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  • Healthcare in refugee camps topic of Vinson Fellow's research project

    As a Vinson Fellow working with the Institute of Government’s International Center, I explored how humanitarian cluster coordination can affect access to healthcare in refugee camps. Humanitarian clusters are groups of nongovernmental and international relief organizations which work with the national government to coordinate humanitarian relief. Effective coordination among humanitarian clusters is critical to how well refugee camps function and directly affects the living conditions for the people housed there.

  • Vinson Fellow investigates residential septic tank use in coastal Georgia

    As student interested in using data science to drive progress in public health, the Vinson Fellowship was perfect for me. My project catered directly to my interests and needs, as it involved using data to study a public health and environmental problem and as it showed me the type and rigor of work in public service.

  • Beyond the Classroom: A Semester in Review

    When I wrote my first blog in the Beyond the Classroom series, I said I hoped to apply a lens—a student’s perspective—to the intricacies of state and local government. Today, as I read back on my first post again, I realize that I created a new lens instead.