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The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellows

William Shlah

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2013

SIT Study Abroad Vietnam 2012

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

Julia Ellis-Kahana

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2012

SIT Study Abroad Netherlands 2011

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

Sara Jacobs

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2012

SIT Study Abroad Nicaragua 2011

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

Judson Peck

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2012

SIT Study Abroad Nepal 2009

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

Article: A Semester in Nepal

Stephanie Mckee

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2011

SIT Study Abroad South Africa 2010

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

Laura Sprinkle

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2011

SIT Study Abroad Bolivia 2009

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

Dara Carroll

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2010

SIT Study Abroad Uganda 2008

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

Sonya Shadravan

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2010

SIT Study Abroad Senegal 2009

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

Video: Sonya's Fellowship Project

Salome Vanwoerden

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2010

SIT Study Abroad Nepal 2009

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

Michelle Eilers

Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow 2009

SIT Study Abroad Chile 2009

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