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Burnam Fellows

2017 Summer Fellows:

Juleen Graham ‘18         

Working towards a more diverse technology industry by making Computer Science an option for low income students, Kingston, Jamaica.  An independent project to teach introductory coding and Computer Science to youth from low income communities, who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

Lisset Magdaleno ’19    

Kids and Families Caring for Communities Internship, Santa Ana, CA. Woring as a Kids and Families Caring for Communities Intern, I will specifically be working in their Emotional Wellness and Mental Health programs. These programs offer support for people going through difficult situations and tries to find solutions to problems.

Kevin Pham ’18

Refugee Education Chios: Providing Schooling to Refugee Children, Chios, Greece.  Volunteering at a small Swiss NGO named “Be Aware and Share” (BAAS) as an English tutor focusing on practical vocabulary and role-playing in the classroom. Additionally, leading a vegan cooking course at the BAAS affiliated youth center for the older kids to incorporate principles of sustainability and nutritious eating habits to encourage a healthy lifestyle.     

Isabel Schneck ’19          

NYC Immigration Advocacy Internship, New York City. Working within the Immigrant Students’ Rights Project at Advocates for Children, supporting immigrant families whose children are English Language Learners in NYC public schools.

Spencer Garcia ’18                         

Queer & Trans of Color Youth Organizing and Empowerment at FIERCE, New York City. The focus  of my efforts will be on street outreach, base-building, workshop facilitation, community organizing, and advocacy for queer and trans youth of color.

Sofia Gutierrez ’18                         

Exploring Community impact through Theatrical Methods, Bolivia.  Working with Teatro Grito and Mujeres Creando Comunidad to develop educational programs for children from low income families that work to help their household.  

Vasundhara Mathur ’18                               

Art, Politics, and Borders, Los Angeles, CA.  This project is focused on art produced by migrant communities or related to aspects of Border crossing and community building in the midst of precarity. It revolves around how art and conversational learning can allow members of a community to generate their own narrative and re-define/complicate/refute the preconceptions about their own identity.

Alan Vision ’20 

Trans-Narrative Perspectives in Color, NYC.  Working with FIERCE, a NYC organization that works with queer youth of color, this project is a series of documentary portraits intended to center the experiences  of transgender youth of color through the documentation of their stories and exploration of the ways in which they have come to understand gender- both in society and in their personal lives.

Total List of Burnam Fellows