About PiAf Fellows

The 2016-17 Fellows by the Numbers:

  • 49 Fellows
  • From 30 colleges and universities: American University (4), Arizona State University, Bowdoin College (3), Brown University (3), Carleton College, Claremont McKenna College, Clark University, Colorado College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Dickinson College, Georgetown University (2), Harvard University (2), Howard University, Mount Holyoke College, Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University Princeton University (4), Stanford University, Swarthmore College (2), The George Washington University (3),  Tufts University (2), University of California, Berkeley (3), University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2), Ursinus College, Vanderbilt University, Yale University
  • Graduation years: 2009 (2), 2010, 2012, 2013 (3), 2014 (6), 2015 (13), 2016 (23)
  • 31 different majors
  • Hail from 9 different countries and 16 states
  • Speak 14 languages
  • Going to 15 countries with 31 host organizations

Princeton in Africa Fellows

  • Serve in yearlong fellowships in a variety of fields, including: advocacy, research, and civil society; agricultural development; business & economic development; community-level development; conflict resolution & peacebuilding; education & youth capacity building; environment & conservation; income generation; international humanitarian aid & development; and public & community health. In addition, many organizations have been recognized as social entrepreneurs.
  • Act as everyday ambassadors in a time when building bridges between cultures is critical
  • Inform, inspire, and engage a wide network of friends, family, and interested individuals about Africa today

Click here to see a list of our current Fellows.

Fellows Making an Impact

Recent accomplishments of Princeton in Africa Fellows include:

  • Helped with the emergency response effort in Malawi after the worst floods in that country’s history occurred
  • Monitored and expanded rainwater harvesting systems that serve orphans and the elderly in rural Kenya
  • Helped conduct a baseline evaluation for a project aimed at providing vulnerable women in Malawi with livestock as a resilience tool and a means of income diversification
  • Taught English, math, science, and history/geography to secondary school students in Botswana
  • Helped launch a maternal and child health program in four communities in rural Togo