Emily Zimmon '12


Major: Latin American Studies
Minor: Spanish and Religion
Hometown: Camanche, IA

My fellowship experience:
I gained a great an all encompassing experience in the humanitarian aid sector.  Experience is something that is necessary to keep moving forward in my career.  Not only did I learn how non-profits are run and how to start and run my own English classes, but I gained a great deal of knowledge about myself and my future.  After interning in Mexico for three months my Spanish has improved greatly, as well as my understanding of non-government organizations.  I can now say that I'm ready to take on the world of non-profits as soon as I graduate, and I can't wait!

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Emily Zimmon '12

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name
Black International Fellow in Humanitarian Aid

Bahia de Banderas, Mexico

Aims of the Fellowship
The aim of my fellowship was to learn how a non-profit works from the inside.  First, I worked learned how to market an organization and learned how to brand a website.  My second month in Mexico I started, designed and ran my own English classes with teenagers in the alternative school and adults in the community.  These classes continued throughout my time there.  In my third month I helped plan events for PEACE.

Faculty Sponsor
Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour, Spanish