The Michael B. Keegan Fellowship enhances the development of future leaders through world travel and experiential learning. The program is designed to allow a graduating senior the opportunity to pursue an idea or an issue, about which the student is impassioned, and to do so in the context of daily life in a global scenario.
David Sanchez & Emily Yount 2014-2015 Traveling Fellows
Sanchez , an Ingram Scholar and head resident adviser from Racine, Wisconsin, will graduate from the College of Arts and Science in May with a degree in political science. His interest in conflict and genocide stems from courses studied during a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, and study trips to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Germany.
Yount, a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar and founder of an International Justice Mission chapter at Vanderbilt, will graduate from Peabody College with a degree in human and organizational development, as well as a secondary degree in women’s and gender studies from the College of Arts and Sciences. Her primary degree’s focus is health and human services, which represents her interest in providing aftercare to individuals, particularly women, who have experienced trauma. Through her fellowship project, “Global Dimensions of Aftercare for Victims of Sexual Violence,” Yount seeks to understand firsthand the roots of sexual violence so that more effective solutions can be pursued, and to explore how aftercare is delivered differently based on cultural context.
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