IGL Global Fellows

Wastewater and our Future by Alyssa Pak (A23)

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Wastewater and our Future by Alyssa Pak (A23) Jul 09

Instead of commuting to the U.S. Department of Energy’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. every morning, I wake up at 8:30am and log onto my laptop by 9am. Given that Covid-19 is still among us, this is the new normal. Having been a virtual student for more than a year now, it feels perfectly natural working from home every morning, attending Zoom meetings, and gathering information from the Internet. A major in Economics and International Relations, I have always been interested in renewable energy and believe that its importance is only growing, as climate change becomes an increasingly urgent crisis. This summer, I am working under the DOE’s SWIFt initiative, which is short for Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future and deals specifically with wastewater treatment plants. Like its name might indicate, these treatment plants essentially treat wastewater and turn it into an effluent that can either get disposed of or reused in some way.

Jun 29

How Women Resist Within Independence Movements by Avani Kabra (A23)

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For the past year, I have been working on an independent research project that compares women’s resistance movements in Algeria during the Algerian Revolution and Palestine during the First Intifada. This project was inspired by a research paper that I wrote in Fall 2019 for my Colonizing Palestine class on this topic.

Jan 10

A Review of Political Science Research Design: University of California, Berkeley Joint Project on the Categorization of Trauma-based Findings by Jay-Miguel Fonticella (A22)

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My previous courses in psychology and community health at Tufts University cultivated my interest in the social sciences research process. While ongoing research continues to develop our understanding of social phenomena, I have found myself questioning the consistency across published experiments.

Sep 10

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

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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.

Aug 10

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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“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.

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