Our Students in the News
Recent Op-ed Articles by Global Poverty & Practice Students
“Will student loan debt be worth it?”
— By Amber Gonzales-Vargas, San Francisco Chronicle
“Millennials must seek water rights at home and abroad”
— By Estrella Sainburg, The Daily Californian
“#GlobalPOV: Can Experts Solve Poverty?”
— By Alex Berryhill, Fair Observer
“Here versus there: Reflections from a ‘voluntourist’”
— By Brenna Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle
“End solitary confinement”
— By Bernadette Rabuy, The Daily Californian
“Preventing dependency in the 2013 Farm Bill”
— By Antonina Entler, The Berkeley Blog Bill
“Why oppose building new homes for the homeless?”
— By Jason Budge, Berkeleyside
Recent Profiles of Global Poverty & Practice Students
“Hand-To-Hand: Human Rights Accompanier Kaya Allan Sugerman”
— By Sean Burns, Blum Center News
“A Pattern Searcher from Cal: Rebecca Hui Connects Art, Cows, and Urban Development”
— By Sybil Lewis, Blum Center News
“Gardner Fellow Kati Hinman Fights for Community Empowerment”
— By Andrea Guzman and Rachel Voss, Blum Center News
“Global Poverty & Practice Alumna Nikki Brand Returns to Community Development in Latin America”
— By Andrea Guzman, Blum Center News
“Blum Center Student Rebecca Peters Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship”
— By Mia Shaw, The Daily Californian
“Emma Shaw Crane, GPP Minor Student, Is Top Graduating Senior”
— By Yasmin Anwa, UC Berkeley News
Past GPP Practice Experiences
Several students in the GPP Minor have documented their Practice Experiences by keeping blogs. Follow the links below to visit their blogs and learn more about their experiences and insights.
worked with Global Family, an anti-trafficking NGO in Kathmandu, Nepal.
worked with Fundacion Cantaro Azul in Chiapas, Mexico to improve access to clean drinking water in rural communities.
Stephany Martinez Tiffer
worked on issues of sexual and reproductive rights in Nicaragua.
worked in Bolivia with Proyecto Horizonte focusing on youth education and access to healthcare.
completed her practice with Uganda Development Health Associates, supporting programs for individuals with HIV/AIDS.
worked in New Orleans, LA with Young Aspirations/Young Artists.
worked in Senegal, Africa with Urban Farmers GIE, assisting with fundraising as well as researching urban agricultural practices.
worked in Mumbai, India with the Bombay Leprosy Project to provide specialized care to those diagnosed with the disease.
worked in the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India with the Bhoruka Charitable Trust’s Health of Urban Poor program.
worked to evaluate the impact of the Uganda Village Project’s programs last summer in Iganga, Uganda.
worked with Gawad Kalinga in the Philippines last summer on issues of women empowerment.
completed her practice experience with TECHO assisting with community development programs in Santiago, Chile.
worked with the Women’s Economic Agenda Project as a social justice intern in Oakland.
worked with the Project Vietnam Foundation last summer to conduct an assessment on health care service delivery.
worked with the Uganda Village project on health care initiatives and preventative public health education.
worked on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs as well as volunteered with an orphanage in Cambodia last summer.
worked with nutrition programs in Tacloban City, Philippines last summer for her practice experience.
completed his practice in Cambodia last summer, working on an HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention program.
conducted surveys of families in Cameroon on environmental challenges and how they responded to these challenges.
interned with Virtus (Виртус), a non-profit organization in the Ukraine to prevent the spread of HIV and aids.
Completed her practice in Trichy, India volunteering for Nest, a nonprofit microbartering and fair trade organization.
Completed her practice in Bolivia working with the Foundation for Sustainable Development.
Completed her practice with Nest, a nonprofit microbartering and fair trade organization in Nairobi, Kenya.
Completed her practice with Blue-Med Africa in Ghana. She shadowed doctors, and assisted with patient intake and outtake.
Completed her Practice in Trichy, India working with Nest, a nonprofit microbartering and fair trade organization.
Completed her Practice in Panajachel, Guatemala where she worked with Nest, a nonprofit microbartering and fair trade organization.
Shahrzad completed her Practice with Sambhali Trust in Jodhpur, India to support the education and empowerment of lower-caste women.
Completed her Practice in Togo, Western Africa where she worked with Nest, a nonprofit microbartering and fair trade organization.
Completed her Practice in Quito, Ecuador where she worked in a reproductive health clinic and assisted with sexual and reproductive health education.
Completed her Practice in Tanzania where she conducted surveys of child health and tested levels of iodine in homes and local salt wells.
Completed her Practice in Cape Coast, Ghana where she worked with the Rural Women Development and Health Initiative.
The views expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the views of the Global Poverty Practice Minor or the Blum Center for Developing Economies.