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!
Emily Zimmon '12
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.
Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour, Spanish