2009 Johnson Opportunity Grant Winners

Hiba Assi '10

Hiba Assi interned at the American University of Beirut- Lebanon through the Johnson Opportunity Grant. She assisted a graduate student in studying the quasi 2-dimensional flow of liquid gallium resulting from the application of electromagnetic forces.

Cristina Bratu enrolled in an internship program in Bonn, Germany, that placed her in the non-profit organization Church Development Service (Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst), where she interned for six weeks in their Financial Department.

James Dick '10

James Dick was awarded a Johnson Opportunity Grant for summer 2009 to work as a director of field research for a small microfinance bank in an under-developed community in Peru.

Felice Herman '11

Felice Herman '11 was awarded a 2009 Johnson Opportunity Grant to participate in a 5-week archaeological field program called the Gabii Project in Italy.

Catherine Kruse '11

Catherine Kruse used her Johnson Opportunity Grant during her unpaid internship at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Kendall Massengill '10

Kendall Massengill, using her Johnson Opportunity Grant, worked for MetLife's nonprofit Mature Market Institute, where she redesigned their website to better help seniors and their families.

Holly Ratliff '10

With the support of her Johnson Opportunity Grant, Holly Ratliff spent the summer in New York City working as the Helping Hands Intern at MADRE, an international women's human rights organization. She designed and ran her own donation campaign to benefit children without dental care in Guatemala, raising thousands of dollars worth of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other supplies.

Lauren Sturdy '11

Using her Johnson Opportunity Grant, Lauren Sturdy interned at the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute, working in textile conservation.