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Spring 2011 CCDE Fellows

Chanel Adikuono

Cal Class of 2011

Chanel Adikuono was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and moved to the United States in 1998. She is a 4th year social welfare, and public policy minor. Solving real world problems has been a long- time passion of hers, which has sparked her interest to do research on international women’s rights or education policy during her 2011 spring semester with the Washington D.C Program. She enjoys the creative arts and one of her main goals is to foster a more creative lifestyle as well as incorporating arts and culture into her research. She will be interning at The Smithsonian Associates as the National Education Outreach Intern to continue the Smithsonian Associates’ tradition of providing the public with cultural and historical enrichment for the community through their various educational programs.  Read her story.

Kristin Brey

Cal Class of 2011

Kristin Brey is a graduating senior at UC Berkeley, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Comparative Women’s Health and Development and with a minor in Public Policy. After finishing her senior thesis on the effect that microfinance can have on maternal mortality, she will be spending her spring semester 2011 in Washington, D.C., interning for the international NGO, Women for Women International, in the Corporate Partnerships division. Her research will focus on the impact that corporate social responsibility has had on the international movement for women’s empowerment. After her semester in D.C. and her graduation in May 2011, Kristin plans to continue to work for international NGOs working toward improving women’s lives, and she eventually hopes to gain a master’s degree in either non-profit management or public affairs.  Read her story.

Hae Jin Kang

Cal Class of 2011

Hae Jin Kang is a graduating senior at UC Berkeley, double majoring in English Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies (areas of concentration: global health, international development, international law and human rights), and with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. Having completed her honors thesis on the impact of water policies on global health challenges in development, Hae Jin will be working with a non-profit organization this summer on clean water and community health initiatives in rural Uganda. Starting in the spring, she will be in Washington D.C., interning for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and focusing on the rights of Haitian refugees and humanitarian challenges within Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Hae Jin wants to continue engaging in efforts that improve global health challenges in development, and eventually plans on pursuing graduate and law school.  Read her story.