MAIS student Hilina Mulugeta, currently completing her research at the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was joined by MAIS Professor Ziegler this summer. Hilina’s research focuses on obstetric fistula as a cause of structural violence in Ethiopia.
Our MAIS Alumni Spotlight this week highlights December graduate Joanna LaFrancesca. Joanna currently works for Hult International Business School as a Visa Coordinator, where she advises hundreds of international students on how to secure their graduate school student visa. She greatly enjoys interacting with students from over 100 different countries, and continues to support them on campus when they arrive in San Francisco. As a cultural exchange enthusiast, Joanna is excited to be working in international education while continuing to explore her other passions, such as sustainable development.
Recently, MAIS alumna Brianna Russell was highlighted in Huffington Post’s blog! Brianna has managed to combine her love of the game and her passion for gender equality by creating Girls Leading Girls, a volunteer-run organization that empowers girls to become leaders in their communities, in their own lives and on the soccer field. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ari-nessel/a-hand-up-not-a-hand-out_b_5668887.html
This week, MAIS highlights alumnus Jerry Davis, a Program Associate for the United Nations Development Program in Egypt. Jerry’s main responsibility is to support the Democratic Governance program. “Projects that I support are primarily focused on: enhancing electoral administration, establishing one-stop-shop legal aid offices, building capacity of an African peacekeeping Center in Cairo, and promoting anti-corruption in the public sector,” he says.
“The MAIS program most certainly prepared me to begin my career in virtually any field that is associated to the theme of social justice, particularly in an international setting,” Jerry says. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Jerry!
El Tecolote recently interviewed MAIS student Yezel Rosales, who represented Accion Latina in the interview. Yezel’s position at Accion Latina, which promotes social justice and cultural pride, incorporates public relations, social media, and graphic design. Thank you for sharing your experience, Yezel!