Our Authors

  • Chris Andersen

    Chris AndersenChris is a senior majoring in social welfare with a Global Poverty and Practice minor. He’s in Hubli, India, on Summer Undergraduate Research and GP&P Fellowships doing an independent study project looking at the use of hand-sanitizers to fight disease in an area with almost no water.
  • Cleo Woefle-Erskine

    Cleo Woefle-ErskineCleo Woelfle-Erskine is a graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group and co-founder of the Oakland-based Greywater Guerrillas (now Greywater Action). His popular writing on new water cultures includes "Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground" and Cloud Catcher, a blog at waterunderground.wordpress.com.
    Blog: http://waterunderground.wordpress.com
  • Elisabeth Powelson

    Elisabeth PowelsonElisabeth is a Human Rights Center Fellow and a grad student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. She is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, helping to lay the groundwork for a prison-based syringe exchange and condom-distribution project.
  • Hamza Jaka

    Hamza JakaHamza is at the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment and Policy, in Washington, D.C. His internship, focusing on youth policy, is through the American Association of People with Disabilities.
  • Jae Henderson

    Jae HendersonJae, an American Studies major, is a summer intern in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, through the Victory Fund, an LGBT political advocacy group. She is interested in the relation between leaders who espouse non-violence and public policy.
  • Jennifer Wang

    Jennifer WangA graduate student in Global Health and Environment at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, Jennifer is in Nairobi, Kenya, researching the effects of climate change on people's health in the city’s "informal settlements," or slums.
  • Leah Rorvig

    Leah RorvigLeah is a Human Rights Center Fellow and a third-year medical student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. She is interviewing transgender women in San Francisco about their experiences in the healthcare system.
  • Marissa Ram

    Marissa RamMarissa is a Human Rights Center Fellow and Berkeley law student. She is interning with the New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, helping to provide legal representation to refugees subject to Australia’s controversial “mandatory detention” policy.
  • Max Schubert

    Max SchubertMax Schubert is a microbial biology and molecular environmental biology double major and a student with the Cal Energy Corps. He is spending the summer at the Emeryville-based biotech firm Amyris, working with a team that is screening yeasts for properties that have desirable properties for medicine or industry.
  • Minh Nguyen

    Minh NguyenMinh Nguyen is a political science and Global Poverty and Practice student at UC Berkeley. He is currently in Dong Hoi, Vietnam, working with an orphanage and sustainable tourism group to research the prospects of tourism and education as means to alleviate poverty.
    Blog: http://75daysinvietnam.tumblr.com/
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  • Nikki Brand

    Nikki BrandNikki, a Global Poverty and Practice fellow and a Peace and Conflict Studies major at UC Berkeley, is in Panajachel, Guatemala, working to help women artisans reach global markets.
    Blog: http://notes-from-the-nest.blogspot.com
  • Shahrzad Makaremi

    Shahrzad MakaremiSharzy is a political science and public policy student working to improve the education and earning potential of lower-caste women in Jodphur, India, through the Shambhali Trust.