The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellows

Listed by Fellowship recipient year

Leslie MassicotteLeslie Massicotte
SIT Study Abroad Rwanda 2013
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2018

Launching a project in Kigali to better educate young people about sexual and reproductive health.

Fellowship Announcement

 

Chelsea BhajanChelsea Bhajan  
SIT Study Abroad Indonesia 2014
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2018

Produced videos to document the fading language of the indigenous Nicaraguan Rama community, and provided teaching tools to draw more attention to the indigenous culture. ​

Fellowship Announcement

 

Eli LabanEli Laban  
SIT Study Abroad Nicaragua 2016
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2017

Produced videos to document the fading language of the indigenous Nicaraguan Rama community, and provided teaching tools to draw more attention to the indigenous culture. ​

Fellowship Announcement

 

Andrea SavageAndrea Savage 
SIT Study Abroad Nepal 2011
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2016

Led water-harvesting workshop for community in Bhutan to help community members design, construct, and manage their own watershed.

Fellowship Announcement

 

Abigail Outterson
SIT Study Abroad Panama 2014
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2016

Worked with NGO Few for Change to create film documentation depicting the daily struggles experienced on the Ngäbe-Buglé comarca (reservation) – serving as an intermediary between the organization, the community it serves, and potential donors.​

Fellowship Announcement

 

Divya BhatiDivya Bhatia
IHP Health and Community 2013
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2015

Worked with NGO Seva Mandir to facilitate creating a self-help-group to produce affordable sanitary napkins and increase sanitary practice awareness for girls, influencing behaviors including school attendance.

Fellowship Announcement

 

Anne weberAnne Weber
SIT Study Abroad Uganda 2013
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2015

Hosted a training workshop for Gulu University students followed by sexual health and well-being information camps, providing critical information on female health, hygiene, and sexual education.

Fellowship Announcement

 

Charlotte MunsonCharlotte Munson
SIT Study Abroad Mongolia 2010
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2014

Built a biodigester, which creates biogas, an alternative, clean energy source, to help alleviate air pollution and waste removal issues in the Ger District of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Fellowship Announcement

 

Corey TondreauCorey Tondreau
SIT Study Abroad Madagascar 2013
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2014

Established a community garden and seed bank for the Ampasy-Nahampoana commune in Mandena, Madagascar.

Fellowship Announcement

 

Sara RahimSara Rahim
SIT Study Abroad Morocco 2013
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2013

Designed and conducted family planning and sexual health education classes for English-speaking female migrants from sub-Saharan Africa living in Rabat, Morocco

Fellowship Announcement | Article: Parliament Representative Sara Rahim Delivers Keynote Address to United Nations for World Interfaith Harmony Week | Sara Rahim: Champion for Interfaith Dialogue

 

Alexandra FeldhausenAlexandra Feldhausen
SIT Study Abroad Brazil 2012
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2013

Created a graphic novel of domestic workers' oral histories in Brazil to help change the way people see domestic workers and improve understanding of the issues related to domestic labor

Fellowship Announcement

 

William ShlahWilliam Shlah
SIT Study Abroad Vietnam 2012
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2013

Implemented a Garden, Pond, Pigsty and Biodigester (VACB) system to help alleviate problems associated with environmental degradation, public health and poverty in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam

Fellowship Announcement | Blog Post: Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Turns Waste Into Energy in Vietnam

 

Sara JacobsSara Jacobs
SIT Study Abroad Nicaragua 2011
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2012

Collaborated with Servicio Jesuita para Migrantesm, a nonprofit in Chinadega, Nicaragua, to help families locate members lost during migration and document their stories

Fellowship Announcement

 

Judson PeckJudson Peck
SIT Study Abroad Nepal 2009
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2012

Built affordable greenhouses for two families in Khumbu, Nepal, which also served as prototypes for the community

Fellowship Announcement | Article: A Semester in Nepal | Blog Post: Creating One Sustainable Path to Food Security in Nepal

 

Julia Ellis-KahanaJulia Ellis-Kahana
SIT Study Abroad Netherlands 2011
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2012

Collaborated with Women on Waves, an international nonprofit, to develop a new program which expanded their services and education to Moroccan women

Fellowship Announcement | Blog Post: Fighting for Women’s Human Rights at Home and Abroad

 

Stephanie MckeeStephanie Mckee
SIT Study Abroad South Africa 2010
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2011

Led art therapy workshops in low and medium security prisons in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal Province, and organized public exhibitions of prisoners' artwork

Fellowship Announcement | Gallery: Stephanie's South African Prison Art | Video: Stephanie's Fellowship Project

 

Laura SprinkleLaura Sprinkle
SIT Study Abroad Bolivia 2009
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2011

Developed after-school literacy and storytelling programs in Cochabamba, in collaboration with the Kids’ Books Bolivia project, a multilingual publishing project founded by SIT students and staff

An Interview with Laura | Blog Post: Promoting childhood literacy in Bolivia

 

Dara CarrollDara Carroll
SIT Study Abroad Uganda 2008
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2010

Developed rehabilitation and reintegration programs for mental health patients in Uganda, and supported facility construction

Fellowship Announcement | Blog Post: Bugembe on my mind

 

Salome VanwoerdenSalome Vanwoerden
SIT Study Abroad Nepal 2009
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2010

Implemented a photography and art therapy class to help rehabilitate mental health patients in Kathmandu, Nepal

Fellowship Announcement

 

Sonya ShadravanSonya Shadravan
SIT Study Abroad Senegal 2009
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2010

Implemented a series of neighborhood-based youth empowerment programs for teenagers in Dakar, Senegal using hip-hop to advocate for social change

Blog Post: Hip-hop and social activism in Senegal | Blog Post: Youth empowerment in Senegal | Video: Sonya's Fellowship Project

 

Michelle EilersMichelle Eilers
SIT Study Abroad Chile 2009
Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2009

Facilitated a program to provide culturally appropriate maternal health care for indigenous Aymaran women in Chile

An Interview with Michelle | Video: Michelle's Fellowship Project