The 2010 Class of Fellows
Danielle Boyda (Tanzania)
Danielle Boyda is a junior at Barnard College in New York City, majoring in Political Science and Human Rights, with a minor in French. Her research interests especially involve refugees, slums, international involvement in conflict and development, and ways in which aid can promote agency among marginalized populations. Last semester, she studied abroad in Uganda and Rwanda, studying post-conflict transformation in the two countries. In New York, she interns at Human Rights Watch in the Africa division, and on campus she is involved with Amnesty International. She also enjoys photography, cheering for the Red Sox, and baking.
Huey Tran (Vietnam)
Huey Tran is a junior at Stanford University studying International Relations and Middle Eastern Languages. His volunteer and leadership experiences has focused on issues of education and community development, while his research interests lie in the consequences of global trade policies and in the effectiveness of international aid. Currently, he is abroad in Oxford studying the role of non-governmental organizations in economic, political, and social policies. In his spare time, Huey is attempting to master the ukulele and the art of digital short films. He is also a documentary film buff, and hopes that a career in capturing the stories of the human spirit on film awaits him in the near future.
Jessica Kuhn (Guatemala)
Jessica Kuhn is a student in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Her academic work focuses on development and African Studies. In 2006, she studied abroad and conducted research in Senegal and the Gambia. The beauty of West Africa inspired her to continue traveling and to pursue a career in international development. Other travel experiences include Western Europe, the Caribbean, and various parts of North America. In Seattle, Jessica works at a sustainable vegan restaurant where she collaborates with local farmers to provide organic food to the community. Her passions include art, music, food, traveling, and academia. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and a recurring constituent of the University of Washington Dean’s List.
Nadia Mufti (Dominican Republic)
Nadia Mufti is a junior at Stanford University. She majoring in International Relations and has a strong interest in women’s rights and social change. She is conversationally fluent in Spanish and studied abroad in Santiago, Chile, last winter. For the past year she has been exploring design thinking, a creative problem-solving process, and its applications for social change. This interest has inspired her to delve deeper into the study of civil society, in which she has extensive experience, both academically and in practice. Last summer, she worked with a non-profit organization, The Network for Social Responsibility, in San Francisco. In her free time she enjoys traveling, meeting people, and taking photographs.
Jeni Oppenheimer (Tanzania)
Jeni Oppenheimer is a senior at The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She is double majoring in International Political Economy and English with a focus on creative writing. Her research consists of looking at different models of orphan care in Tanzania as a case study in NGO aid effectiveness. Next semester she plans to study abroad in Cape Town where she will focus on multiculturalism and Human Rights. In Tacoma she works as a coordinator and volunteers as a mentor for Kids Can Do, a mentor program paring collage students with children in the area in need of extra attention. Her hobbies include yoga, horseback riding, and writing.