Fellows Directory

Laura Budd 2011-2012 Fellow with Mpala Research Centre & Wildlife Foundation, Kenya Middlebury College Class of 2011

Alumni Update:

Laura is currently a 2nd year veterinary student at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, located in Davis, CA. Last summer, she was able to return to Mpala to conduct research on camel milk quality and production. It was wonderful to return and catch up with many friends from her year in Mpala.

Fellow Bio:

Laura (Middlebury ‘11) is a Biology major from Hinesburg, VT. While at Middlebury she was involved in theatre as a stage manager and set builder. She was also active in the Mountain Club, Quidditch Club, and is an international Quidditch champion. Laura spent six months in South Africa’s Kruger National Park studying abroad with the Organization for Tropical Studies. She is passionate about wildlife and conservation biology. Laura is excited to play soccer, learn Swahili, and once again be surrounded by some of her favorite wildlife while she is in Kenya this year.

India Bulkeley 2015-2016 Fellow with The BOMA Project, Kenya University of Southern California Class of 2015

India graduated from the University of Southern California with a major in Cognitive Science and minors in International Relations and Consumer Behavior. A New York City native, India got involved in her local Los Angeles community as a mentor and Director of Involvement for Women and Youth Supporting Each Other and as a high school teacher for USC’s Teaching Ethics Program. At USC, she worked as a Research Assistant in the School of International Relations as well as the USC Shoah Foundation. India’s interest in post-conflict reconstruction led her to spend a semester at the University of Cape Town where she studied Politics and Psychology. While she wasn’t in class or exploring Cape Town’s natural wonders, India interned with Enablis, an entrepreneurship NGO. Following her time in South Africa, India worked in Eastern Rwanda, where she facilitated the creation of a grain-storage business with a team of local entrepreneurs. She has further pursued her interests in social enterprise, gender equality, and sustainable development as a Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab scholar and as a StartingBloc Fellow. This year India is looking forward to spending time with BOMA’s entrepreneurs, living on the equator, and learning Swahili!

Hannah Burnett 2010-2011 Fellow with mothers2mothers, South Africa Middlebury College Class of 2010

Alumni Update:

After her PiAf fellowship Hannah worked with Tiyatien Health (now Last Mile Health) as a Global Health Corps fellow in development and communications. She is currently living in Boston and working in Admissions at Northeastern University, where she is also pursuing an MBA with a focus in social entrepreneurship.

Fellow Bio:

Hannah, Middlebury College Class of 2010, is an Independent Scholar in Global Health and Medical Anthropology from North Granby, CT. At Middlebury, she was co-president of GlobeMed, a group that partnered with Africa 2000 Network in Uganda and ran the Global Health Action Network. She also played JV field hockey, volunteered at the John Graham Shelter, and was a Senior Fellow and the Tour Guide Coordinator at the Admissions Office. Through Middlebury, she volunteered with Partners in Health and studied abroad at University College London. While in Cape Town next year, she looks forward to learning more about mothers2mothers, seeing the Big Five and the Penguins, and watching lots of the World Cup!

Jennifer Byrne 2012-2013 Fellow with UN World Food Programme, Benin Scripps College Class of 2012

Fellow Bio:

Jen is a double major in French and International Relations from San Luis Obispo, CA. While at Scripps she played an active role in her campus’ Peace and Justice Coalition and FACE AIDS chapter, and helped organize and coordinate an on campus food rescue program. She studied abroad in Paris and has spent her summers working at The Carter Center and in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the State Department. Jen is really excited about the opportunity to live in a francophone West African country and can’t wait to explore the region and meet new people.

Wenli Cai 2009-2010 Fellow with mothers2mothers, South Africa Princeton University Class of 2009

Fellow Bio:

Wenli is a psychology major from Memphis, TN (no, she doesn’t like country music and, alas, they never taught her to read minds). At Princeton, she was a member of Terrace Club, did nothing athletic whatsoever, and earned certificates in both neuroscience and creative writing. She also studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia, for a semester and got to feed a kangaroo. While in Cape Town, Wenli hopes to learn to drive a stick shift on the wrong side of the road, and maybe, just maybe, pet a (small, baby, tamed) lion.

Tim Callahan 2008-2009 Fellow with International Rescue Committee, Tanzania Princeton University Class of 2007

Alumni Update:

After his fellowship, Tim first spent time working for an agricultural start-up company in Kenya, and subsequently worked at a Princeton-based investment bank. He is now in business school at UVA/Darden and looking forward to a summer internship with Cargill.

Fellow Bio:

Tim Callahan graduated from Princeton in 2007 with a degree in sociology. At Princeton, Tim sang for the all-male a cappella group The Princeton Tigertones and played for the varsity squash team. In the year following graduation, Tim worked at The Salisbury School, an all-boys boarding school in western Connecticut, as a math teacher and tutor. Tim is very excited to work in western Tanzania for the International Rescue Committee this coming year.

Stuart Campo 2008-2009 Fellow with Straight Talk Foundation, Uganda Princeton University Class of 2008

Alumni Update:

After completing his fellowship, Stuart stayed on with STF for another year before joining UNICEF in late 2010. Stuart has worked with UNICEF since then, living and working in Madagascar, South Sudan, and now Nairobi, Kenya. Stuart works as a member of the global Innovation Unit, supporting country-level design and rollout of innovative programs and products to support the work of UNICEF and partners.

Fellow Bio:

Stuart Campo ’08 is a politics major from Barre, VT. At Princeton, Stuart volunteered with Princeton Young Achievers and was a member of the Ski & Snowboard team. Stuart spent the summer before his senior year interning in Kampala, Uganda, at Straight Talk Foundation, where he will complete his year as a PiAf Fellow. Stuart is particularly excited about learning more about post-conflict redevelopment through his work in Northern Uganda. While in Uganda, Stuart hopes to travel throughout the continent—exploring the diverse range of cultures and taking on the man adventures available.

Sangeeta Campos Puri 2001-2002 Fellow with International Rescue Committee, Tanzania Princeton University Class of 2001

Alumni Update:

After her PiAf fellowship, Sangeeta went to law school. Then she went to work in Central America as a Legal Investigator at the UN’s Commission Against Impunity. While in Guatemala, she fell in love and got married. Her husband is an Engineer in the Oil & Gas industry so his career brought them to Texas. She now works for a British Oilfield Services company as their Legal Advisor and Recruitment Manager. Her company operates globally and her experience in East Africa has recently come in handy, since she has been working on incorporating them locally and hiring local talent in various parts of Africa. Her fellowship year was well over a decade ago, but she remembers it fondly and will hopefully make a trip to East Africa in the near future, as her best friend from Tanzania recently got engaged.

David Cape 2007-2008 Fellow with Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, Lesotho Princeton University Class of 2007

Fellow Bio:

David Cape ‘07 is a history major from Vancouver, Canada. He will be working at the Baylor/BMS clinic in Maseru, Lesotho. His position, which the organization defines very flexibly, will include HIV/AIDS education and outreach in and around the capital. At Princeton, David rowed for lightweight crew, took pre-med. courses, and studied ancient Greek. He is applying to medical school to begin (he hopes) in 2008.

Kendall Carpenter 2015-2016 Fellow with Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, Botswana Bowdoin College Class of 2015

Kendall is from Greenwich, CT and majored in Neuroscience with a minor in English. While at Bowdoin, Kendall led numerous student organizations that worked on public health issues on campus, including sexual assault prevention and fostering a healthy drinking culture. Her passion for working with youth populations was strengthened as a mentor for Females Fostering Leadership in Youth (FFLY). Kendall spent a semester abroad in Cape Town, South Africa where she got involved in SHAWCO KenSTEP mentoring program in Kensington Township. Additionally, Kendall has a love for adventure. She enjoys skiing, hiking, rafting, and really anything that gets your heart rate up. Upon returning from Botswana, Kendall hopes to attend medical school and obtain an MD/MPH duel degree. She is eager to get to Gaborone, make new friends, explore Southern Africa, and learn more about the power of peer support for HIV+ adolescents.