Five U.S. grantees are currently working as English Teaching Assistants in government schools in Sindhupalchowk district.
B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Special Education and Speech Language Pathology. She hopes to do her Master’s in non-profit management and work for non-profit organizations.
Bhabika Joshi is a graduate student at Vanderbilt University studying Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. Her research focus is neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically autism. She graduated from the University of Texas with two degrees in English and Communication Sciences and Disorders. She will complete her Master's degree in 2020. Her hobbies include hiking, dogs, and eating Nutella out of the jar.
B.A. in applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Georgia State University.
Growing up in Jamaica, Chanelle Campbell developed an early interest in cultures and languages and gravitated towards opportunities that allowed her to uncover her curiosities. After migrating to the United States, she enrolled in Georgia State University’s Applied Linguistics Program. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in a course that required volunteering to teach community ESL. There she found her passion for working with refugees. She received a B.A. in Applied Linguistics with a TEFL Certification from Georgia State University with the highest honors. She was later nominated and awarded Most Outstanding Undergraduate for the Applied Linguistics Department.
B.S. in Communication Disorders and Environmental Studies from Truman State University. She hopes to pursue her Master’s degree in communication disorders with an emphasis on bilingualism.
Ellie Zempel is from St. Louis, Missouri, and studied Communication Disorders and Environmental Sciences at Truman State University. She currently attends graduate school in St. Louis and studies Speech-Language Pathology. She hopes to one day work with children in either a hospital or school as a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, and help kids communicate successfully in whatever language they speak!
B.S. in Chemistry from the College of Holy Cross, Ohio. He plans to pursue a degree in medicine upon his return to the U.S.
Drew Weller is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he received his degree in Chemistry in the health advising program. He was the Co-Chair of the Spring Break Immersion Program, a fall orientation leader, a chemistry lab research assistant, and a volunteer tutor for all four years. In Nepal, he looks forward to understanding a new people and place.
B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration South Asian Studies from Bates College. She plans to pursue a Master’s in Education after she returns to the U.S.
Grace Wright is from Amherst, MA and is a 2016 graduate of Bates College with a B.S. in Mathematics. She studied in Nepal for one semester with SIT. Grace has tutored high schoolers in math, instructed in Nordic skiing and youth lacrosse, worked with Peruvian English language learners, and became certified in TEFL. She has led hiking trips in the Rocky Mountains for kids and also directed an afterschool program in Williston, VT. She is very much looking forward to the opportunity to return to Nepal and teach in a meaningful capacity.