Lauren Halloran, IPD ’18

The Advocacy Project

peace fellow, Uganda

I was awarded a Peace Fellowship with the Advocacy Project for summer 2017, a small non-profit based in Washington D.C. that sends graduate students to work with community-based organizations each summer for ten weeks.

Fellows concentrate on storytelling, project management, and organizational development during their ten weeks in country. The Advocacy Project supports Fellows while they’re abroad. I felt that it was a great opportunity to get valuable field experiences this summer!

I spent my 10-week Peace Fellowship working with the Gulu Disabled Persons Union in Uganda. This opportunity was an incredible experience to not only get experience in my field but to learn about an area of work that is does not get as much attention as it should. I’m coming out of this summer with a new perspective to use for my future work and with a better understanding of disability rights.

I hope that I can continue to advocate for these communities and that I am able to carry with me all that I’ve learned this summer.

Read more about Lauren’s experience through her blog posts here!