Claremont, Calif. (April 30, 2014)—Pitzer student Emily India Richter ’14 was awarded a Princeton in Africa (PiAf) fellowship for 2014-15. She was selected to participate in a program based in Gaborone, Botswana where she will be working at the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative. Richter is one of approximately 50 students from across the country to be chosen as a PiAf fellow.
A double major in Spanish and global health, Richter studied abroad with Pitzer’s Summer Health Program in Costa Rica in 2011 and the College’s Botswana program in 2013. During these international experiences, she developed an interest in pediatric health. After her fellowship, Richter will pursue her master’s degree in International Health: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Princeton in Africa selects college graduates from across the US to work for various non-governmental organizations in Africa. The year-long program focuses on providing young graduates the opportunity to serve in other countries in fields such as public health, education, microfinance, humanitarian aid and conservation.