Eight HHH students awarded 2017 Stassen Travel Grants

Congratulations to the following MDP and MSTEP students on being awarded a 2017 Stassen International Summer Travel Fellowship:

Master of Development Practice student Adriana Arce Martinez for summer 2017 MDP Field Experience project with the Maya Leaders Alliance in Belize.

Master of Development Practice student Hannah Bohn for summer 2017 MDP Field Experience project on the Community Needs Assessment for Sign Standardization and Sign Language Interpreter Training Project with Global Deaf Connection in Haiti.   


Master of Development Practice student Tarere Eyimina for 2017 MDP Field Experience project on “Rural Opportunity Centers, Capabilities, and Community Engagement Needs Assessment” project with Educate Tanzania in Tanzania.

Master of Development Practice student Julia Fair for 2017 MDP Field Experience project with the Maya Leaders Alliance in Belize.

Master of Science in Science Technology and Environmental Policy student Peder Garnaas-Halvorson for two summer 2017 projects: 1) the prize winning University of Minnesota Acara Challenge project to pursue a social business venture around waste-to-fuel charcoal in Uganda and 2) a project with Humphrey School Assistant Professor Gabriel Chan to research how gender is linked to climate change in multilateral climate funds and the projects they finance, with a focus on Uganda.

Master of Development Practice student Isabel Marsh Silva for summer 2017 MDP Field Experience project on “Rural Opportunity Centers, Capabilities, and Community Engagement Needs Assessment” project with Educate Tanzania in Tanzania.

Master of Development Practice student Erin Wall Ntalo for  summer 2017 MDP Field Experience project with the Maya Leaders Alliance in Belize.

Master of Development Practice student Vanessa Voller for summer 2017 MDP Field Experience project on the role of youth and participatory research in development with Amigos de las Américas in Costa Rica.

The Stassen International Grants were established by former Dean Ed Schuh to encourage students to do internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School’s global public policy concentration in the United States or abroad. Students in all HHH degree programs are encouraged to apply. In 2017, the Stassen International Grant funds have come from the Office of the Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs and/or from the Humphrey School’s Disarmament Studies endowed fund
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