Wanda Carter

Major: English & Ethnic Studies

Hometown:  Los Angeles, California

My fellowship experience:  I worked as an extended service volunteer/intern under AGLI’s Healing & Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) branch in Burundi and Rwanda. My work with the NGO and emersion in the cultural customs and practices of two developing countries both gave me a broader, multi-cultural understanding of community and civic engagement and solidified my interest in healing and reconciliation work. I researched the feasibility of a children's language program, spent time at a construction workcamp and was trained in community trauma healing and reconciliation. The knowledge I've acquired and experiences I've had have by far exceeded my expectations and have also given me some insight on how HROC workshops could be adapted for American military veterans, a topic that I am now interested in pursuing more in depth.

View Wanda's Cornell Fellows Showcase presentation here.

Wanda Carter '14

Fellowship
Twining International Fellow in Humanitarian Aid

Site
African Great Lakes Initiatives
Bujumbura, Mutaho; Burundi

Aims of the Fellowship

Faculty Sponsor
Shannon Reed, English