IGL Global Fellows

Examining Social Support and Maternal Role Development in the Postpartum Period by Karen Li (A‘23)

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Examining Social Support and Maternal Role Development in the Postpartum Period by Karen Li (A‘23) Sep 10

For the past couple of months, I have been working with Laura Curren, a psychology graduate student at Boston University, on her research on maternal adjustment and postpartum depression. This research is part of the THRIVE (Transgenerational Health Research Initiative) study at BU’s Family Development and Treatment Lab, which examines how the health of different generations is affected by genes and environment.

Although Laura is working on multiple projects, the project that I have been primarily working with is her research examining maternal adjustment in low-income mothers. Low-income mothers are at a higher risk of developing mental health issues (such as postpartum depression) and negative parenting outcomes than middle- or high- income mothers and have more limited access to health and parenting resources. This study also examines more closely the social support and development of maternal role/identity aspects of maternal adjustment.

Aug 10

A Reflection on My Remote Internship Experience in Colombia by Meher Khatwani (A’22)

by tuftsigl

This summer, I am doing a remote internship with the Universidad de los Andes (UniAndes) in Bogotá, Colombia. I am currently an intern with their Office for International Affairs, and I am working on various projects to enhance the university’s internationalization and expansion efforts.

Aug 06

The Role of Women in Modern Conflicts by Avani Kabra (A’23)

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This summer, I have had the pleasure of working with four other Tufts’ students on a project called A Woman’s War with Elizabeth (Biz) Herman, an IGL alumna and a PhD candidate at the University of California Berkeley.

Jul 21

Beyond the basics: An Immersive Look at Film Production in Action by Malia Kiang (A’22)

by tuftsigl

When I landed back home in Honolulu, Hawai’i after classes were cancelled in March, I was dismayed to have lost the hands-on opportunities to create and work on my own films at the university.

Jun 23

Lobbying for Political Prisoners: Human Rights Violations of the Afwerki Regime in Eritrea by Adam Foster (A’22)

by tuftsigl

I recently started my internship with One Day Seyoum, a youth-led organization dedicated to ending human rights abuses and securing the freedom of political prisoners, such as Ciham Ali Abdu and Seyoum Tsehaye.

Jun 23

Haiti’s Northern Region: A Bastion of Unexplored Potential by Tania Smith (F’20)

by tuftsigl

“The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere” is a moniker that has followed Haiti for decades. If you Google Haiti, you will come across images of extreme poverty: streets covered in heaps of trash and the gaunt faces of people ravaged by hunger. Haiti has also been known for its adverse risk to natural disasters.

Apr 27

Empowering Local Farmers in Rwanda by Magnifique Mukundwa (E’20)

by tuftsigl

This winter break, I was fortunate to travel back to Rwanda to continue supporting my initiative, To The Waters. To The Waters tackles issues related to unsafe water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition (WASH-N), and poverty in low-income communities and schools using innovation and entrepreneurship.

Apr 14

The Digital Economy Youth Summit by Guillaume Pailhoux (A’21)

by cpinkerton

On Friday January 31st, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership. At the same time, a conference at the University of Cambridge brought together 70 students from across the globe to discuss the European Union and political issues facing our generation.

Apr 13

An Everchanging Crisis by Kristin MacDougall-Sullivan (F’2G)

by cpinkerton

My time in Lesvos came to an end in January, and my experience is difficult to put in writing.  First, I was not prepared for the changes in camp conditions from when I left in August.  Every inch of space both inside and surrounding Moria camp is used as some sort of shelter for newly arriving asylum seekers.  People often find commun

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