Krizia Lopez shares how COVID has exposed deep inequity in her Queens neighborhood and how she pivoted her Fellowship to help close these gaps.
The IIE Centennial Fellowship was established in 2019 to celebrate IIE’s centennial year and recognize IIE’s long relationship with the Fulbright Program.Each member of the inaugural cohort of IIE Centennial Fellows is an alumnus or alumna of the Fulbright Program.Throughout their fellowship year, all members of the inaugural cohort of IIE Centennial Fellows will be posting blogs and photographs of their projects and the people they are helping.
Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed investigated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the electronics repairers and recyclers of Bangladesh.
Paige Balcom describes how Uganda has responded to COVID-19 and the impact on communities as they innovate to #BeatCOVIDTogether.
Sabrina Verleysen reflects on how her experience with community and service-focused education helped inspire her Fellowship project.
Krizia Lopez shares how the COVID outbreak in Queens disrupted Puentes Community Translators and how they adapted to serve their community in need.
Ishtiaque Ahmed presents the result of a consumer survey about electronics usage and waste in Bangladesh
Paige shares her insights on how to design culturally sensitive development projects and how she has adapted Takataka to respond to COVID-19
Sabrina Verleysen shares an update on Project Buku Buku and why cross-cultural communication matters now more than ever.
Krizia Lopez speaks about what inspired her to create Puentes Community Translators to build opportunities and services for immigrants in Queens, NYC.
Paige Balcom reflects on her 2020 vision for Takataka Plastics and what inspired her work in Uganda.
Sabrina Verleysen reflects on how the Centennial Fellowship will impact Project Buku Buku.
Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed explains how e-waste is processed in Bangladesh's informal markets and how his project looks to support these bhangaris.