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Finding magic in the unplanned: Highlighting traditions, culture, and adventures of the Samburu people

By Erin Dowd ’21 In March of 2020, I was lucky enough to be accepted as a Summer Fellow through the Global Research Institute.

Identifying a “Source of Hope” While Studying Economic Outcomes of Climate Change and Intergenerational Health Issues

By Madeline S. Helfer ’22 In the fall semester of 2019, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Ranjan Shrestha, approached me with an opportunity. As

Applying MATSim to Study Movement Across Campus: Steps and Takeaways

By Alex Raposo ’22 As a GRI Summer Fellow, Alex Raposo worked with Frank Qiu and Luca Paravano under the instruction of Data Science

Gaining a New Lens for Colonialism through GRI’s Summer Fellows Program

By Emma Schmidt ’21 This semester I am taking a class on the politics of Africa with Professor Phil Roessler, who was also the

Field Work in South Africa? COVID-19 Had Other Plans, but IJL Continued to Make Progress

By Bilen Zerie ’23 Planning a Research Itinerary in South Africa When I first received notice that I had been selected as a GRI

Understanding the Complex Dance between Ignorance and Welcome in the Venezuelan Migration Crisis

By Jahnavi Prabhala ’22 Summer Fellows Cohort 2019 IMMAP, Bogotá, Columbia Staring out the car window, I sat in the back of the car

Finding Myself in a Foreign Place: Navigating Data, Politics, and Identity

By Matt Crittenden ’21 Summer Fellow Cohort 2019 CheckMySchool, Manila, Philippines Seventy-five days later and I can confidently navigate four connecting flights and 30+ hours

Summer Fellow: Leaving My Heart in Laos

By Abby Boyce ’21 Summer Fellow Cohort 2019 Village Focus International, Laos As I look back on the past eleven weeks, I am overwhelmed

Summer Fellows: From Turf to Surf

By Megan Hogan ’21 Summer Fellow 2019 Cohort CLASP Organization, Nairobi, Kenya It’s my second-to-last week in the office, and honestly? Everything feels a bit