The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellows

Hadi El Rabbat

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2019

SIT IHP Health and Communities 2012
SIT Study Abroad Nepal 2013

Launching a project to build a research and education center with an identity-endangered tribe in northeast India.

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Shaylah Nichols

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2019

Uganda: Global Development Studies 2017

Establishing an empowerment program for girls and young women in a marginalized community in Kampala.

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Leslie Massicotte

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2018

SIT Study Abroad Rwanda 2013

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

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Vanessa Voller

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2018

SIT Study Abroad Bolivia 2015

Developing a sexual health and reproductive rights training for rural Bolivian youth, aimed at confronting Bolivia’s high rates of gender-based violence and teen pregnancy.Developing a sexual health and reproductive rights training for rural Bolivian youth, aimed at confronting Bolivia’s high rates of gender-based violence and teen pregnancy.

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Chelsea Bhajan

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2017

SIT Study Abroad Indonesia 2014

Working with Project Child Indonesia to create a disability awareness program in schools aimed at removing the stigma around people with disabilities. ​

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Eli Laban

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2017

SIT Study Abroad Nicaragua 2016

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. ​

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Abigail Outterson

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2016

SIT Study Abroad Panama 2014

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.​

Andrea Savage

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2016

SIT Study Abroad Nepal 2011

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

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Anne Weber

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2015

SIT Study Abroad Uganda 2013

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.

Divya Bhatia

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2015

IHP Health and Community 2013

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.