MDP Alumni

Class of 2015
                                       Scott Couch
Scott Couch

Undergrad:Practicum Parner: World Vision | RomaniaFinal report: Child Protection in the Wider Black Sea Region: Implementation of a Child Protection Index  Current Employer: Assurance Health & Wellness
                                       Benjamin Dierksmeier (RPVC)
Benjamin Dierksmeier

(RPVC)Undergrad: Emergency Administration (BS) | University of North TexasPracticum Partner: World Fish (CGIAR) | Location: ZambiaFinal report: Report on Social and Gender Analysis Key Findings: Barotse Hub, Western Province, ZambiaCurrent Employer: Field Operations Manager, Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) (Uganda)  Ben earned his bachelor degrees from the University of North Texas in Sociology and Emergency... More...
                                       Lia Gilbert photo
Lia Gilbert

Rosalia (Lia) was born and raised in Lima, Perú. She received her undergraduate degree from California State University at San Marcos where she majored in Liberal Studies. Her interest and involvement with charitable programs began at the age of nine. Lia is inquisitive, courageous and a positive team player. She is looking to become an aid contributor at a larger scale where long-term, well-thought out and sustainable change can be implemented to create a more... More...
                                       Brittany John
Brittany John

Undergrad: International Studies & Entrepreneurship | University of ArizonaPracticum Partner: Africa Rice (CGIAR) + Monterey Inst. for Int'l Studies | Location: BeninFinal report: Evaluating the Impact of Entrepreneurial Education on Poverty + Well-Being Among 18-30 Year Olds in BeninCurrent Employer: Health, Hunger & Education Program Manager, GreaterGood.org (Tucson)  
                                       Natalie Lucas
Natalie Lucas

Undergrad: Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (BA) & Environmental Sciences (BS) | University of ArizonaPracticum Partner: Center for International Forestry Researc (CIFOR) | Location: Indonesia Final report: REDD+ and Fuelwood Use: Policy Implications of Informal Market Energy DemandsCurrent Employer: Care About Climate + University of New Hampshire Fellow in Bozeman, Montana working with One Montana Current Location until September 11th, 2015 is... More...
                                       Kara Luebbering
Kara Luebbering

Undergrad: Spanish & Social Entrepreneurship | Creighton UniversityPracticum Partner: JustHope inc. | Location: NicaraguaFinal report: Undoing Internalized Oppression: Addressing gender and development disparities through formal education systemsCurrent Employer: Country Director, Just Hope Inc. (Nicaragua)
                                       Ian Philabaum
Ian Philabaum

Undergrad: Latin American Studies | University of ArizonaPracticum Partner: Several Migrant Shelters in MexicoFinal report: Organized Insecurity and Migrant Experiences: Structural Violence, and the Construction of Spaces of Manipulation of Central American Migrants in Southern MexicoCurrent Employeer: CARA Family Detention Center Pro Bono Project (Dilley, Texas) 
                                       LeighAnne Schmidt
LeighAnne Schmidt

Undergrad: International Studies |University of ArizonaPracticum Partner: Migrant Shelters | Location: Mexico Final report: "I risk everything because I have already lost everything" Las Mujeres Luchandoras: Central American females speak out on the migrant trail in Oaxaca, MexicoCurrent Employer: Health and Human Services | Washington DC
                                       Phouthamaly Sengphaathith
Phouthamaly Sengphaathith

Undergrad: Environmental Science | Vientiane, LaosPracticum Partner: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) | Location: LaosFinal report: Hydrological impacts of land use/land cover change and options for Best Management Practices. Case studies: two Micro-catchments in Thailand and VietnamCurrent Employer: Environment Office of Electricity (Laos)
                                       
Chantel Welch

(RPCV)Undergrad: History | Pacific Lutheran UniversityPracticum Partner: Winrock International | Location: MyanmarFinal report: Permaculture Design Systems for Refugee Camps: Building resilience and community in areas of resource scarcity 
                                       Lynnae Wenker
Lynnae Wenker

Undergrad: Liberal Studies & Sociology | Northern Arizona UniversityPracticum Partner: Good Neighbors | Location: Dominican RepublicFinal report: Report on NGO Community Development Projects in Rural and Urban Dominican Republic; Health, Sanitation, and Poverty Alleviation Programs of the CaribbeanCurrent Employer: Executive Director, Health and Wellness Foundation with Catholic Health Initiatives (Minnesota) 
Class of 2014
                                       Benten Anders
Benten Anders

Undergrad: Practicum Partner: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) | UgandaFinal report: Climate Change and Smallholder Farmers in Rural Uganda Current Employer: Technical Consultant at Rehabilitee Organization of Afghan War Victims
                                       Elizabeth Cuellar
Elizabeth Cuellar

Undergrad: University of ArizonaPracticum Partner: Tango International (Bangkok, Thailand)Final report: Current Employer: Research Consultant,Tango International (Tucson)
                                       Deguene Pouye
Deguene Pouye

Undergrad: Practicum Partner: Senegal Final report:Current Employer:
                                       Lauren Simonis
Lauren Simonis

Undergrad: University of ArizonaPracticum Partner: University Research Co., LLC | CambodiaFinal report: Health Equity Funds: An Innovation in Health Care Financing in CambodiaCurrent Employer: Director of Operations, Flame Tree Initiative   How MDP helped shape what I'm doing now: The Arizona MDP helped take my amorphous desire to be involved in international development and focused it in a way few other options could have. I gained a depth of... More...
                                       Roli Teko-Folly
Roli Teko-Folly

Undergrad: Practicum Partner: Universidade Estadual de Maranhao | BrazilFinal report: Rich waters, poor fishermen: The enigma of the fishery of RaposaCurrent Employer: Communications Officer, UNHCR (Togo)

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