Introducing myself and my journal: Women on the Verge
My current passion is working with a group of Sudanese refugees known as the Lost Girls of Sudan. I am collaborating with award winning filmmaker Deborah Fryer, writer Leah Bassoff and a group of 3 Sudanese undergraduates--Inne, Nakwa, and Atilio to gather oral histories about important stories about the Lost Girls' flight from civil war in Sudan.
I also have worked as a Fulbright researcher in Tanzania on conservation and human rights issues with Maasai communities in the Serengeti region and in Kenya as a project director for Operation Crossroads Africa. I first became passionate about global equity, Africa and women as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. When I was accepted to the Peace Corps in 1987, my father stopped talking to me and refused to acknowledge that I was going to Kenya which seemed far off and scary to him because of the U.S. media's negative focus on AIDS/ poverty and unrest. It was painful, but I persevered and teaching in Miranda near Kisumu Kenya changed the course of my life. This summer is my 20 year Peace Corps reunion.
global equity, women's empowerment, collaborative research and creative work
Being so passionate that I get overcommitted; staying focused, grounded and balancing my work life with my commitment to my 2 young sons Charlie (7) and Simon (3)
My Vision for the Future:
Hope and Positive Change
My Areas of Expertise:
ethnographic research, grant writing, outreach, Africa