MDP, MPP & MSTEP students awarded Stassen International Travel Grants

Congratulations to the following MDP, MPP and MSTEP students on being awarded a 2018 Stassen International Summer Travel Fellowship:

Master of Development Practice student Sydney Maanibe for summer field experience with Picture Impact, a human-centered design studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, analyzing current uses of agricultural contracts between smallholder farmers, and their agribusiness buyers, in Ghana.

Master of Development Practice student Elizabeth Laferriere for summer 2018 MDP Field Experience project with Komaza in Kenya

Master of Development Practice student Cameron Perra for summer 2018 MDP Field Experience project relating to an evaluation of water and sanitation technology (bio-sand filters) for the rural sector in Colombia, your work coordinated with the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST in Canada) and the FundaciĆ³n Red Proyecto Gente (FRPG in Colombia).

Master of Development Practice student Tyler Vogel for summer 2018 MDP Field Experience project with the Maya Leaders Alliance in Belize.

Master of Science in Science Technology and Environmental Policy student Lindsey Forsberg for summer 2018 travel to the Climate Adaptation Futures Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.  

Master of Development Practice student Nadya Bucklin for summer field experience with Picture Impact, a human-centered design studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, analyzing current uses of agricultural contracts between smallholder farmers, and their agribusiness buyers, in Ghana.

Master of Development Practice student Samantha Cruise for summer 2018 MDP Field Experience project relating to an evaluation of water and sanitation technology (bio-sand filters) for the rural sector in Colombia, your work coordinated with the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST in Canada) and the FundaciĆ³n Red Proyecto Gente (FRPG in Colombia).

Master of Public Policy student Izaak Mendoza for summer 2018 internship with the United States Department of State, Bureau of Information Programs.

Master of Public Policy student Julia Wilber for summer 2018 internship with Refugees International.  


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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