Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Togo, Vanuatu
By JoAnna Haugen on Friday, June 4th, 2010
Danielle Nierenberg (96-98) is currently traveling through Africa studying innovations that are helping to alleviate hunger and poverty as co-project director for World Watch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project. An expert on livestock and sustainability, Nierenberg’s work has been widely published in the United States and across Africa. She is also documenting her work through the non-profit organization BorderJumpers, which she co-founded with her partner Bernard Pollack. As Nierenberg and Pollack visit nearly every country in Africa, they are meeting with farmers, community organizers, labor activities, unions, NGOs, funding and donor communities, and local press to document stories of hope.
Angela Meyer O’Connor (92-94) was recently inducted into the Twentynine Palms High School Hall of Fame. She graduated from the school in 1987 and has since become vice president of domestic markets at the New York Federal Reserve Bank.
Bryn Mawr College Ph.D. candidate Kyra Turner-Zogbekor (01-03) has been awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to study how adult education benefits women in Ghana, their families and their communities. She will be collaborating with the University of Ghana’s Center for Gender Studies and Advocacy and its Institute of Continuing and Distance Education on her research. Turner-Zogbekor has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hampton University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. After serving in the Peace Corps, she worked as a foster care social worker for Casey Family Services in Connecticut for two-and-a-half years. In 2006, Turner-Zogbekor moved to Philadelphia to work as the manager of community-based services development for the city of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services. While working full-time, she is enrolled in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College.
Biology and zoology teacher Aaron Reedy (01-04) was recently awarded with a Golden Apple Award, an honor given to some of the best teachers in Chicago and neighboring suburbs. Reedy is the first teacher at Thomas Kelly High School in Chicago to win the award. He was selected from a pool of 562 nominees; he will receive a tuition-free sabbatical at Northwestern University and a cash prize.