Centennial Fellows Blog


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. 

Takataka Impacts

Paige reflects on how Takataka Plastics has changed the community in Gulu, Uganda

Words into Actions

Krizia Lopez shares how COVID has exposed deep inequity in her Queens neighborhood and how she pivoted her Fellowship to help close these gaps.

Beat COVID Together

Paige Balcom describes how Uganda has responded to COVID-19 and the impact on communities as they innovate to #BeatCOVIDTogether.

Puentes in the Time of COVID

Krizia Lopez shares how the COVID outbreak in Queens disrupted Puentes Community Translators and how they adapted to serve their community in need.

New Year: We Have 2020 Vision!

Krizia Lopez speaks about what inspired her to create Puentes Community Translators to build opportunities and services for immigrants in Queens, NYC.