HDCIn the Field:
Cultivating Collaboration and Innovation

 

Committee Bios

Shannon Bosche, Logistics
Shannon is a sophomore planning to major in finance and minor in international development studies. She is interested in development issues in Latin America and has plans to work in Peru this coming summer to further develop her research interests.

Ana Dionne-Lanier, Presenter Liaison
Ana is a junior political science and peace studies major. She spent last summer studying the current post-conflict situations in Uganda and Rwanda. She is interested in the coordination of various actors, including NGOs, governments, and civil society, in preparing for and reducing conflict.  

John Gibbons, Abstract Committee
John is a junior political science major with a supplementary Chinese major and an international development studies minor. He spent last summer working with a social entrepreneurial cafe in Jodhpur, India.  He is interested in social entrepreneurship in international development.

Kristen Kelly, Logistics
Kristen is a senior anthropology major with an international development studies minor. She has spent the past two summers researching community-driven development through the Ford Program in rural Uganda. She is fascinated by the community engagement process of development, including how and why individuals become agents of their own change.

Sara Kolettis, Graphic Designer
Sara is a senior double major in economics and graphic design. She is interested in the role of business in development. Sara spent last summer interning for a fair trade organization in Ghana that assists women producers to become more economically independent by helping them develop and sell their products.

Anna Kottkamp, Editor
Anna is a sophomore environmental science major and an international development studies minor. She is interested in the relationship between agriculture, ecology, and development.

Eddie Linczer, Abstract Committee Chair
Eddie is a junior studying political science, Chinese, and international development studies. He is currently researching civil society’s role in Uganda’s emerging petro-economy. He has spent his summers working with NGOs in northern Uganda and Beijing, China.

Ryan Lion, Photography Contest
Ryan is a senior anthropology and pre-health double major, with a poverty studies minor. He spent summer 2011 working at an orphanage in Senegal, West Africa and presented research on the Talibés, Muslim street children, at last year’s HDC conference. Ryan is interested in global healthcare inequities and access to primary care.

Shannon McDowell, Presenter Liaison
Shannon is a senior anthropology major with an environmental sciences supplementary major. She spent the past spring semester studying in Kampala, Uganda, through SIT’s Development Studies program. She is interested in public health, specifically with relation to issues of gender, the environment, and development.

Margot Morris, Editor
Margot is a senior anthropology major with an international development studies minor. She spent her last summer conducting mosquito net research in Kampong, Chhnang, Cambodia. She is interested in global health issues in international development.

Abbie Naus, Faculty Liaison
Abbie is a senior biology major and an international development studies minor. She spent the last two summers in Ghana and conducted research on patient perspectives of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme. She plans to pursue a career in global health and development after graduation.

Chris Newton, Abstract Committee
Chris is a sophomore political science major and an international development studies minor. His current research focuses on state fragility and failed states. He is interested in international security through development, and improving state capacity.

Hannah Reiser, Cochair
Hannah is a senior science pre-professional major with an international development studies minor. Her international research interests lie in maternal-infant care, public health, and the influences of gender, culture, and socioeconomic status on health care. During the summer of 2012, Hannah worked with Save the Children in Bangladesh addressing maternal-infant care issues. Hannah plans to attend medical school after graduating in 2013.

Kara Ryan, Cochair
Kara is a senior premedical student with a minor in international development studies. Her experiences studying global health in the field have led her from London to Nairobi, and most recently to Bangalore, India. She hopes to continue her studies in medical school and through continued involvement in learning about and working with others.

Bre Thomas, Logistics
Bre is a sophomore political science major, with Latin American studies and Portuguese and Brazilian studies minors. She is interested in post-slavery ethnic culture development, as well as education in Brazil. She plans to join the Peace Corps and then the Foreign Service after graduation.