtration system that provides clean water at an affordable price.

Solana Brinkman
College of Education and Human Development
M.S.W. –  Health, Disability, and Aging
Namibia
Brinkman will complete a three-month internship with a nongovernmental organization in Namibia in a hospice or palliative care setting. She wants to expand her cultural exposure by immersing herself in a community abroad and expanding her cultural awareness, which is a critical component of being a skilled social worker.

River Charles
Medical School
M.D. –  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Japan
Charles will conduct research to investigate the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease on both a molecular and sociocultural perspective. Charles will conduct bench-side research at Sophia University in Tokyo to better understand amyloid-beta protein's effect on pre-synaptic neuronal activity. He will also explore sociocultural factors that could be responsible for the paradoxical finding that Japan, a country with such a large elderly population, has a relatively low prevalence of a disease that cripples many Americans.

Jonathan Clayton
College of Veterinary Medicine
D.V.M. – Veterinary Medicine
Madagascar and Rwanda
Clayton will work with a network of primatologists based in the United States, and then accompany individuals associated with these groups to their field sites in Madagascar and Rwanda to experience both sides of international One Health research. One Health represents a concept of the inextricable link between human, animal, and environmental health.

Prosperity Eneh (Judd Alumni Fellow*)
College of Pharmacy
Pharm.D. – Pharmacy
Tanzania
Eneh will participate in a five-week program in Ilula, Tanzania, to learn about global health in a developing country in the context of balancing needs and limited resources. The program provides the participants the opportunity to go beyond classroom learning to reflect and apply what is learned later in practice. She will also increase her medical knowledge in an interdisciplinary team-based model of care provision.

Amanda Evans
Medical School
D.P.T. – Physical Therapy
Italy
Evans will conduct an 11-week internship in two locations in Italy: one is an extended care facility and rehabilitation center, and the other is a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation hospital. Evans will have the opportunity to work with advanced robotics designed to aid with gait in people with spinal cord injuries. This is a unique part of the internship because this technology is not available to most people in the United States. 

Sean Hadorn
Humphrey School of Public Affairs**
M.D.P. – Development Practice
Panama
Hadorn will develop concept maps of the eleven constituent programs that comprise Floating Doctors, a non-governmental organizatinon in Panama, and synthesize those maps into a logic model of its business model. These tools will assist and inform future program evaluation by Floating Doctors.

Elise Holmes
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.P.P – Advanced Policy Analysis
Panama
Floating Doctors is a rapidly growing non-profit healthcare provider in Bocas del Toro, Panama. As part of an external consultant team led by the U of M’s School of Public Health, she will focus her research on a contextual analysis of the healthcare service environment in Panama. Using both quantitative and qualitative data methods, she will map physical, economic, and social barriers to health for local populations. Her final report to Floating Doctors will highlight where strategic efforts for focus or expansion will have the most impact.

Meaghan Hunt
School of Public Health
M.P.H. – Environmental Health
Panama
Hunt will serve as part of an external consultant team led by the U of M’s School of Public Health that is partnering with Floating Doctors—a non-profit organization that provides medical care, supplies, and health education to isolated communities in Panama. Hunt will assist with data collection through interviewing local community members and reviewing past medical records. The team will make recommendations for steps to maintain the sustainability of the program and will provide information on specific areas for targeting future disease prevention programs.

Anne Jensen
School of Public Health
M.H.A./M.B.A. – Healthcare and Business Administration/Global Health
China
Jensen will intern at Beijing United Family Rehabilitation Hospital and focus on the management of a fusion of traditional Chinese medicine with Western rehabilitative therapies. Jensen wants to explore the infrastructure being constructed to accommodate an aging Chinese population that does not necessarily have children to support them in both transitional and long-term settings. She looks forward to finding creative solutions to care for elderly Chinese people in a safe, holistic, and fulfilling environment.

Rachel McLaughlin
College of Science and Engineering
M.S. – Hydrogeology
Ecuador
Worldwide, glaciers store fresh water and ensure a dependable, year-round water supply for many populated regions. Recently glacier loss has occurred at an alarming rate, particularly in the tropical Andes, threatening long-term water resources. McLaughlin’s research will evaluate how vegetation coverage along with groundwater storage and transport jointly modulate climate change impacts on available freshwater discharge in glaciated watersheds. 

Marissa Milstein
College of Veterinary Medicine
D.V.M. – Veterinary Ecosystem Health
Guyana
While bushmeat hunting is a key component of the traditional subsistence strategies of many Amazonian indigenous groups, it is also a major source of zoonotic disease. Milstein will study zoonotic disease risk and bushmeat hunting as part of an interdisciplinary research project on the resource use and health of indigenous Waiwai in the Konashen Community Owned Conservation Area, Guyana.

Lillian Osborne
Humphrey School of Public Affairs**
M.D.P. — Natural Resource Management
Guatemala
Mayan communities in northern Guatemala traditionally cultivated Maya Nut as a food crop, a practice that is increasingly being promoted due to the food’s nutritional properties and prospect of earning revenue for rural communities. Osborne’s research aims to clarify the environmental impact of Maya Nut harvest and identify and evaluate opportunities to sustainably scale production to generate employment and income for indigenous communities.

Leslie Schroeder
College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
M.S. – Conservation Biology
Antigua
Through the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project, Schroeder will conduct research on the temporal fidelity of individual female hawksbill sea turtles. She will also use the organization's historic records to follow individual turtles back many nesting seasons and determine what environmental cues are motivating them to begin their nesting cycle.

Johanna Tatlow
Humphrey School of Public Affairs**
M.D.P. — International Development
Kenya
In collaboration with the International Center for Policy and Conflict, Tatlow will work with a team examining the restructuring of government in Kenya. The team will conduct interviews with local government and non-government stakeholders, and will examine revenue streams and methods of preventing corruption in the newly instated systems.
Project deliverables will include revenue stream mapping, stakeholder mapping, and suggested pilot models for change and transparency.

*The Judd Alumni Fellowship is awarded to the highest-ranked fellowship applicant. The award is made possible by generous support of Judd Fellow alumni.

**The Master of Development Practice is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Humphrey School and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) and spans several academic disciplines across the University of Minnesota.

2015 Judd Fellows

Eden Almasude
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Guatemala
Almasude will attend the Pop Wuj Medical Spanish program based in Xela, Guatemala. The program includes individualized medical Spanish instruction, introduction to healthcare delivery and systems in the country, and a home stay with a Guatemalan family. Almasude will also gain clinical experience at the Pop Wuj Medical Clinic.

Erin Babineau
Medical School
D.P.T. — Medicine
Tanzania
Babineau will intern in physical therapy at Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT), working closely with the pediatric population. She will work with patients with birth defects, learn clubfoot casting, educate patients and other staff on rehabilitation techniques, and observe surgeries. CCBRT is the largest rehabilitation clinic and disability servicer in the country. Their main goals are to treat, prevent, and empower patients with disabilities by ensuring access to medical and rehabilitation treatment.

Amelia Black
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Haiti
Along with Judd Fellow Colin Wendt, Black will research sickle-cell disease at Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital to better understand the effects of hydroxyurea in Haitian children with the disease. The overall goal is to increase the evidence base for hydroxyurea and receive additional support for this treatment.

Carly Dahl
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
India
Dahl will participate in the Himalayan Health Exchange Kargiakh Expedition, a four-week medical trekking mission through the Trans-Himalayan region of Northern India. The expedition will provide medical and dental care nearly 2,000 individuals in extremely underserved, rural, and isolated Tibetan settlements. Dahl will assist in setting up mobile clinic sites at seven separate villages, where trip participants (including medical students, residents, and physicians) will perform well-being check ups and supervised clinical care.

Crystal Donelan
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Peru
Donelan will complete a medical internship and Spanish language immersion coursework. She will be working with Peruvian physicians providing care in hospital and clinical departments, and attending home visits to patients in need. She will participate in health campaigns with local health officials and work overnights in the hospital to obtain a robust understanding of how health care is delivered in Peru’s decentralized health system. Donelan will also attend daily healthcare Spanish language classes and live with a local Peruvian family. 

Timothy Frye
College of Liberal Arts
M.A./Ph.D. — Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Panama
Frye’s research involves literary fieldwork of memory sites of the Canal Zone in Panama. His research goes beyond the study of race alone by examining the way power and politics in Panama are spatially determined: indeed the Canal Zone is best understood as space that bridges race, commerce, and ecology at once intertwined with social and economic marginalization, but which are invisible to the official historical record. For that reason, the study of these spaces is paramount in the study of cultural narratives of Panama. 

Joy Hwang
School of Pharmacy
Pharm.D. — Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Tanzania
Hwang will complete a six-week Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Ilula, Tanzania. During this rotation, her goals are to apply the knowledge gained from pharmacy and public health courses to assist in caring for the Ilula community, and to report findings from the trip as part of her descriptive research on “Exploring the Role of Pharmacists in the Global Health Context.”

Jennifer Janssen
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Panama
Janssen will travel to the Bocas del Toro region of Panama and work with Floating Doctors. While immersing herself in the culture, she also intends to improve her medical Spanish and assess the healthcare and public health needs of the region.

Faris Kasim
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.D.P. — International Development
Thailand
Kasim will conduct a Child Rights Situation Analysis (CRSA) of Thailand, in collaboration with the non-profit Save the Children. The analysis is an in-depth study of the prevailing situation regarding children’s rights in the country including related legislation, cultural practices, and attitudes; underlying causes of violations of child rights; obstacles to, and enablers of, their realization; and recommendations to address barriers. The CRSA will focus primarily on urban areas and will provide essential information about areas where Save the Children and organizations should focus their strengths and resources for effective child-based programming.

Love Odetola
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Biology
Switzerland
Odetola will be writing and advocating for mothers and children who are deprived of their basic health needs. First, she will be completing literature reviews taking advantage of the wealth of information available to the World Health Organization (WHO). Then she will complete write-ups on maternal and child health, within the context of nursing and midwifery, with the intent to publish and inform advocacy on behalf of this vulnerable population. She will also be able to attend workshops and trainings on health and human rights, and other topics.

Rose Olson
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Switzerland
Olson has been selected as a Global Health Fellow by Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The Geneva Program is designed to equip students to join in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other pressing health challenges. The program components include placement in a health policy-related internship for a minimum of seven weeks and a five-day intensive course on “Health Policy in a Globalizing World.” The program will give Olson both an academic and experiential perspective on how intergovernmental institutions, public-private partnerships, and non-governmental organizations shape global health policy.

Luis Rázuri Gonzales
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
M.S. — Entomology
Ecuador
Rázuri Gonzales will survey the caddisfly fauna of several pristine, aquatic habitats on the Andes in central Ecuador. He will also visit museums and universities in Quito to examine their Trichoptera collections and establish contacts with researchers. As a result of this project, Rázuri Gonzales will publish new species descriptions and possible taxonomic revisions and identification keys. This project will improve the use of caddisflies in biological monitoring protocols, and it will also stimulate research in aquatic ecology, biogeography, and taxonomy in this highly diverse but threatened area.

Allison Spicher
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Mexico
Spicher will attend the Intensive Beginner Spanish and Healthcare Program in Oaxaca, Mexico. The program is designed to help people with little Spanish background enhance their speaking abilities both through classroom instruction and engagement with local non-governmental organizations. This immersion-based program was created specifically for healthcare providers to strengthen their Spanish skills in order to better connect with their Latino patients upon returning home. Spicher will gain Spanish literacy and a deeper cultural literacy through the various community engagement projects. The final component of this program includes a series of clinical rotations.

Claire Stoscheck
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
MP.P. — Sustainable Food Systems and Community Economic Development
India
Stoscheck will intern at Navdanya’s biodiversity conservation farm in India. The internship focuses on supporting their agro-ecological farm by working in the community seed bank and environmental education programs, and contributing her expertise in non-profit management and research. The internship will expose Stoscheck to diverse cultures, and promote her career development significantly in the areas of sustainable food systems, community economic development, and agroecology. She will learn about managing an agroecology farm and educational center of intercultural exchange.

Emily Strasser
College of Liberal Arts
M.F.A. — Creative Writing
Japan
This summer is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. For decades, fear of the little-understood effects of radiation exposure led thousands of survivors (hibakusha) to keep their pasts secret. Nearing the ends of their lives, many are now coming forward. Strasser’s graduate thesis centers on her grandfather, a nuclear scientist who worked in a secret lab purifying the uranium bound for the Hiroshima bomb, and considers the toxic effects of secrecy individually and globally. Strasser will travel to Hiroshima to participate in commemoration events and to interview survivors who spent decades in secrecy.

Peter Truax (Judd Alumni Fellow*)
College of Design
M.L.A. — Landscape Architecture
Belgium
Truax will conduct research to catalog the memorial landscapes of the First World War in Ypres, Belgium. He will investigate two questions: How does the Ypres memorial landscape refer to the actual battlefield landscape? And what form do these memorial landscapes take in the present day?  The answer to these questions will come as a visual index comparing photographs of battlefield sites in the past with memorial landscapes in the present.

Colin Wendt
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Haiti
Along with Judd Fellow Amelia Black, Wendt will research sickle-cell disease at Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital to better understand the effects of hydroxyurea in Haitian children with the disease. The overall goal is to increase the evidence base for hydroxyurea and receive additional support for this treatment.

Angela Wipf
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Panama
Wipf will volunteer with Floating Doctors, an organization that focuses on healthcare delivery to remote communities along the coastline of Panama. Her goals are to learn about international medicine while facilitating a long-term relationship between Floating Doctors and the University of Minnesota Medical School. This includes fully documenting the medical cases she observes and how healthcare delivery is carried out in this unique setting.

* The Judd Alumni Fellowship is awarded to the highest-ranked fellowship applicant. The award is made possible by generous support of Judd Fellow alumni.

2014 Judd Fellows

Afia Adaboh
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Jamaica
Judd Fellows Adaboh and De Mel will conduct research to improve the livelihoods of Jamaican rural farmers and increase food security through the cultivation and use of breadfruit trees. Their research will focus on identifying and effectively linking farmers, extension officers, and processors in the breadfruit industry and an agro-ecology portion that focuses on assessing the baseline survivability rate of donated breadfruit trees throughout the Island. Their research project is a collaboration between Trees That Feed Foundation (TTFF) and other partnering organizations.

Tyler Bradley
Medical School
D.P.T. — Physical Therapy
Country of study — Tanzania
Judd Fellows Bradley and Orandi will intern at Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation a pediatric rehabilitation facility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for 11 weeks. They will evaluate and treat patients with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other congenital conditions.

Eliza Cowan
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Global Environmental Health
Country of study — India
Cowan will intern with CARE’s Pathways program. She will work to increase farmer productivity and resilience. A main component of her internship is the “Farmer Field and Business School,” through which women learn about new farming techniques, marketing options, nutrition, and gender. Now in its third year of operation, Pathways is in its monitoring phase. As a qualitative research intern Cowan will develop surveys and interview guides that will be used to collect important data about participants’ perception of pathways, and ultimately asses the program progress.

Randika De Mel
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Jamaica
Judd Fellows De Mel and Adaboh will conduct research to improve the livelihoods of Jamaican rural farmers and increase food security through the cultivation and use of breadfruit trees. Their research will focus on identifying and effectively linking farmers, extension officers, and processors in the breadfruit industry and an agro-ecology portion that focuses on assessing the baseline survivability rate of donated breadfruit trees throughout the Island. Their research project is a collaboration between Trees That Feed Foundation (TTFF) and other partnering organizations.

Brooke Dugdale
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Country of study — Ecuador
Dugdale will participate in the International Medical Education and Research Fundación Cimas summer internship in Quito, Ecuador. The program will provide a broad range of field experiences from observations in hospital wards to hands-on participation in patient care. She will work alongside physicians in the implementation of public health programs and in providing health education. The curriculum provides experience caring for underserved populations and insight into a nationalized healthcare system. The internship facilitates inter-professional opportunities for discussion of these experiences and will allow Dugdale to apply what she has learned to her development as a future physician.

Angelica Getahun
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Ecuador
As part of a team, Gatahun will intern with the University of Minnesota Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management (CINRAM) and the Rainforest Alliance (RA). Getahun will conduct a value-chain analysis of non-timber forest products in the Amazon Rainforest. She will identify and research the viability and potential marketability of two or more non-timber foreast products harvested in Napo, Ecuador, as part of a larger goal to develop sustainable small enterprises to improve livelihoods, support food security, and conserve important forest resources.

Catherine Glatz
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Country of study — Kenya
Glatz will intern with Mfangano Health Net Department and Organic Health Response (OHR). She will assist with the expansion and evaluation of the microclinic program. The data gathered about the successes of the program will help with future work in the area, as well as potential training sessions for other organizations in the area. This groundwork will help Glatz develop an understanding of the health needs of the community, which she can compare to the health system already established in Kenya. This information can help OHR determine a long-term growth strategy.

Alana Jackson
Medical School, Duluth
M.D. — Primary Care
Country of study — Kenya
Jackson will intern with the Pamoja Kenya Mentorship Alliance (PAKEMA). The organization focuses on promoting leadership, mentorship, and community wellness in Kenya. She will help students discover and understand their communities’ concerns through photography. Students in the program will be lent a digital camera and given a theme to guide them in choosing what to photograph. The students will review the photos and discuss their findings with a particular focus on photos that capture a unique perspective. Through discussions about community wellness, Jackson will encourage students, their families, and community leaders to participate in a group effort toward building a healthier community.

Bior Keech
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Kenya
Judd Fellows Keech and Laouali will intern with African Development Solutions (ADESO), an organization that establishes community-led projects to empower the most vulnerable communities in Somalia, South Sudan, and Kenya to be resilient to hunger. Keech and Laouali will work on a project called, “Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands—Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR).”  They will work on monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Rayanatou Laouali
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Kenya
Judd Fellows Keech and Laouali will intern with African Development Solutions (ADESO), an organization that establishes community-led projects to empower the most vulnerable communities in Somalia, South Sudan, and Kenya to be resilient to hunger. Keech and Laouali will work on a project called, “Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands—Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR).”  They will work on monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Jordan McGurran
College of Education and Human Development
M.A. — Evaluation Studies
Country of study — Uganda
McGurran will conduct ethnographic research on the conceptions of “development” and the “good life” among Bakiga Christians in Western and Central Uganda. His research will focus on how discourses of development have become an important source of concepts of moral and social life in Uganda and thus a source of the visions of the good life that form present and future aspirations. McGurran’s research will highlight the conceptualization of “development” and thus add to the knowledge base of development practice, the ethnographic accounts of the Bakiga, as well as the anthropology of Christianity and the anthropology of morality/ethics.

Atefeh Orandi
Medical School
D.P.T. — Physical Therapy
Country of study — Tanzania
Judd Fellows Bradley and Orandi will intern at Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation a pediatric rehabilitation facility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for 11 weeks. They will evaluate and treat patients with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other congenital conditions.

Shruti Saxena
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*

M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Vietnam
As a member of a team, Saxena will collect and evaluate data about implementation of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) in various districts and villages of Thua Thien-Hue province in Vietnam. She will use a mixed-methods research approach to collect information from various stakeholders including but not limited to households, communities, forest officials, and non-profit organizations. Saxena’s analysis comes at a crucial juncture in the PES timeline and also provides groundwork for the future implementation of the UN Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+).

Bria Schurke

School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Maternal and Child Health
Country of study — Rwanda
Schurke will intern with WellShare International to support their new USAID-funded Family Planning Health Initiative in Arua, Uganda, in the fall and spring semesters of 2014 and 2015. She will be involved with various aspects of supporting the new program, including program monitoring and evaluation, capacity building of local staff, health education, and advocacy for increased access to women’s reproductive health care.

Emily Wang
Medical School
M.D. — Primary Care
Country of study — Guatemala
Wang will attend the Pop Wuj Medical Spanish program in Xela, Guatemala. The program includes four to five hours daily of one-to-one Spanish lessons, one week of lectures about cultural competencies regarding practicing medicine in Guatemala, two to five hours daily of clinical experience in the Pop Wuj Clinic, and other Spanish School activities.

* The Master of Development Practice is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Humphrey School and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) and spans several academic disciplines across the University of Minnesota.

 

2013 Judd Fellows

Ekland Abdiwahab
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Community Health Promotion
Country of Study — Ghana
Abdiwahab will intern with Breast Care International and Carrie’s TOUCH, Inc. in Kumasi, Ghana. She will implement the Peer Navigator Program, designed to help women newly diagnosed with breast cancer through the treatment process. Abdiwahab will also carry out a formal process evaluation. The project will involve the training of 50 Ghanaian women who will serve as peer navigators for women in ten mainly rural regions of Ghana. The process evaluation will allow Breast Care International to assess the quality of training received by the women, as well as structural components of the program that may need to be improved.

Andrew Beron
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Epidemiology
Country of Study — Puerto Rico
Beron will intern with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Dengue Branch in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Beron will assist with several projects that will give him the opportunity to conduct research on, and learn more about, the biology of Aedes aegypti (the vector that transmits dengue virus) and how that translates into tools that can be used in the surveillance and control of dengue, ultimately leading to effective public health practices and interventions.

Edwin Dorbor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of Study — Egypt
Dorbor will participate in a group project with Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), an Egyptian NGO founded by young professionals in 2003 that is dedicated to promoting active participation and youth-led social entrepreneurship. NM’s Incubator of Innovative Social Enterprise program provides support services to youth-led social enterprises in areas such as disease prevention, linking education to employment, and preparing emerging young leaders. NM seeks to assess the impact of its incubated projects and identify and utilize best practices to improve internal management to increase the organization’s social return-on-investment.

Katherine Erickson-Pearson
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Country of Study — Kenya
Erickson-Pearson will travel with a group of University of Minnesota medical students to Mfangano Island, Kenya, to collaborate with the organization Organic Health Response in their work providing sustainable, holistic, locally-driven health care. Erickson-Pearson will implement an emergency health response seminar for community health workers and first responders on the island. She also hopes to learn about the philosophy and operation of community-driven, resource-poor health organizations.

Zi Gong
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Country of Study — India
Gong will participate in the Himalayan Health Exchange expedition. Beginning in 1996, the program has organized yearly missions to provide medical and dental care to remote villages in the north Indian Himalayas. The program works with local schools and monasteries to set up free clinics for villagers. Over the course of the expedition Gong will set up twelve clinics for patients. As a medical student, Gong will help with assessing and dispensing care for patients. This expedition will take him through a 13,500 ft. high pass into areas unreachable in the wintertime.

Zoila Guachichulca
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of Study — Peru
As part of a team, Guachichulca will spend ten weeks in Junin, Peru, examining the many far-reaching effects of contamination of Lake Junin from area mining. To foster sustainable development in the region, the team will seek to find protective measures of water to defend the ecosystem and reduce further damage to local people’s livelihoods. Guachichulca and the team will present their results to the mayor of the province, and offer suggestions to mitigate the mines’ impact and take steps toward a cleaner lake and healthier population.

Rachel Herr-Hoyman
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of Study — Senegal
Under the auspices of USAID Senegal, Judd Fellows Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, and Karki will partner with graduate students from the University of Dakar to aid in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems for two local NGOs in Dakar, Senegal. The team’s cooperative contributions will create sustainable and dynamic mechanisms that monitor the use of USAID funds, measure the effectiveness of service provision, and suggest practical improvements for continuous development toward long-term goals.

Zachary Hylton
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — Program Evaluation and Applied Economics
Country of Study — Senegal
Under the auspices of USAID Senegal, Judd Fellows Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, and Karki will partner with graduate students from the University of Dakar to aid in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems for two local NGOs in Dakar, Senegal. The team’s cooperative contributions will create sustainable and dynamic mechanisms that monitor the use of USAID funds, measure the effectiveness of service provision, and suggest practical improvements for continuous development toward long-term goals.

Bibhusha Karki
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of Study — Senegal
Under the auspices of USAID Senegal, Judd Fellows Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, and Karki will partner with graduate students from the University of Dakar to aid in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems for two local NGOs in Dakar, Senegal. The team’s cooperative contributions will create sustainable and dynamic mechanisms that monitor the use of USAID funds, measure the effectiveness of service provision, and suggest practical improvements for continuous development toward long-term goals.

Nicole Rebecca Kast
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Community Health Promotion
Country of Study — Bolivia
Kast will complete a field experience with Centro Una Brisa de Esperanza (CUBE), a program of MAP Internacional that focuses on the issue of child sexual abuse in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Kast proposes to assess available prevention services, evaluate organizational intervention strategies, and suggest evidence-based practices that will strengthen the public health focus of CUBE’s work. This internship will allow Kast to contribute to the field of sexual abuse prevention in the region and further develop her skills in the application of public health theory to the structure and planning of an international NGO.

Alex Roland
Veterinary Medicine
D.V.M. — Veterinary Medicine
Country of Study — Thailand
Roland will participate in a group seminar, “Spirit of Thailand.” She will also complete a research project comparing the views on autopsy and necropsy in Thailand to those in the U.S., and particularly those at the University of Minnesota. The trip will allow Roland to interview people at a slaughterhouse, in rural villages, and in human and veterinary medicine to better understand how the necropsy process is viewed.

Victoria Ann Scher
College of Liberal Arts
M.F.A. — Creative Writing, Creative Non-Fiction
Country of Study — Mexico
Scher’s proposed research seeks to understand the impacts of segregated Tarahumara education in Chihuahua City, Mexico. Her goal is to write a collection of literary essays that informs the public about the individual lives of Tarahumara urban migrants in Chihuahua City and engages readers in a compelling narrative. Her research will result in a thesis for her MFA in Creative Nonfiction and a book publication.

Kaitlyn Schwarz
Medical School
D.P.T. — Physical Therapy
Country of Study — Tanzania
Schwarz will intern with Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation (CCBRT) in Moshi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. CCBRT is a non-governmental organization providing disability and rehabilitation services to adults and children. CCBRT focuses mainly on treating children, providing rehabilitation services for conditions such as cerebral palsy, clubfoot, polio, spina bifida, and more.

Shana Steinbeck
College of Pharmacy
Pharm.D. — Pharmacy
Country of Study — Tanzania
Steinbeck will participate in an Advanced Practice experiences clinical rotation at Ilula Lutheran Health Center, a 70-bed hospital in Iringa, Tanzania. The center serves Iringa’s rural population as well as patients in the surrounding area and operates eight rural clinics that service villages surrounding Ilula; clinical services include a comprehensive HIV treatment center.

Tatyana Venegas-Swanson
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development Practice
Country of Study — Nepal
As part of a team, Venegas Swanson will intern with the Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management at the University of Minnesota. The team will work with the Federation of Community Forest Users of Nepal and the Nepali NGO ForestAction Nepal to further define and develop a project that promotes direct products (NTFPs) and existing NTFP markets. The project will aim to improve rural livelihood options and equity within forest user groups while also supporting the trend within international development toward participatory, sustainable natural resource management

* The Master of Development Practice is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Humphrey School and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) and spans several academic disciplines across the University of Minnesota.

2012 Judd Fellows

Claire Antelman
College of Design M.Arch — Architecture
Country of study — Tanzania
The Tuamkeni School in Arusha, Tanzania, has invited Antelman and a small team of peers to propose a primary school master plan for their recently acquired land. The Tuamkeni School has been providing unique private education to AIDS orphans in the slums of Arusha since 2003; until now it has operated out of rented facilities. In 2010 the school purchased a small plot of land and is anxious to build a primary school complex of its own. First, the team will conduct in-depth research on primary school design in Tanzania, with the most invaluable research being done though immersion by spending one month at the school in June. The team’s research and travel will then launch them into a second phase of the project: the design phase. As a result, the team hopes to propose the best possible design solutions for the client’s needs by spring of 2013.

Daniel Backman
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Jamaica
As part of a larger collaboration, Judd Fellows Backman and Scherpelz will conduct research that will focus on the social and economic impacts in the development, testing, and implementation of a pilot project of small enterprise systems in communities in Jamaica. The enterprise system currently in development will process fresh breadfruit into flour, which is beneficial because it increases usability and transportability. Breadfruit is common in the Caribbean and produces large quantities of edible fruit, though it is under-utilized due to a short shelf life and difficulty processing. This research will obtain baseline data and provide an introduction of a proto-type enterprise model to local communities.

Heather Baird
Law School and School of Public Health
J.D. & M.P.H. — Law and Public Health
Country of study — Nepal
Baird will spend a month at two sites in Nepal, Shree Janamaitri Community Hospital in Kathmandu and a rural community clinic in Dhading Jyamrung. In both settings Baird will use her public health, nursing, and legal training to both observe and assist as needed, such as through data collection, a quality initiative, community outreach, or anything else with which the sites want help. Experiential Learning International (ELI) is the organization that will facilitate her placement. Baird hopes to gain insight into a different country’s approach to health and healthcare.

Erin Collinson
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P — International Development
Country of study — Senegal
Collinson will work as part of a team to provide support to USAID Senegal’s Local Capacity Development team through the design and implementation of a tool to assess the ability of local capacity-building organizations to provide technical assistance to USAID Senegal’s current and future local partners. Understanding the needs, capabilities, and specialties of local capacity-building organizations will be critical to the future success of USAID’s efforts to encourage greater local leadership in development in Senegal. In addition, the team will assist in conducting follow-up assessments using a new USAID assessment tool and will interview existing USAID partners to document lessons learned and success stories.

Julia Corwin
College of Liberal Arts
M.A. — Geography
Country of study — India
Corwin’s research will investigate how policies and plans pertaining to solid waste management intersect with and affect community-based, informal, and marginalized waste labor, and the contradictory dynamics of urban waste policies and practices in Delhi, India. In particular, she wishes to explore how Delhi’s formal waste management system and the informal waste sector affect and respond to each other, with an emphasis on unraveling the politics surrounding the marginalization of informal waste labor and their attendant effects on landfill diversion rates.

Alejandra Defreitas
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Uganda
Defreitas will work with Lira Integrated School in Northern Uganda, which provides nursery, primary, and secondary education to more than 1,500 students. The project will conduct a program evaluation analysis to assess the school’s plan to expand to a university and evaluate possible successes and future needs. The goal is to complete an evaluation of the feasibility of the future Lira Integrated University through: interview local stakeholders, market analysis of higher education institutions in Northern Uganda, and cost-benefit analysis of the new university. The project also includes developing workshops with teachers, community members, and students to create more opportunities to fully engage with the community.

Nadine Habeel
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Nepal
Habeel, along with three of her colleagues, will be working with the Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management (CINRAM) at the University of Minnesota, the Federation of Community Forest Users of Nepal (FECOFUN), and ForestAction Nepal to develop a project through which it would be possible to explore more direct connections between communities and existing non-timber forest product (NTFP) markets. The goal is to improve livelihoods and equity in community forest user groups, in addition to promoting and supporting sustainable natural resource management.

Dan Hottinger
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Country of study — Haiti
Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos supports orphaned and abandoned children across Latin America by developing homes and schools. In Haiti, they provide direct medical care at St. Damien’s, the country’s largest pediatric hospital, and St. Luke’s medical center for adults, treating 130,000 patients in 2011. Hottinger will help run St. Luke’s Intensive Unit and surgery center for one year, handling supply chain management, pharmacy, and emergency department coordination, as well as setting up surgical cases and organizing visiting teams. Further responsibilities include seeking grants, developing clinical skills, and training Haitian technicians.

Anastasia Kolasa Lenarz
Medical School & School of Public Health
M.D. & M.P.H. — Maternal and Child Health, Global Health (Public Health Focuses)
Country of study — India
Kolasa Lenarz will spend three months in Southern India working with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) and its partner, the Grass Roots and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM). SVYM is a nonprofit that works in health, education, and community development and empowerment across India. The majority of her time will be spent as intern at GRAAM, working in program evaluation and public health advocacy, focusing on public health initiatives of the Indian government through the National Rural Health Mission program. Kolasa Lenarz will also participate in a four-week medical elective program at SVYM.

Jessica Lowe
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Maternal and Child Health
Country of study — Republic of the Congo
Lowe will intern with the World Health Organization (WHO) at their African Regional Office in the area of Maternal and Child Health within the Family and Reproductive Health Cluster. Her responsibilities will include updating 21 existing African country profiles, creating 18 new African country profiles, and writing a new report on the assessment of implementation of regional and national child survival strategies throughout the region, all around the issue of infant and child mortality in Africa.

Patrick McCarthy
Medical School, M.D.
Country of study — Guatemala
Huehuetenango, Guatemala, has many of the most impoverished municipalities in all of Guatemala and childhood stunting rates has high as 91%. Partners in Health (PIH) has collaborated with Guatemala non-governmental organization, ETESC, by supporting health and human rights programs in Huehuetenango. McCarthy will work with their new nurse coordinator to conduct a child nutrition training for their health workers and to develop community-based malnutrition interventions, including supplementary feeding programs for the poorest families and support of women-led nutrition programs.

Jennie Meinz
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Community Health Education
Country of study — Ecuador
Meinz will intern with the non-governmental organization Fundacion Cimas del Ecuador in Pedro Moncayo County, Ecuador. In partnership with local staff, she will implement and evaluate a diabetes education and prevention program for older adults in four regions of the county, with the aim to reduce the burden of diabetes and enhance the quality of life. Meinz will design and deliver appropriate nutrition education curriculum and will interview older adults to assess changes in their eating practices over time in order to improve Fundacion Cimas’ current program activities to address diabetes.

Kelly Rosengren
Medical School D.P.T. — Physical Therapy
Country of study — Tanzania
Rosengren will work closely with the pediatric population within Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT). CCBRT is the largest rehabilitation hospital in the country and aims to prevent, treat, and improve the physical condition of patients with impairments and disabilities. CCBRT provides free treatment for all children under the age of five. Community-based treatment is also available through home visits, day care centers, and support units. This project will allow Rosengren to work closely with physiotherapists and further advance her career in physical therapy.

J.B. Jonathan Scherpelz
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P — International Development
Country of study — Jamaica
As part of a larger collaboration, Judd Fellows Backman and Scherpelz will conduct research that will focus on the social and economic impacts in the development, testing, and implementation of a pilot project of small enterprise systems in communities in Jamaica. The enterprise system currently in development will process fresh breadfruit into flour, which is beneficial because it increases usability and transportability. Breadfruit is common in the Caribbean and produces large quantities of edible fruit, though it is under-utilized due to a short shelf life and difficulty processing. This research will obtain baseline data and provide an introduction of a prototype enterprise model to local communities.

Anna Terry
School of Nursing
M.N. — Nursing
Country of Study — Honduras
The goal of Terry’s proposed research is to identify key barriers to prevention, diagnosis, and management of hypertension in rural Honduras. The research will address three aims. The first is to provide an estimate of the prevalence of hypertension through a retrospective chart review. Second, to better understand the challenges and factors related to successful treatment and management of hypertension by conducting semi-structured interviews. Third is to contribute to the development of a model of sustainable community-based blood pressure screening by facilitating educational and capacity-building activities.

* The Master of Development Practice is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Humphrey School and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) and spans several academic disciplines across the University of Minnesota.

2011 Judd Fellows

Kaela Glass
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.P.P. & M.S.W. — Global Policy and Community Organizing
Country of Study — Uganda
Glass will intern with WellShare International in the Ssembabule and Mubende Districts of Uganda. Her primary objective will focus on a monitoring and evaluation project with the Partnering for Positive Livelihoods Program, a community initiative that serves orphans and adults living with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, she will focus on community organizing and involvement activities that will bring together six local partners to increase education and communication around sexual and reproductive health. Glass will work with local partners to draft a child protection policy to allow WellShare to better protect children with HIV from economic and sexual exploitation.

Britta Hansen
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.D.P. — Sustainable Development
Country of Study — Bolivia
Hansen will create survey questions and implement an evaluation that will serve the Mano a Mano organization in evaluating the economic, health, and agricultural impacts of water reservoirs for the surrounding communities. Additionally she will work to create and implement a baseline survey of a community that has requested a water reservoir. This information will help the organization to better understand the needs of the community as well as measure the future impact of a water project.

Catherine Hansen
Medical School
M.D. — Global Health
Country of Study — Uganda
Masaka, Uganda, has some of the worst health statistics in the world, yet most early deaths are from preventable diseases. Improving community health is difficult due to a lack of infrastructure, including running water and roads, so collaboration with the community is critical. Hansen will work with Uganda Rural Fund to institute a Village Health Worker program. Volunteers from neighboring villages will be trained to provide health outreach and education where there is no access to a hospital. She will take a leadership role in the training and also observe in a Ugandan hospital.

Matthew Hauck
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.P.P. — Public and Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Country of Study — India
Hauck will intern at Mission Convergence, a department of the city government of Delhi, India. The Mission’s purpose is to integrate the delivery of social service schemes in Delhi, in order to make access easier and more efficient, and to reach the most vulnerable parts of the population. Hauck plans to use the research and program evaluation methods he has learned at the Humphrey School to help evaluate the effectiveness of Mission’s various partners around the city and to help diagnose where the program can be improved.

Devin Hogan
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.D.P — International Development
Country of Study — Liberia
Judd Fellows Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will conduct an evaluation of the Liberia Fellows and the President’s Young Professional Program, two projects that recruit young Liberians and the diaspora to work at the ministerial level in the Liberian government with a goal to build local capacity and reverse brain drain. The program’s first round of funding is ending and the Judd Fellows will help determine and measure outcomes from its first two years to attract new donors and expand its reach both within the government and across the diaspora.

Kristen Murray
College of Design
M.L.A. — Landscape Architecture
Country of Study — England & Germany
In this research project, Murray plans to study the relationship between collaboration, exploration, risk-taking, and learning in environments that support construction-based play. Her analysis will focus on adventure playgrounds in Berlin and London. In order to take an in-depth, comparative look at the environment adventure playgrounds offer, Murray will perform a case study analysis of three adventure playgrounds using a qualitative, mixed-methods approach that documents the physical and social environment, tools and materials, the experience of youth, and the educational philosophy of the staff.

Ndoyam Carine Ndougonna
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.D.P. — Development Practice, International Development
Country of Study — Liberia
Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will conduct an evaluation of the Liberia Fellows and the President’s Young Professional Program, two projects that recruit young Liberians and the diaspora to work at the ministerial level in the Liberian government with a goal to build local capacity and reverse brain drain. The program’s first round of funding is ending and Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will help determine and measure outcomes from its first two years to attract new donors and expand its reach both within the government and across the diaspora.

Sheila Nezhad
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.D.P. — International Development Practice
Country of Study — Liberia
Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will conduct an evaluation of the Liberia Fellows and the President’s Young Professional Program, two projects that recruit young Liberians and the diaspora to work at the ministerial level in the Liberian government with a goal to build local capacity and reverse brain drain. The program’s first round of funding is ending and Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will help determine and measure outcomes from its first two years to attract new donors and expand its reach both within the government and across the diaspora.

Sadie Paschke
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.D.P. — Development Practice, International Development
Country of Study — Egypt
Paschke will work with the traditional waste pickers, assessing Cairo’s solid waste-management system to determine how the garbage collectors can be retained in the system in which they are increasingly being replaced, by drawing on the environmental benefits they can provide. She will determine composition of waste, and specific rates of waste and recycling, analyze costs and profits, and identify the current roles of both informal and formal waste management in Cairo at all stages of collection and processing. This project aspires to demonstrate that using both new technology and existing expertise can have real positive effects on an urban area and the environment, while preserving the livelihood of a community.

Emily Rohrabaugh
College of Liberal Arts
M.A. — Art History
Country of Study — Japan
Rohrabaugh will conduct research on the post-war Japanese artist, Tetsumi Kudo, in his personal archive held at the home of his widow, Hiroko Kudo, in Tokyo. She will also interview Hiroko Kudo about the role of women in the burgeoning international performance art scene in the 1960s and 1970s in order to write about husband-wife collaborations in this time period.

Casey Trittipo
College of Liberal Arts
M.A. — Art History
Country of Study — France
Trittipo will study the life and art of the late 19th-century French artist, Henry Lerolle. Though not widely known today, he was part of a circle of prominent artists and composers, and was also a well-known patron of the arts. She will investigate, through archives, libraries, and interviews, why Lerolle has faded from view and reassess his importance as an artist and a collector. The product of this research will take the form of a paper for publication and a presentation at a conference.

Matthew Valerius
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.P.P — Public Policy
Country of Study — Guatemala
Valerius will intern in the Health and Education Office of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), assisting with their Education Reform in the Classroom project. This reform initiative is intended to achieve meaningful education reform in public school classrooms in Guatemala with the wider aim of ensuring equal access to a high-quality education. Valerius will provide support to the USAID staff responsible for designing the reforms, assist with data analysis, lend support to the USAID research teams in evaluating classroom learning opportunities and measuring the project’s overall impact, draft monitoring and evaluation reports, and revise formal technical assistance reports.

Jessica Vig
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Public Policy
Country of Study — Sierra Leone
Vig will intern with the non-profit West African Medical Missions (WAMM). She will develop and evaluate an HIV prevention curriculum among school-aged girls in Sierra Leone. Vig will adapt a previously generated successful curriculum used in South Africa called the Palala Girls Clubs, with the aim to increase overall health literacy within the rural village of Kenema. The program will focus on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, as well as address a broad range of health issues facing young women in rural Sierra Leone.

Ahti Westphal
College of Design
M.S. — Sustainable Design
Country of Study — Cambodia & Vietnam
Westphal will conduct field research on the historic architecture of the Kingdom of Champa as it relates to the design of a new library to house ancient Cham literature. Research will be carried out through the documentation of architectural traditions and history through photography, architectural drawing, and interviews. He will compile these findings which will be the foundation of his architectural thesis for the Masters of Science in Sustainable Design. The thesis will exemplify an approach to international development that is sustainable, historically grounded, culturally empathetic, and ecologically responsible.

Allison Zomer
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.D.P. — International Development
Country of Study — Egypt
In partnership with two Cairo-based organizations, Zomer will conduct an assessment of the current state of the city’s waste management. This assessment will focus on the institutional, material, and economic attributes of the system in order to inform future work by local community development workers and entrepreneurs.

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2010 Judd Fellows

John (Jay) Bowman
Humphrey Institute
M.P.A. — Public Affairs
Country of Study — Yemen
As a communications intern for the Cultural Development Program Fund (CDPF) Bowman will provide research and grant writing assistance, and develop content for international communications, lectures, and the CDPF website. Additionally, Bowman will study Arabic and live in intensive Arabic language housing at the Yemeni College of Middle Eastern Studies.

Marc Dettman
Humphrey Institute
M.P.P. — Public Policy
Country of Study — Egypt
Dettman will intern for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Water Governance Program-Arab States, the regional office for the Middle East and North Africa. He will review gender and water management to map the interaction of different stakeholders and identify constraints and opportunities for greater gender equality in decision-making of water resources. In other research, Dettman will identify challenges, constraints, and opportunities of socio-economic and environmental issues within the integrated water resource management strategies of Arab states. He will also assist in preparing and reporting on a national capacity-building needs assessment for transboundary water.

Kara Durski
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Public Health Administration and Policy
Country of Study — Switzerland
Durski will intern at the World Health Organization (WHO) and receive training on procedures in epidemic detection, verification, and response and will gain advanced knowledge of public health issues, surveillance techniques, and control strategies for zoonotic diseases. She will be responsible for establishing field-specific standard operating procedures on plague surveillance and, prior to her departure, will publish a paper and present her research findings to key stakeholders.

Kristin Finn
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Epidemiology
Country of Study — Uganda
The specific aims of the pilot study Finn will work on are to compare the incidence of various CNS infections with stage of HIV, compare the effect of HIV-associated Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) on neurological outcomes and mortality after Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART), determine the predictive value of cerebrospinal fluid cytokine profiles on neurological outcomes. Finn will manage and coordinate incoming data. She will have the opportunity to work alongside World Health Organization officials in Masaka, assisting in short-term projects that involve field surveillance of diarrheal diseases.

Jenean Harris
Medical School
D.P.T. — Physical Therapy
Country of Study — Ecuador
Harris will intern at Pedro Moncayo Clinic in rural city of Tabacundo, Ecuador. As a student physical therapist, she will primarily serve children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal conditions, although all types of patients are welcome. This clinic has limited resources and supplies to treat such a wide range of clients. As part of her internship she will bring new treatment ideas and supplies to the clinic while learning and gaining new insight from her clinical instructor.

Angelina Jones
College of Design
M.A. — Retail Merchandising, Human Rights Minor
Country of Study — Ghana
Jones will intern with Women in Progress (WIP) and develop a fair trade education workshop for women business owners in Krobo, Ghana, where Global Mamas jewelry is manufactured. The program will introduce business owners to fair trade standards and will be a forum for discussion about fair labor practices. This will enable producers to meet the necessary labor standards to ensure that Global Mamas products are fairly traded throughout the supply chain. Jones will aid in the development of a fair trade certification program that WIP can utilize to certify businesses that produce their merchandise.

Caroline Krafft
Humphrey Institute
M.P.P. — Advanced Policy Analysis Methods
Country of Study — Egypt
Krafft will research Egyptian gender and labor market dynamics as well as educational inequality as an intern for the Population Council in Cairo, Egypt. Understanding the challenges women face in participating in the economy and education systems can help us design more effective public policies to redress these inequities. Improving the education and economic status of women is an extremely relevant issue for international economic development.

Laurie McGinley
College of Design
M.Arch — Sustainable Design
Country of Study – Turkey
McGinley will research historic architectural elements that are used to provide people with privacy in dense, urban settings. She will conduct literature research to identify historical types of privacy devices used in architecture in Istanbul and will use photography and field drawings to document contemporary privacy devices. She will compile these findings and use them to complete an architectural project that exemplifies the lessons learned about privacy in dense, urban settings.

Sara Nelson
College of Liberal Arts
M.A. — Rural Geography
Country of Study — Bulgaria
Nelson’s work will examine the influence of European Union rural development policy and ecotourism on rural communities and resource management in Bulgaria. Nelson will undertake preliminary field research with an ecovillage in Bulgaria called Green School Village (GSV), which offers an instructive case study in the effects of agricultural and rural development policy on rural communities and popular perceptions of rural livelihoods. During her stay she will work as a participant-observer, conducting personal interviews with GSV members and using digital video to document group meetings, project-related activities, and daily life.

Deborah Pestka
College of Pharmacy
Pharm.D. — Pharmacy
Country of Study — Spain
The purpose of Pestka’s study is to understand the medication experience of patients taking anitcoagulants in a Spanish community. The number of patients receiving oral anticoagulantion therapy has increased markedly in recent years and pharmacists have recognized the need to take responsibility for drug therapy outcomes. However, the medication experience as a practice concept has not been comprehensively researched in pharmacy. This research study will employ ethnographic techniques by performing semi-structured interviews with patients about their medication experience taking anticoagulants. The interviews will be recorded, transcribed, and translated into English and the patients’ responses will be analyzed for recurring themes.

Areca Roe
College of Liberal Arts
M.F.A. — Art and Photography
Country of Study — Hungary
Roe will travel to the site of an environmental disaster that occurred ten years ago—the Tisza River in Hungary. She will explore what the area is like now through photography as well as interviews of people living along the river. Roe envisions that the resulting project will become an art exhibit and artist book, and her hope is that it would spark thought and dialogue about river pollution and our responsibilities toward our own rivers.

Jonathan Silva
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
Countries of Study — Ecuador and Peru
Silva will participate in an international medical mission trip in Ecuador, a medical Spanish training program, and a medical rotation in Cusco, Peru, where he hopes to focus on operative and perioperative care. Together these experiences will aid Silva in his medical training for his future in global health, whether in a rural clinic in Ecuador or serving the immigrant population in Minnesota.

Meredith Stocking
Humphrey Institute
M.P.P — Public Policy
Country of Study — Colombia
Stocking will intern with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Colombia Human Rights Program. During her internship she will systematize the results achieved to date by Colombian civil society organizations awarded USAID grants to carry out human rights advocacy. Stocking will conduct extensive interviews with these organizations in order to produce best-practice guidelines for carrying out advocacy work, and design a methodology to be used by civil society organizations to monitor human rights policies. Stocking will also design and implement a training workshop on monitoring human rights policies.

Meg Tabaka
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Epidemiology
Country of Study — Uganda
Tabaka will analyze clinical records at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, to determine the change of Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) incidence over time. CM is an important AIDS-defining illness in Uganda. Specifically, she will be comparing the incidence of CM before and after the roll-out of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Uganda in 2004. Tabaka will do this by creating a database of CM patients reporting to Mulago Hospital between the year 2000 to the present. She will have access to these records with the help of Dr. David Meya from the Infectious Disease Research Institute at Makerere University.

Eme Unanaowo
School of Public Health
M.P.H. — Maternal and Child Health
Country of Study — Mozambique
Unanaowa will intern with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mozambique. Her objectives are to increase access to quality maternal and child health services, increase demand of services at the community level, and increase effectiveness in the management process. To meet these objectives, Unanaowa will collaborate with district departments of local community-based organizations to promote access to and demand for the services. Unanaowa’s duties include preparing a training plan that incorporates needs assessment instruments, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating the dissemination of maternal and child health services.

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2009 Judd Fellows

Anna Bartels
School of Public Health
(M.P.H. — Maternal and Child Health)
Country of Study — Uganda
Bartels will assist with the development of curricula, evaluation, training, and outreach materials for an HIV/AIDS prevention and family planning service project in two central districts of Uganda. She will participate in research that will be specifically related to human rights of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, including living with HIV/AIDS, orphans, and vulnerable children.

Edward Kasner
School of Public Health
(M.P.H. — Global Environmental Health)
Country of Study — China
Kasner will investigate the uses of water in both traditional and sustainable agricultural practices. He will work with Pesticide EcoAlternatives Center (PEAC) to look into pesticide usage and health issues related to farmers in a small village near Kunming, China.

Amber Koskey
School of Public Health
(M.P.H. — Environmental Health)
Country of Study — Uganda
As a member of the University of Minnesota Engineers Without Borders (EWB) public health team, Koskey will conduct a community health assessment to measure the impact of the EWB project and gain a better understanding of the needs of the community for future project phases. She will also promote health and hygiene, education, and outreach, such as effective hand washing practices, water disinfection techniques, and safe water storage.

Kristina Krohn
Medical School
(M.D. — Medicine)
Country of Study — Uganda
Krohn will work in Mulago Hospital, particularly with patients with Cryptococcus meningitis. She will isolate samples and perform analysis to determine the strain of meningitis. Krohn will select samples from the environment, in habitats similar to those with Cryptococcus elsewhere in the world, to try to determine where people acquire infection.

Alicia Lazzarini
College of Liberal Arts
(M.A. — Geography)
Country of Study — South Africa & Mozambique
Lazzarini will conduct preliminary research to study the impacts of European Union - Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (EU-ACP) nations Sugar Protocol policy change in sugar production in Durban, South Africa, and Xinavane, Mozambique. Her research will analyze the impacts in transnational corporations and on the lives of women sugar laborers and their communities. This research provides the foundation for Lazzarini’s M.A. Plan B paper.

Alexander (Alex) Marston
Medical School
M.D. — Medicine
(Country of Study — Senegal)
Marston will travel to Dakar, Senegal, for six weeks to collect human cervical tissue biopsies infected with HIV. He will subsequently return to his mentor Dr. Schmechel’s research laboratory at the University of Minnesota to conduct an experiment to identify and characterize HIV, HIV-1, and HIV-2, with the hope that tissue prepared in a more optimal fashion will improve the sensitivity of their work.

Meghan Mason
School of Public Health
(M.P. H. — Epidemiology)
Country of Study — Kenya
Mason will promote HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in Kenyan teens. She will teach at the Jambo Jipya: The Future Child School in Mtwapa, Kenya, for six weeks. The curriculum includes a life skills enrichment module, a computer technology training module, job readiness techniques, and a student ambassador program that further encourages the youth to teach other students, family, and community members about HIV.

Jessica McClurg
College of Design
(M. Arch. — Architecture & Heritage Preservation)
Country of Study — Japan
McClurg will study preservation practices in Japan to combat the stress of tourism on heritage sites. Her study will document the physical, economic, and cultural impacts that tourism has had on different heritage sites in Japan through physical measurements and documentation using photographs and detailed drawings. To gain a more rounded view of what is happening at these sites, she will also meet with local heritage experts to discuss the impact of tourism on the more intangible issues like economy and culture. A final photo essay will describe the findings of this exploration using both images and captions to present broader implications.

Jeffrey McCullough
School of Public Health
(M.P. H. — Public Health Policy and Administration)
Country of Study — Uganda
McCullough will work with the Minnesota International Health Volunteers and travel to Uganda to help strengthen and develop a malaria control program through capacity building of local civil service organizations. He will meet with local organizations in an area of the country that has traditionally been neglected by the Ugandan government and work with the local organizations to perform needs assessments with the goal of developing and strengthening their malaria control infrastructure.

Andrea Trabelsi
Humphrey Institute
(M.U.R.P. — Regional, Economic, and Workforce Development)
Country of Study — Peru
Mosher will coordinate the production of eco-friendly dyes for the commercial textile industry to increase income, revitalize and preserve culture, and protect the environment in the Puno Region of Peru. This micro-enterprise project will focus on strengthening community by engaging the local community (especially women), promoting collaboration between farmers/shepherds and the alpaca industry, facilitating the exchange of indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge, and increasing community awareness of the environment.

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2008 Judd Fellows

Ann Beuch
College of Education and Human Development & Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
(M.S.W. & M.P.P — Social Work and Public Policy)
Country of Study — Switzerland
Buech will participate in the Duke University Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva, Switzerland. She will complete a three month-summer internship with an organization based in Geneva. Beuch will also complete an intensive week-long course in humanitarian assistance and human rights.

Sarah Christianson
College of Liberal Arts (M.F.A. — Photography)
Country of Study — Norway
Christianson will photograph six areas of Norway from which her ancestors came and research contemporary Scandinavian art practices as part of her M.F.A. thesis project. The project explores the history and uncertain future of the Christianson family’s five-generation farm in North Dakota. She will document the traces of her Norwegian ancestors, the farms they left, and relatives that stayed. By examining their past emigration in relation to the current migration from North Dakota, she hopes to highlight the growing problem of the disappearing Midwestern family farm.

Matthew De Kam
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
(M.S.B.A.E. — Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering)
Country of Study — Honduras
De Kam will work with Tierra Nueva, a sustainable development organization in Central Honduras, to evaluate the feasibility of obtaining Rainforest Alliance sustainability certification for several coffee farms. These small scale coffee farms will be evaluated by visiting each farm with the producer to take field data, then interviewing each producer to better document the details of the farm operation. The farm information will be evaluated using the Rainforest Alliance standard, and a final report will assess what each farm will need to change in order to be certified. Certification may make higher income possible in these communities.

Swati Deo
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — Public Policy & Human Rights)
Country of Study — Egypt
Deo will intern with the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) in Cairo, Egypt. Her internship entails developing the ECWR’s research unit, producing a grant proposal to fund campaigns for women’s rights, and taking on additional projects for the center.

Matilda Essandoh-Bondzie
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Epidemiology and Community Health)
Country of Study — Switzerland
Essandoh-Bondzie will work with the Nutrition for Health and Development Department of the World Health Organization to develop a Global Database on Body Mass Index. She will be involved in systematic collection of anthropometric data on school-age children and adolescents and review literature on waist-to-hip ratio in relation to cardiovascular disease and Diabetes mellitus.

Elizabeth Hutchinson
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Epidemiology and Community Health)
Country of Study — Tanzania
Hutchinson will participate in a Child Survival Monitoring and Evaluation Internship in Karatu, Tanzania, with the Minnesota International Health Volunteers (MIHV). Her primary objective is to create an evaluation plan for MAISHA, an intervention focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes. Hutchinson will formulate monitoring and evaluation goals and objectives for the MAISHA intervention, as well as assist in the development of evaluation tools, such as surveys, that will evaluate the effectiveness of the project as a whole.

Lindsey Johansen
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Epidemiology and Community Health)
Country of Study — United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Johnson will intern with the Maternal and Child Health Department for the Division of Public Health in Saipan. She will assist with the Pregnancy Risk and Monitoring System (PRAMS), a research project that will cover the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI): Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. Johansen will assist with the implementation and monitoring the process of the survey, development of a database, analysis of the survey findings in a report format, and recommendations to improve outcomes for mothers and babies.

Anna Langer
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — Public Policy & Human Rights)
Country of Study — Egypt
Langer will intern with the Population Council’s regional office in Cairo, Egypt. The internship will offer Langer the opportunity to engage in several research and survey projects focused on the participation of youth in economic and social activities in Egypt. She will conduct background research and design survey instruments for a study on many aspects of the lives of youth, as well as work on a team of Egyptian researchers on a project that will examine the dynamics of job quality over time in the Egyptian economy.

Joel Larson
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — Public Policy & Human Rights)
Country of Study — Kenya
Larson will intern with the Kakamega Environmental Education Program (KEEP). The internship will involve training in forestry and conservation. KEEP was founded by a group of local individuals dedicated to preserving the largest remaining rainforest in Kenya and sponsors and arranges programs ranging from community education and tree nurseries to butterfly farms and sustainable forestry activities.

Benji Mathews
Medical School (M.D. — Medicine)
Country of Study — Bolivia, Costa Rica
Mathews will complete medical clinical rotations and language study in Bolivia and Costa Rica. He will compare the modes of treatment and patient outcome between domestic hospitals and foreign ones including, Hospitals of Hope in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Ciencias de Medicas in San Jose, Costa Rica. The study will consider the differences in diagnosis and the underlying rationale for admission and treatment between patients seen in the United States, Bolivia, and Costa Rica.

Betsy Mathews
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Community Health Education)
Country of Study — India
Mathews will intern with the Child Survival Program. She will conduct fieldwork in Kamblikandam, India, a rural village in the state of Tamil Nadu. She will work to provide education and outreach in the areas of growth monitoring, immunizations, breast-feeding, female literacy, food to fight malnourishment, and family planning.

Teresa Obrero
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — Public Policy & Human Rights)
Country of Study — Chile
Obrero will take an advanced policy course, “Social Development and Social Services in Chile.” The study seminar will visit social service, educational, and community development organizations. She will then intern at Ciudad Viva, a nongovernmental organization that works on issues of urban sustainability, transportation equity, and empowering local citizens. In particular Obrero will work with local women on issues of bicycle feminism.

Heather Oleson
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Epidemiology and Community Health Education)
Country of Study — India
Olson will intern at Christian Fellowship Hospital (CFH) in Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu, India. She will develop HIV prevention services in the rural areas surrounding Oddanchatram. Olson’s objectives for her internship are to assist the director of community health programs at the hospital with the development of HIV prevention services, perform a participatory needs assessment with the women in the rural communities, and collaborate with the outreach team to organize a health festival focusing on HIV prevention.

Melissa Riedesel
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Epidemiology and Community Health)
Country of Study — Kenya
Riedesel will travel to the highland regions of Kenya with members of a research team to assist in the continual surveillance for malaria in the Kipsamoite and Kapsisiywa regions. She will conduct household interviews, as part of active case collection and assist with passive surveillance of malaria in the clinic. Riedesel will analyze and assess the utility of active and passive surveillance to capture the residual epidemiology of malaria in these highland regions.

Sarah Sevcik
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Community Health Education)
Country of Study — Tanzania
Sevcik will intern with Minnesota International Health Volunteers. She will assist with the development of a village-level surveillance system for birth, mortality and disease data in the Karatu District of Tanzania. The information she collects will help villages to identify and report disease outbreaks and be able to take steps to improve their health.

Emily Sienkiewicz
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. — Art History)
Country of Study — Israel
Sienkiewicz will explore the role of religious art in the establishment of a Jewish identity in the earliest phases of Israel between the years of 1906 to 1929. She will conduct research on the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem, exploring the official archives of the school and discovering further information on its pedagogical philosophy. Sienkiewicz will conduct first-hand examinations of the artworks created between 1906 and 1929, particularly noting the religious and Zionist symbolism employed by the artists. In addition, she will take a Hebrew language course taught at Hebrew University.

Alicen Spaulding
School of Public Health (Ph.D. — Epidemiology)
Country of Study — Argentina
Spaulding will intern with doctors affiliated with the Hospital Italiano and Hospital General de Agudos JM Ramos Meija, in Buenos Aires. As an intern, she will be involved in multiple areas of the project, including development of protocol and research sites, and data collection, management, and analysis. This internship will allow Spaulding to directly contribute to HIV/AIDS research in Argentina and to form professional relationships optimally leading to future research related to her dissertation project.

Elizabeth Tesdell
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Public Health Nutrition)
Country of Study — Palestinian Authority
Tesdell will intern with the Al Quds University School of Public Health in Jerusalem to assess breastfeeding and complimentary feeding practices in nearby rural communities. Her research with this ongoing project will elucidate the complex factors that affect a mother’s ability to provide adequate nutrition during this critical developmental window in her child’s life. Tesdell will assist with the data collection and analysis, which will play an essential role in program planning to improve nutritional outcomes in these vulnerable communities.

Ann Vogt
Medical School (M.D. — Medicine)
Country of Study — Uganda
Vogt will study the resistance to lumbar punctures by the population in Uganda that has been noted by health professionals at the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala. Patients with presenting symptoms that would suggest meningitis are refusing this diagnostic test and impairing the ability of the health care workers to accurately diagnose and treat the condition, resulting in increased mortality. Vogt will interview patients, their families, and health care workers to assess the underlying reasons for this resistance, and with community members to educate about the medically recognized risks and benefits of lumbar punctures in a culturally sensitive manner.

Wei Wang
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Environmental Health Sciences)
Country of Study — China
Wang has previously established a collaborative relationship with the local occupational health institute and proposed a project focusing on pneumoconiosis. She will analyze data reported to the institute and review Chinese publications to determine trends of incidence of pneumoconiosis to be utilized as an indicator of occupational health status. Wang also plans to visit factories that she has identified to be at high risk to evaluate the working conditions, determine what, if any, preventive measures are in place, and advocate for occupational health hazards reduction.

Sarah Wolbert
College of Design (M. Arch. & M.S. — Architecture & Sustainable Design)
Country of Study — Denmark, Germany, Poland
Wolbert will research the consumption and waste infrastructure in Denmark, Germany, and Poland. She will analyze the infrastructure within those countries and between regions. Wolbert’s research will culminate in proposals for taking the Minneapolis waste stream toward zero waste.

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2007 Judd Fellows

Prentice Beadell
College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (M.Ag. — Horticulture)
Country of Study — New Zealand
Project — Beadell will travel to Massey University and Landcare Research to study scientific, governmental, and indigenous cultural approaches in addressing ecological and conservation issues. The blending of Maori land stewardship with applied current research efforts is providing answers to serious ecosystem problems facing New Zealand. Her goal is to gain knowledge and guidance in applying answers for Minnesota’s ecological and conservation issues.

Christy Boraas Alsleben
Medical School (M.D. — Global Health)
Country of Study — Bolivia
Project — Boraas Alsleben will intern with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and will study the
cost-effectiveness of the rotavirus vaccine and promote its widespread use in Bolivia. She will work with data analysis, assist with presenting information on diarrheal disease and rotavirus vaccination to local and national authorities. She will assist in rotavirus disease surveillance and health care in clinics in La Paz and some of Bolivia's poorest villages and hope to be a part of an integrated medical and public health effort to reduce childhood mortality from rotavirus.

Terra Carey
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Maternal and Child Health)
Country of Study — India
Project — Carey will intern at Kasturba Medical College, one of the top five medical colleges in India. The college has rural maternal health centers and a hospital that offers general obstetric and pediatric care. Carey’s internship will involve observation and data collection in collaboration with nurse midwives and medical social workers in auxiliary clinics and hospitals.

Tara DaPra
College of Liberal Arts (M.F.A. — Creative Writing, Nonfiction)
Country of Study — Ireland
Project — DaPra will research her first name Tara in reverse of the ongoing trend in America using one’s own surname to find ancestors in the homeland. She will spend three weeks in Ireland at the Hill of Tara, sea of ancient Irish Kings. She will conduct research at Irish churches, libraries, museums, and pubs. DaPra will interview and observe residents and tourists and will write three lyric essays about the connections between the place for which she is named and herself.

Heather Dean
College of Biological Sciences (M.S. — Molecular Cellular Development Biology)
Country of Study — United Kingdom
Project — Dean will complete her clinical rotation in genetic counseling at the University of Cardiff, Wales. During her clinical rotation she hopes to better develop her clinical knowledge and skills, and learn about the medical systems in the United Kingdom. Dean hopes to expand her cultural horizons, both professional and socially, in order to incorporate these experiences into her own personal counseling style and expand the growing field of international genetic counseling.

Omar Fernandes
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Community Health Education)
Country of Study — Kenya
Project — Fernandes will intern with Nonviolent Peaceforce and its partner organization, Chemchemi Ya Ukweli, in Nairobi. Fernandes will organize the Nonviolent Peaceforce International Assembly, where the organization will conduct a self evaluation. He will also coordinate a community-based youth leadership workshop based on philosophies of nonviolence.

Natalia Abigail Gadea
College of Education and Human Development (M.S.W. & M.P.P — Social Work and Public Policy)
Country of Study — Peru & Honduras
Project — Gadea will travel to Peru with faculty and students from the School of Social Work. She will take a course in advanced policy studies. She will then travel to Honduras to complete an internship with PLAN International Honduras, a non-governmental organization. She will assist with developing a participatory impact system for a nutrition program for women at risk for low birth weight babies and malnutrition. Gadea Batista hopes to acquire first hand knowledge about community organizing and economic development strategies in South and Central America.

Heather Hampton
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — Global Public Policy)
Country of Study — Switzerland
Project — Hampton will participate in the Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva. The program is designed for graduate students from around the world striving for an international career in public policy or international affairs. Hampton will complete an internship in Geneva that is focused on agricultural trade policy.

Anna Hersey
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. & M.M. — Musicology & Vocal Performance)
Country of Study — Italy
Project — Hersey will explore how music serves to rouse loyalty and unity in the Siena’s rival factions. Every summer, the citizens of Siena gather in its central piazza to witness a ninety-second horse race - “Il Palio.” Despite the Palio's importance to Sienese culture, the musical aspects if the race have received little scholarly attention. Hersey will address questions about contrada identity, which to the Sienese is intensely bound to a sense of temporal heritage, in relation to the historical Palio folk songs.

Nels Johnson
Medical School (D.P.T — Physical Therapy)
Country of Study — American Samoa
Project — Johnson will complete a physical therapy clinical rotation at the LBJ Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago, America Samoa. Johnson's goals are to investigate the ramifications culture has on clinical practice, take an active role in equalizing the health disparities that occur in world health care, and challenge his ability to communicate medical interventions in a culturally challenging environment.

Andrew Luckham
College of Liberal Arts (M.F.A. — Creative Writing, Nonfiction)
Country of Study — Mexico
Project — Luckham will travel to the town of San Nicolas in Guerrero, Mexico—the birthplace of nearly all the undocumented immigrants who lived and worked in High Valley (in Poway, CA) during the 1980s. He will get a sense of the town and the lives of its people, gauge reactions to the 1986 murder of Asaltacion Carreno, and investigate the series of violent events that resulted.

Anna Martin
College of Education and Human Development (M.S.W. — Community Organization and Advocacy, International Development)
Country of Study — India
Project — Martin will intern with the Highrange Plantation Workers Development Society (HPWDS), an NGO for microfinance and livelihood programs among displaced tea and spice plantation workers. She will help to design and implement a participatory evaluation method using the Internal Learning System (ILS), developed by Professor Helzi Noponen. Martin will assist in the procurement of additional funding and grants for HPWDS.

Johanna Maynard
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — Regional Economic & Workforce Development)
Country of Study — India
Project — Maynard will assist the Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), an NGO system for micro finance and livelihood programs among wild tasar silk producers in the Jharhand state of northern India. She will finalize drafts of Internal Learning Systems (ILS) diaries.

Leigh McIlvaine
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.U.R.P. — Community Practice / Social Policy)
Country of Study — India
Project — McIlvaine will intern with the Highrange Plantation Workers Development Society (HPWDS), an NGO for microfinance and livelihood programs among displaced tea and spice plantation workers. She will assist to design and implement a participatory evaluation method using the Internal Learning System (ILS), developed by Professor Helzi Noponen. McIlvaine will assist in the procurement of additional funding and grants for HPWDS.

Nicole Mesch
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Community Health Education, Global Health Concentration)
Country of Study — Ecuador
Project — Mesch will intern with Fundacion Cimas de Ecuador on a community participatory research project exploring the health perspectives of community members in Pedro Momcayo Country, a rural county in the highlands of Ecuador. She will complete an intense Spanish language immersion program and cultural integration prior to her internship. Mesch believes that involvement and participation in the community level of intervention is the greatest way to learn how public health really works.

Michelle Ney
College of Design (M. Arch . — Architecture)
Country of Study — Turkey
Project — As a city wrestling with issues of modernity and tradition, Istanbul represents a valuable opportunity to understand the role of the built environment in the creation of identity and urbanity in a globalizing city. Ney will participate in a study abroad program in Istanbul. After the program, she will complete a research project that will explore and reveal the varied transformations in action in Istanbul. She will create a graphic representation utilizing photo-documentation, critical drawing, and visual and textual analysis and diagrams. She hopes to use the work that emerges as a precursor to her master’s thesis.

Anne O’Connor
Medical School (M.D. — Medicine)
Country of Study — United Kingdom
Project — O’Connor will intern with the National Health Service (NHS) and will shadow various stakeholders in the system including doctors, patients, allied health professionals, medical students, and policy makers. After she returns to Minnesota, she will write a series of newspaper articles about the NHS and what Minnesotans might learn from this system when implementing health care reform in this state.

Edward Stash
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. — Art History)
Country of Study — Netherlands, Belgium, and France
Project — Stash will research a book of hours produced in 1898 by the French artist and printmaker Louis Legrand. Stash has located three copies of this book: one in Amsterdam in a private collection and one each in the national libraries in Brussels and Paris. He will examine each unique example and explore archives to learn of the genesis of this work. He will also explore the artistic and historical climate of each of the cities he visits. Very little has been written regarding Louis Legrand, so Stash hopes to produce a publishable paper using direct research of Legrand’s works and correspondences.

Drew Thompson
College of Liberal Arts (M.A./Ph.D. — History, Modern Africa)
Country of Study — Senegal
Project — Thompson will conduct archival research in Dakar. In his research he will use the visual arts to examine the dynamic cultural exchanges between Senegal and Arab and French colonial powers. Thompson will study the development of Senegal’s art institutions and art exhibitions. He seeks to determine how Senegalese artists integrated and/or rejected traditional Arab and French teachings in their works. Thompson will research the ways Senegalese artists expressed and continued to display their understanding of colonialism, poverty, and disease. Thompson will present his research at the upcoming African Studies Association meeting that will focus on the visual arts as an analytical lens onto the African colonial encounter.

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2006 Judd Fellows

Erin Altemus
College of Liberal Arts (M.F.A. — Creative Writing)
Country of Study — Canada
Project — The Boreal forest stretches across northern Ontario from the 51st parallel north towards Hudson Bay. First Nation communities of Ojibwe and Cree people dot this landscape, many of which still retain their traditional, ancestral ways of living. Altemus will canoe to these remote communities that are only accessible by water or air. Her project is to record the stories of these people and their landscape before they are lost. Altemus will write about their connection to the land and how threats to the Boreal forest will affect their way of life.

Emily Bright
College of Liberal Arts (M.F.A. — Poetry)
Country of Study — Ghana
Project — Bright will intern with the U.S. resettlement program in Accra, Ghana. The program prepares refugees from Liberia and French-speaking West Africa to resettle in the U.S. She will work with the cultural orientation staff, observing and teaching classes. Bright will work on a design for the children and youth orientation curriculum, expanding the teaching that presently includes ages 15 and up, as well as their family cultural adjustment curriculum.

Jordan Deckenbach
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs & Law School (M.P.P. & J.D. — International Law & Foreign Policy)
Country of Study — Egypt
Project — Deckenbach will attend a summer program through the Seton Hall Law School at the American University in Cairo. The program includes six credits of American Bar Association approved law courses, including Islamic jurisprudence and international criminal law. The program also includes educational excursions and cultural exchanges with locals Egyptians and students from around the world.

Matthew DuFrense
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.A. — International Development, NGO & Nonprofit Management)
Country of Study — Nicaragua
Project — DuFrense will intern with Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners. He will work with the staff in the Managua, Nicaragua. He will analyze their current programs, their office structure, and their organizational design with the aim of better understanding how these factors interact and contribute to the current challenges Wisconsin / Nicaragua Partners faces. DuFrense will also assist the office staff with their summit preparations and planning.

Katherine Esse
College of Public Health & Medical School (M.P.H. & M.D. — Public Health Practice & Global Health)
Country of Study — Tanzania
Project — Esse will complete a health needs assessment of the HIV-positive women and adolescents of Dar Es Salaam to evaluate the healthcare intervention of the Muhimbii University College of Health Sciences’ effectiveness at meeting those needs using both quantitative methods by analysis of health indicator statistics and qualitative methods through surveys of HIV-positive women and adolescents and surveys of healthcare providers.

Alina Evans
School of Veterinary Medicine & School of Public Health (D.V.M & M.P.H. — Public Health Practice)
Country of Study — Kenya
Project — Evans will investigate the presence of Rift Valley Fever among malaria-negative patients presenting for acute febrile illness to the Garissa provincial general hospital. Evans will collect information about historical risk factors and determine clinical signs. Blood samples will be taken to the CDC’s International Emerging Infections Program Laboratory in Nairobi. Bacterial cultures, virus isolation, and serology for Rift Valley Fever, West Nile, yellow fever, dengue, alpha, and influenza viruses will be done. Evans will calculate likelihood ratios for clinical signs and historical risk factors to improve targeted screening.

Rebecca Freeman
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — Economic and Community Development)
Country of Study — Kenya
Project — Freeman will undertake a 12-week internship with the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK), an indigenous non-governmental organization that works to improve the quality of life for disabled individuals throughout Kenya. She will be based at the APDK Rehabilitation Clinic in Mombasa, which is comprised of a 60-bed in-patient faculty that serves children and the Community-based Rehabilitation Program that serves children and adults. Her responsibilities will consist of designing and training staff in the use of a health management information system and enhancing the clinic’s fundraising strategy.

Melony Harris
College of Education and Human Development (M.A. — Department of Work and Human Resource Education)
Country of Study — South Africa
Project — Harris will intern at a multi-national company in South Africa. The internship will allow her an opportunity to gain a comparative view of organizational development and organization learning and gather data for her plan B research paper.

Teresa Hegge
Medical School & School of Public Health (M.D. & M.P.H. — Medicine & International and Global Health)
Country of Study — Guatemala
Project — Hegge will intern at the Birhorst Clinic, well known internationally for its development of primary care and preventive programs. The clinic offers a curriculum for medical students that provides hands-on experience in international health surgery and general medicine. In addition she will gain valuable clinical experience and explore the theoretical and practical implications of international development and intercultural issues. She hopes to explore the effects of general health and nutritional status on progress and outcomes of surgical outreach patients. Under the supervision of Dr. William Schubert, Hegge will examine and demonstrate the importance of public health measures and cultural sensitivity in international medical outreach.

Moira Hill
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. — Musicology)
Country of Study — Germany
Project — Hill will edit ten music manuscripts at the city library in Luneburg, Germany, that contain arrangements for organ of 16th- and 17th-century vocal works written in an obscure notational system. This work will culminate in modern editions of these pieces that will serve as the basis for her master’s thesis. This type of music has been widely neglected by prior research, which means that her work will contribute valuable information to the understanding of music from this time.

Christine Hoang
College of Veterinary Medicine & School of Public Health (D.V.M. & M.P.H. — Veterinary Medicine & Public Health)
Country of Study — Vietnam
Project — Hoang will working with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Vietnam. She will be working with the senior adviser on avian influenza.

Paul Kapher
College of Natural Resources (M.S. — Conservation Biology)
Country of Study — Thailand
Project — Kapher plans to develop an energetic model to quantitatively estimate the minimum daily food required by reproducing and non-reproducing tigers and use this model to predict rates. Differences in tropic requirements will be used to infer which habitats are and are not habit to support reproduction of tigers.

Georgia LaVoie
College of Human Ecology (M.A. — Social Work)
Country of Study — Vietnam and Cambodia
Project — For the first two weeks LaVoie will travel in Vietnam with a group of social work students to visit a number of social service agencies and universities. She will then travel to Cambodia to do a cross-cultural comparison. LaVoie’s specific goal is to do exploratory research on the history and causes of refugee resettlement and immigration.

Valerie LeGrand
College of Human Ecology and Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.S.W. & M.P.P. — Community Practice / Social Policy)
Country of Study — India
Project — LeGrand will work with Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), a non-governmental organization livelihood and microfinance program in the state of Jharkhand, India. She will create a field test and refine an International Learning System impact production diary, developed by Dr. Helzi Noponen for the wild silk reading and reeling livelihood programs. LeGrand will carry out analysis on the system to track wider impact issues such as collective actions to improve rural area conditions or change negative social practices such as domestic violence within local communities.

Gunda Luss
College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences (M.Ag. — Horticulture)
Country of Study — Iceland and Germany
Project — Luss will first participate in a study abroad course in Iceland and Germany, which will provide an opportunity for an international experience and to study the comparison of various organic and sustainable agriculture practices. She will then travel to Berlin on her own to study historic gardens. Studying the period gardens will provide background for her master’s thesis on landscaping homes from a historic perspective. She is especially interested in therapeutic horticulture and design; therefore, Luss will visit the Solheimar Community, a self-sufficient community for people with special needs. This will help her formulate ideas for a group home where residents would grow their own organic produce.

Laura Miller
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Community Health Education/Global Health Interdisciplinary Concentration)
Country of Study — India
Project — Through the Kastuba Medical College in Mangalore, Miller will be assisting in studies that are focusing on residents in elderly homes who are suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. Study participants undergo modern medical treatments, exercise on a treadmill, and daily yoga classes. Miller’s role will be to enroll a new set of one-on-one interviews regarding quality of life and depression scores. After these patients have participated in three to four weeks of yoga practice, she will repeat the measurements and interviews.

Amanda Murray
Medical School (M.D. — Anesthesiology)
Country of Study — India
Project — Murray will participate in a clinical anesthesiology rotation at St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India, where she will serve as an ambassador of her country and the University, collaborating with staff and students at St. John’s to create greater cooperation and exchange between the medical programs. Murray will also challenge her knowledge of medicine by learning it in the context of a culture and a patient population very different from that of her homeland. This opportunity will prove invaluable in honing skills for the further international work she hopes to do as a practicing anesthesiologist.

Matthew Pike
Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. — Small Animal)
Country of Study — China and Korea
Project — Pike will attend a study abroad course with the College of Veterinary Medicine to China and Korea. Pike will study traditional oriental medicine and the culture of these countries. This course is an opportunity to learn as much about how and why the oldest form of medicine benefits veterinary patients. As the field of veterinary medicine changes, it is becoming clear that many instances show the benefits of both Eastern and Western medicine.

Melinda Rostal
School of Veterinary Medicine & School of Public Health (D.V.M. & M.P.H.)
Country of Study — Kenya
Project — Rostal will investigate whether the Rift Valley Fever virus is circulating in the human population of the Ijara district in Kenya during the inter-epidemic periods. She will use assays such as ELISA and PCR to survey for the presence of antibodies and/or the etiological agent in non-malarial acute febrile patients at a provincial general hospital in Kenya. She will characterize these pathogens and determine risk factors for becoming infected with them. In addition to Rift Valley Fever, Rostal will characterize a number of other non-malarial febrile diseases in the same manner.

Andrew Schroeder
College of Liberal Arts (M.F.A. — Visual Arts and Printmaking)
Country of Study — Macedonia and Bulgaria
Project — Schroeder will conduct research in the Republic of Macedonia and neighboring Bulgaria, exploring matters of identity in the rapidly changing Balkans. Schroeder will retrace the steps of his stolen identity and look into the meaning of the “digital self” in a region that is Westernizing. The final work will consist of a multi-media installation made of photographs, drawings, and audio-video interviews.

Nia Sopiwnik
College of Human Ecology (M.S.W. — Social Work)
Country of Study — Vietnam and Cambodia
Project — Using a cross-cultural framework, Sopiwnik will compare the international child welfare policies of the United States, Vietnam, and Cambodia. While abroad she will visit various social service, educational, and community development sites. She will maintain a journal to organize her reflections and findings regarding the cultural, social, economic, and political policies pertaining to child welfare. When Sopiwnik returns to Minneapolis, she will do a presentation and write a term paper based on her experiences.

Laura Speltz
Medical School (M.D. — Pediatrics)
Country of Study — Ecuador
Project — Speltz will intern with a non-profit volunteer organization at a pediatric hospital in Quito. She will design and implement a quality improvement and/or educational program to facilitate the delivery of healthcare to the children of Quito.

Sonia Sudheimer
College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (M.Arch. — Architecture)
Country of Study — Azerbaijan
Project — Sudheimer will participate in a cooperative program between the University of Minnesota and Azeri University in Baku, Azerbaijan. The purpose of the program is to develop the building preservation inventory of Icheri Sheher, the historic walled city of Baku that is presently on the endangered list of the UNESCO/World Heritage Centre. The program offers a unique opportunity to learn about historic preservation on an international scale. Additionally she hopes to apply lessons learned regarding building conservation for use in her thesis next year, tentatively titled, “Sustaining Heritages; Preservation of Past and Present.”

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2005 Judd Fellows

Sinem Arcak
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. — Art History)
Country of Study — Italy
Project — Arcak will conduct research in Venice, Italy, which will include viewing and interpreting manuscripts that enrich the cultural history of the Ottoman-Venetian courtly relations in the late 16th century. She will review the letters of Nurbanu Sultan, Ottoman queen mother, to the Venetian Republic. At the same time, she will observe the material heritage and the cultural legacy of the Venetians on site.

Amy Becker
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Public Health Administration and Policy)
Country of Study — England
Project — The avian H5N1 influenza virus may be poised to unleash pandemic flu on people. Experts who are working to stop the virus before it becomes a pandemic face numerous challenges.   Becker intends to work on developing policy papers and primers on pandemic flu, creating partnerships and activities based out of discussions at the virtual global conference on July 5-7 and developing public health collaborations with several institutions and organizations.

Erin Brandt
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — Community and Economic Development)
Country of Study — Tanzania
Project — Brandt will work with two organizations while in Tanzania: Heifer Project and the Women Agriculture Development and Environmental Conservation (WADEC). She will study the socio-economic aspects of the activities of the Heifer Project to the farmers and the contribution of Heifer livestock projects in economic growth and development of the region. With WADEC, she will conduct a needs assessment study in three rural communities in order to determine how WADEC projects can best meet the needs of those communities.

Elizabeth Braun
Law School and Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (J.D./M.P.P. — International Human Rights)
Country of Study — India
Project — Braun will work at the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC) in New Delhi, India. SAHRDC is a network of individuals across the region who seeks to investigate, document, and disseminate information about human rights treaties and conventions, human rights education, refugees, media freedom, prison reforms, political imprisonment, torture, or degrading treatment.

Jasna Burza
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — International Affairs/Foreign Policy)
Country of Study — Switzerland
Project — Burza will participate in the 2005 Duke HEI Program on Global Policy and Governance and an internship program in Geneva, which includes 20 graduate students from U.S. public affairs schools. The program is designed to expose students to the global governance field and includes a four-week course. The internships are with United Nations agencies and other organizations.

Nicholas Conbere
College of Liberal Arts (M.F.A. — Art/Printmaking)
Country of Study — Peru
Project — In his artwork, Nicholas is interested in portraying locations of striking natural beauty and showing how human impact is changing the character of these places. Conbere will conduct research in three destinations in Peru chosen for dramatic landscapes and the changes happening there: Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon rainforest. He will collect images, both drawings and photographs, as well as interview local residents to give context to the imagery. Upon returning from Peru, he'll combine and develop the images to create aesthetically engaging artwork that provokes thought on how humanity is changing our most scenic locations.

Genya Dana
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.S. — Science, Technology and Environmental Policy)
Country of Study — Switzerland
Project — Dana will participate in an internship with Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy's (IATP) Geneva office, which will allow her to be involved in the international trade policy negotiation process. IATP advocates for fair trade policies that promote labor and human rights, health standards, and the environment. In addition to helping them develop policy positions and prepare for the next round of World Trade Organization talks, Dana will make beneficial contacts in the international trade policy arena.

Paul Hartzheim
College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences (M.S. — Water Resource Science)
Country of Study — Albania
Project — As part of his M.S. thesis work, Hartzheim has been involved in an NSF-funded Household Survey project, to determine the fluxes of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in urban households. The cycles of these nutrients have major environmental implications. He will implement the survey in Albania's capital city of Tirana to compare the differences in urban consumption patterns and behaviors in a developing country versus a developed one.

Raya Hegeman
College of Education and Human Development (M.A. — Comparative and International Development Education)
Country of Study — Ghana
Project — Hegeman will intern with the Girl Child Education Unit in Asamankese, Ghana. Her internship will include increasing access and participation of girls, creating awareness in the community, and working with school administration and teaching staff. She will also collect data for her M.A. research paper on problems and aspects of girl education in developing countries.

Éireann Lorsung
College of Liberal Arts (M.F.A. — Creative Writing/Poetry)
Country of Study — Italy
Project — Lorsung will study printmaking and drawing at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice. She will use the city as a source for drawings and prints, as well as for writing 15 sonnet-like syllabic poems to complement another garland completed in Minneapolis. These poems will shape and form a large part of her M.F.A. thesis.

Jonathan Melquist
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of Study — Peru
Project — Melquist will participate in research in novel methods of detecting tuberculosis, under the guidance of Dr. Bob Gilman who is from Johns Hopkins but researches at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima. He will also participate in rotations at Universidad Catolica de Cordoba.

Sara Murphy Thompson
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — International Economic Development)
Country of Study — Haiti
Project — Murphy Thompson will intern for Fonkoze micro-credit institution, assisting in opening savings accounts and lending small business loans. She will also be surveying the needs and opportunities in Caye Jacmel for a new branch of Fonkoze. She will assist Fonkoze in building economic opportunities for the rural poor of Haiti.

Cuong Pham
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of Study — Vietnam
Project — Pham will complete a site rotation to create a professional relationship with Hanoi Medical School and/or Saigon Medical School that will facilitate positive clinical learning environments for Minnesota medical students and Vietnamese medical students. A formal relationship will build a viable study abroad experience for medical students.

Joshua Rhein
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of Study — Uganda
Project — Rhein will spend nine months at the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He will be engaged in a combination of clinical training in HIV management and research into the success of highly-active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the HIV-positive Ugandan population. The study will be looking at levels of immune activation following institution of HAART.

Rolando Rosas
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of Study — Latin America/Caribbean
Project — Rosas will intern with the HIV/AIDS unit of the Pan American Health Organization. The focus of the experience will be to assist with the development of interventions for vulnerable groups at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV.

Sarah Sik
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. — Art History)
Country of Study — England
Project — Sik will conduct research to further two ongoing projects, both related to the influence of the arts of Japan upon the American Arts and Crafts Revival. The first project concerns a collection of Japanese ceramics exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876, and the second pertains to the American designer and devout Japaniste, John Scott Bradstreet.

Akiko Tanaka
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Maternal and Child Health)
Country of Study — Thailand
Project — Tanaka will be working in the Reproductive Health Department at Mae Toa Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand, which serves mostly Burmese refugees and illegal immigrants in the area. Her main responsibilities will consist of assisting with the revision and development of service protocols and training materials related to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

David Uejio
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. — Foreign Policy and International Affairs)
Country of Study — Switzerland
Project — Uejio will participate in the Global Governance Program in Geneva. Through the program, he will be interning with an organization formulating policy on global HIV/AIDS. He will also be participating in a course in global governance.

Darlisha Williams
School of Public Health (M.P.H. — Epidemiology)
Country of Study — Tanzania
Project — Williams will study the impact of water sources on the incidence of diarrheal disease in southern Tanzania as reported by local clinics. She will measure the cases of diarrheal disease in villages with pumps and compare the data to villages that did not receive pumps.

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2004 Judd Fellows

Anna Abt
School of Public Health (M.P.H. - Public Health Administration)
Country of study - Ghana
Project – Abt will complete an internship with Ghana Health Services, providing HIV/AIDS outreach education, conducting home visits, and participating in other clinical services. Her goal is to understand the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ghana and to experience a health system outside of the United States, especially a developing country.

Brian Beaubien
Institute of Technology (M.S.M.E. - Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering)
Country of study - France
Project – Beaubien will work on a project to develop a technique to study spine ligament behavior. This technique will later be used to study ligaments from adolescents with spine deformities. The results from this research will be used by the Toulouse Biomechanics Laboratory in mathematical spine models and will be published in order to help scientists and surgeons further understand juvenile spine deformities.

Luke Bergmann
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. - Geography)
Country of study - China
Project – Bergmann will continue his studies of Mandarin Chinese in preparation to conduct his master?s research next year in China. His research seeks to examine how theories of geographical uneven development developed more for the developed world might apply to uneven development under globalization in the interior of North China.

Niki Carlson
College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (M.L.A. - Landscape Architecture)
Countries of study - Czech Republic, Poland, Germany
Project – Carlson?s project includes site analysis, language study, and research of the Black Triangle region at the intersection of Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Brownfields?abandonded industrial areas?are highly polluted impediments to sustainable development. The site analysis will include collecting data about contamination, ecological features, and human circulation among the brownfields. Czech language study and human geography research will frame the interview portion of the project for next year. She anticipates redesigning a brownfield for my master?s capstone project.

Brian Duffy
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. - Music Performance)
Countries of study - Germany, Belgium
Project – Duffy will complete an internship with Nebojsa Zivkovic, a renowned marimba and percussion virtuoso. The internship will include intense private study with Mr. Zivkovic, participation in the Belgium International Marimba Festival and the Zivkovic International Marimba Course, and five public concerts with Mr. Zivkovic.

Atreyee Gupta
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. - Art History)
Country of study - United Kingdom
Project – Concentrating on art exhibitions in London, Gupta will map the journey of Indian art from categories of ethnographic objects, or decorative arts, to fine arts commanding a significant value in the art market. She is interested in documenting how a newly emerging nation state projects itself in the eve of independence and in turn how the constructs of its nationhood are perceived or received by its colonizers.

Lindsey Lesher
School of Public Health (M.P.P. - Epidemiology)
Country of study - Tanzania
Project – Lesher will complete an internship with community health workers to help achieve local health objectives, focusing on implementing effective HIV outreach programs and working with orphanages for children whose families are affected by AIDS.

Amanda Loge
College of Human Ecology (M.S.W. - Social Work)
Country of study - Peru
Project – Loge will complete an international internship at Hogar de Cristo, a non-profit agency serving street children ages 4 to 17. She will work with the staff psychologist and social worker to assist with a weekly psychosocial group, educational and social skill-building courses, and mental health services. She will also conduct assessments with the children?s families and help plan supportive interventions.

Melissa Melco
College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences (M.Ag. - Landscape Design)
Country of study - United Kingdom
Project – Melco will participate in the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew Internship program that offers practical experience in horticulture, supported by access to world-renown plant collections, herbarium, and library. Melco intends to expand her knowledge of plant taxonomy, ethnobotany, and garden management while being exposed to new design concepts.

Daniel Miller
Medical School (M.D.)
Countries of study - India, Tanzania, Nepal, Costa Rica
Project – Miller will produce a photographic documentary of medical student experiences and community health conditions during a series of international medical rotations in underserved communities. The project will involve six-week community medicine clerkships in Bangalore, India; Moshi, Tanzania; Dharan, Nepal; and San Jose, Costa Rica.

Timothy Patronski
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.S. - Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy)
Country of study - Australia
Project – Patronski will interact with and interview experts and attend a workshop on risk assessment of transgenic fish. The research activities will complement his thesis work and related research on feasibility of using genetic-based biological control methods for fish.

Clint Pecenka
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. - Economic Development)
Country of study - Bolivia
Project – Pecenka will study the involvement of stakeholder groups in the development of the ?Che Guevara Trail,? a cultural and historical tourism project. He will then compare this involvement with that of other similar projects and make recommendations for this and other future tourism projects in Bolivia.

Monica Rani
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Ecuador
Project – Rani will participate in an international health program focusing on the topic of health provider decisions in developing community health programs. The program emphasizes the integration of social, political, and economic aspects into health services and care, with a focus on pool communities or countries.

Noah Rogoff
College of Liberal Arts (M.M. - Cello Performance)
Country of study - Austria
Project – Rogoff will visit the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna to investigate Schoenberg?s place in this capital of central European culture. Schoenberg?s music has long suffered from severe misinterpretation in the hands of performers and critics alike. Detached from its cultural traditions, Schoenberg?s music has been subjected to lifeless readings that have ignored the classical and romantic heritage that his music celebrates. The cataclysmic disruptions of the two World Wars limited our ability to evaluate Schoenberg in his proper context; however, the Arnold Schoenberg Center and the city of Vienna have done much to preserve Schoenberg?s nearly exterminated world.

Theresa Rosendahl
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Ecuador
Project – Rosendahl will participate in a program with CIMAS director Dr. Jos? Suarez to provide medical students hands-on experience with international health in resource-poor countries. The curriculum explores the theoretical and practical implications of international development and intercultural issues while providing invaluable field experience in medicine and public health. In addition to cultural immersion, pre-departure assignments create a common knowledge base from which the internship builds.

Brent Ryan
School of Public Health, Medical School (M.D./M.P.H.)
Country of study - Ireland
Project – Ryan will serve as a sub-intern at St. Francis Hospice in Dublin, Ireland. While there he will complete a comprehensive case study of a patient and family and learn about palliative care and the differences between hospice care in Ireland and the U.S.

Greg Setliff
College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences (M.Sc. - Entomology)
Countries of study - United Kingdom, Germany
Project – Setliff will visit the Natural History Museum in London and the State Museum in Dresden to revise the Australasian genus Asytesta Pascoe using modern systematic techniques to determine the generic limits and reconstruct the group?s phylogeny, and to complete the first checklist and literature review of New Guinea weevils.

Robert Strand
Carlson School of Management (M.B.A. - Marketing & International Business)
Country of study - France
Project – Strand will participate in a semester exchange at the HEC School of Management Paris to study the global benefits and costs of globalization from a non-American perspective. His objective is to develop an operative model that corporations can use to make better-informed decisions when determining whether to move into international markets.

Quy Ton
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Peru
Project – Ton will join SES/PIH to help design, analyze, and publish patient data from the pioneering MDR-TB treatment program in Peru. One question he will examine is the role of adjuvant surgery among MDR-TB patients. As this is the largest population of MDR-TB patients treated utilizing DOT-Plus, this research has the potential to set guidelines for other current and future DOT-Plus programs around the world.

Jeff Vockrodt
Law School, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (J.D./M.P.P. - Labor & International Law/Labor Policy)
Country of study - Switzerland
Project – Vockrodt will intern with the International Labor Organization?s Freedom of Association branch, which focuses on protecting and promoting workers? rights to organize and choose union representation. He will spend most of his time studying government documents and practices to evaluate compliance with ILO conventions on freedom of association that the governments have signed.

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2003 Judd Fellows

Christine Ashley
School of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Country of study - Vietnam
Project - For the field experience component of her program, Ashley will assist with epidemiologic studies at the International Vaccine Institute in Vietnam. The programs are focused on lowering the disease burden of shigellosis and typhoid fever across Asia. IVI is a non-profit research institute that works in developing countries.

Jane Brumbaugh
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Ecuador
Project - As a healthcare team participant, Brumbaugh will attend hospital rounds, take patient histories in Spanish, and participate in community-oriented primary care and patient health education. Her goals for the experience are to improve her medical Spanish, to increase her cross-cultural awareness, and to understand the healthcare policies and practices of a developing country. She will live with a local family in order to immerse himself in the Ecuadorian culture.

Sara Bertelsen
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.S. - Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy)
Country of study - Australia
Project - Bertelsen will travel to Canberra to research and analyze the implementation process of the zero waste policy, which was implemented in Canberra, Australia, in 1996 and proposes to reach their goal of zero waste by 2010. Bertelsen is working with Katie Theisen on this project.

Christy Boraas
School of Public Health (M.P.H. - Epidemiology)
Country of study - Ghana
Project - Boraas will intern with a non-governmental organization called Pro-Link in Ghana and other parts of West Africa to advocate for and empower disadvantaged populations to improve their health, education, economic, and social well-being, specifically related to HIV/AIDS. She will help design an outreach program to create HIV/AIDS awareness and conduct evaluation of a current program(s) with knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral change studies in communities served by Pro-Link.

Jennifer Connelly
College of Education and Human Development (M.A. - Comparative and International Development Education)
Country of study - Palau/ Japan
Project - Connelly will complete a qualitative case study involving interviews and ethnographic observation to determine how the JOCV, a program similar to the Peace Corps, is perceived by its administrator, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Ministry of Education in the Republic of Palau.

Parissa Delavari
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Ecuador
Project - Delavari will participate in two programs organized by Child and Family Health International in Ecuador. The first will be the Quito Clinical Rotation, during which she will be spending eight weeks living with a host family, completing rotations in local hospitals and clinics, and taking medical and conversational Spanish classes. The second program is based out of Cuenca, Ecuador, where she will be working on a mobile surgical unit and rotating in clinics affiliated with the University of Cuenca.

Sam Goblirsch
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Mexico
Project – Goblirsch will work with Mexican Youth to educate them about HIV/AIDS and sexual education through the San Alfonso Mission in Juarez, Mexico. He will be working extensively with two Mexican physicians to help run the educational program and also to provide as much basic medical care to the youth of Juarez as possible.

Qiliang He
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. - History)
Country of study - China
Project – He’s research will focus on the 1930 American Tour of Mei Lanfang, one of the leading Beijing Opera actors in China, exploring the interaction of Chinese “tradition” and western modernity in an international context.

Stephanie Hauge
School of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Country of study - Cuba
Project – Hauge will complete the field experience requirement of her degree through participation in the Cuban Public Health System elective offered by Medical Education in Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC).

Brendan Jordan
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. - Public & Environmental Policy)
Country of study - Hungary
Project – Jordan will complete an internship with the Center for Environmental Studies in Budapest, Hungary, and will research Hungarian environmental regulations and policies in advance of the European Union expansion, which will carry with it new environmental guidelines.

Leslie King
School of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Country of study - Haiti
Project – King will complete an institutional evaluation of health equity at L’Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti. Equitable care is that which is delivered according to need rather than that which is delivered equally to all, recognizing that the socially disadvantaged often have greater health needs based on their life circumstances.

Lara Magee
School of Nursing (M.S.)
Country of study - Kenya
Project – Magee will participate in the Minnesota Studies in International Development Program (MSID). This internship offers both educational and clinical aspects in the arena of maternal child healthcare in developing countries. She will assist a program that provides contraception education and materials to adolescents.

Raymond Maguire
School of Public Health (M.P.H. - Epidemiology)
Country of study - Ecuador
Project – Maguire’s project is an effort to improve the health care of the impoverished inhabitants who live in a remote coastal region of northern Ecuador. He will work on a plan that includes establishing more permanent health care facilities throughout the communities and offering health care classes for the inhabitants. Maguire’s role in the project will be working with the Ecuadorian medical students to establish the dispensaries and teach the classes.

Katie Pratt
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. - Geography)
Country of study - Chile
Project – Pratt will intern with the National Committee for the Defense of Flora and Fauna (CODEFF) in the Valdivia region of Chile. The purpose of the internship is to gain knowledge of issues related to deforestation of the Valdivian temperate rainforest, to assist CODEFF with their efforts at managing environmental change in a sound and just manner, and to develop plans for meaningful research for her M.A. thesis.

Desiree Roberston
College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences (M.S. - Entomology, Taxonomy, and Systematics)
Country of study - Bolivia
Project – Robertson will survey the caddisflies of Alto Madidi National Park in Bolivia. She will also utilize the trip to visit museum collections to study their caddisfly holdings and establish professional relationships with the resident biologists.

Rebecca Stepan
School of Public Health (M.P.H. - Epidemiology and Nutrition)
Country of study - Costa Rica
Project – Stepan will participate in a course that seeks to familiarize students with qualitative and quantitative methods of evaluating the health and nutrition status of the Monteverde communities. She will provide a service to local community members and institutions by collecting and presenting accurate data on priority health issues.

DeAnn Thyse
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. - Anthropology)
Country of study - Norway
Project – In her Master’s thesis Thyse will investigate the relationship between human representation in Viking art, and identity and gender. She will attend the University of Oslo’s International Summer School and take courses in Norwegian history and art. She will supplement these courses with excursions to sites and museums to see relevant places and objects first hand.

Katie Theisen
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.S. - Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy)
Country of study - Australia
Project - Theisen will travel to Canberra to research and analyze the implementation process of the zero waste policy, which was implemented in Canberra, Australia, in 1996 and proposes to reach their goal of zero waste by 2010. Theisen is working with Sara Bertelsen on this project.

Carol White
School of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Country of study - Guinea
Project – White will assist with program valuation and dissemination for mental health services for survivors of political violence and torture from Sierra Leone and Liberia, currently living in refugee camps. The program sponsor is the Center for Victims of Torture.

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2002 Judd Fellows

Christine Albrecht
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Kenya
Project - After her required medical rotations are finished, Albrecht will observe and work with doctors in a rural Kenyan clinic and hospital.

Noah Barka
College of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)
Country of study - Russia
Project - This project is an internship assisting the Russian Farm Community Project (RFCP) with dairy development in the Dmitrov region of Russia. Following the goals of the RFCP to help privatize agriculture and revitalize rural communities, Barka will be working to develop management systems.

Andrew Barnes
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Guatemala
Project - Barnes will live and work in the rural community of San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. He will spend three to four days per week in the city’s clinic and two to three days per week helping to provide basic medical services to 23 remote villages in the area. He will also serve as an intern to the local Spanish-speaking doctor.

Elyse Chadwick
School of Public Health (M.P.H.) - Maternal and Child Health
Country of study - Croatia
Project - Chadwick will take intensive coursework in the Serbo-Crotian language during the fall 2002 term at the University of Zagreb.

Lisa Dryer
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Lithuania
Project - Dryer will spend three weeks in Vilnius, Lithuania, dividing her time between primary care in a University clinic, a small family practice center, and a midwifery center. Her goal is to develop a better understanding of culturally sensitive medicine with a focus on women’s health and HIV prevention in Lithuania.

Kimberly Ford
Humphrey Institute (M.U.R.P. - Urban and Regional Planning)
Country of study - Egypt
Project - Ford will document and analyze the Maqattam handmade paper and paper products project to provide a tangible reference to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with similar development objectives and financial viability concerns. She will observe participants and conduct interviews in focus groups with volunteers and participants. In addition, Ford will conduct research on non-profit management of economic and community development organizations in order to address the long-term economic viability of the project, identify opportunities to expand the scale of operation, and consider possible strategies to establish market niches for the paper products produced by the women.

Amy Herman
School of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Country of study - Tanzania
Project - Herman will conduct HIV intervention research at the Selian Lutheran Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. She plans to train health workers regarding the intervention as well as to design a protocol pertaining to the methods of collecting data.

Richard Hermes
College of Liberal Arts (M.F.A. - Creative Writing)
Country of study - Ireland
Project - This archival research project will support Hermes’ M.F.A. thesis, a book-length manuscript of autobiographical fiction. At four libraries in Dublin, Hermes will gather primary source material on places and events associated with his maternal family’s history. Subjects of his research will include Dublin’s Cabra West neighborhood, St. Mary’s Hospital in Phoenix Park, and the Irish Tuberculosis epidemic of the mid-1900s.

Eric Johnson
College of Education and Human Development (M.A. - Comparative and International Development Education)
Country of study - Kazakhstan
Project - Johnson’s research will evaluate the outcomes of the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) in Kazakhstan. The U.S.-government-funded program exposes Kazakhstani high school students to U.S. culture, democratic government, free press, and the rule of law. His research aims are to trace the alumni and alternates and chronicle their career and lifestyle choices, measure their relative intercultural sensitivity, and ethnographically describe the experience of FLEX alumni.

Kris Johnson
College of Natural Resources (M.S. - Conservation Biology)
Country of study - Mexico
Project - Drawing upon both ecological and social methods, Johnson will investigate the connection between land tenure and the conservation and management of forest resources. This research will enhance the understanding of the complex relationship between the human and natural systems within a national park in Mexico.

Melanie Kleiss
Law School (J.D.)
Country of study - Netherlands
Project - Kleiss will study at Tilberg University Faculty of Law in Tilberg, Netherlands. She will focus on comparative and international environmental law and policy to gain an in-depth understanding of environmental relationships within the European Union (EU), between EU members, between the EU and the United States, and within the greater global arena.

Jeannette Lager
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - England
Project - Lager will pursue a Diploma of Reproductive Health in Developing Countries at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. This will enable her to gain knowledge of international women’s health, which she plans to apply to her future career in obstetrics and gynecology.

Anthony Larson
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Ecuador
Project - Larson will spend ten months in a medical and multicultural internship in Ecuador with Dr. Jose Suarez-Torres, director of Fundacion Cirnas del Ecuador. Cimas is a private, non-profit organization committed to the study of Ecuador’s environment, economic development, and health issues. Larson will work with Ecuadorian health professionals in clinic and hospital settings and will live with local host families and study the Spanish language and local culture.

Shirley Leiphon
College of Music (D.M.A. - Vocal Performance)
Country of study - Italy
Project - Leiphon will participate in a program of intensive language study and practical musical training. This program is specifically designed to facilitate singers to become immersed in the language and culture of Italy to benefit their knowledge of the language as well as bringing onto the stage a better understanding of the cultural environment and history surrounding Italian opera. As a final project, Leiphon will perform a leading role in a fully staged opera.

Maren Olson
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Tanzania
Project - Olson will complete a medical internship at Selian Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania. She will be under the direction of a U.S. physician and will be caring for patients at the hospital and accompanying medical staff as they do medical outreach in the surrounding rural areas, helping with preventative health care and treating acute illness. She will also carry out an independent project focused on pediatrics and public health.

Jason Paltzer
School of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Country of study - Kenya
Project - Paltzer will work with the Makindu Children’s Center (MCC), a day resource facility for orphan children in Kenya, to learn more about the global issue of international health and human rights. His research will focus on the effectiveness of such centers in supporting the human rights of the orphans, keeping them off the streets and in school, and in giving them the “basic” necessities for life, survival, and a sustainable community. This research will provide a framework for existing organizations to replicate this model in other areas.

Rio Roland
Humphrey Institute (M.U.R.P. - Urban and Regional Planning)
Country of study - Poland
Project - Roland will complete an internship looking at the environmental and growth policies Poland must implement to comply with the European Union’s regulations. It involves modeling and mapping urban growth based on these policies to determine the impacts these changes will have on urban regions and their associated natural environments.

Vanessa Steele
College of Education and Human Development (M.Ed. - Youth Development Leadership)
Country of study - Brazil
Project - Steele’s project is a combination of study in African-Brazilian arts and culture and youth programming research in Salvador, Bahia - Brazil. For three weeks she will study three African-Brazilian dance and music traditions (capoeira, samba, and orixa) as part of an international cultural immersion project called Quilombo, a project of the Powderhorn Phillips Cultural Wellness Center in Minneapolis. The goal of the Quilombo project is to immerse youth and adults from the Twin Cities in African-Brazilian arts and culture and enrich their perspectives on international issues and communities.

Aimee Thostenson
College of Education and Human Development (M.A. - Comparative and International Development Education)
Country of study - China
Project - Thostenson will travel to An Shang, China, to participate in a Global Volunteers program to build a school. While there, she will conduct research for her Plan B paper in the Comparative & International Development Education master’s program. Through the use of participant observation, she will gain a depth of understanding of the program, the other volunteers, and the volunteer site. The information that she gathers will provide rich, descriptive data about the volunteer experience to inform the survey data that she collects.

Elizabeth Valitchka
School of Public Health (M.P.H. - Maternal and Child Health)
Country of study - Cuba
Project - Valitchka will complete an elective in women’s health through Medical Education in Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC). She will observe and evaluate women’s medical and public health care in Cuba through site visits and clinical observations in both urban and rural settings.

Sterling Paul Wilson
College of Liberal Arts (M.A. - Art History)
Country of study - Finland
Project - Wilson’s research will focus on the institutional, aesthetic, and political underpinnings of commissions by the Finnish Art Society and the Finnish Artists’ Association for self-portraits of Finnish artists in 1914 and 1916. His research will be based in the study of archival records and artworks at the Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki, Finland.

Ted Wissink
Medical School (M.D.)
Country of study - Guatemala
Project - Wissink’s project will involve a six-week intensive language study of medical and conversational Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala, followed by an internship working with an established health project in San Lucas Toliman. The project has a central clinic and also provides mobile health services to surrounding underserved rural communities.

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