The 2018 padi Fellows
Hui-Yuan is a rising senior in the University of Michigan. Majoring in Political Science and minoring in History, she is interested in studying the political structures in Souheast Asia and the post-colonial socio-political development in the region.
Hui Yuan will work at Gerakan Kepedulian (GK) on education and economic programs for the rusunawa communities in Jakarta. In particular, she will be working on youth empowerment and community development.
Benjamin Lavin is a graduate student in the Masters Program in Global Human Development at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. His graduate work focuses on quantitative analysis with the hope of bringing these skills to a career in international development.
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Ben will be interning with the United Nations Development Program on creating financial solutions to help meet the sustainable development goal targets.
Minjoo Jang is a dual degree ML and MA candidate at Tsinghua University and a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Concentrating in Southeast Asia Studies and specializing in development economics, she is interested in studying social and economic develpment in Southeast Asia.
Minjoo will work at the ReachOut Foundation, an early childhood education NGO based in Jakarta. She will focus on evaluating and assessing its PAUD SuryaKasih pre-school project outcomes.
Nadia Esham is currently pursuing a Master of Arts at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Johns Hopkins University concentrating in Southeast Asia Studies. Originally from Malaysia, she is currently pursuing a specialization in Quantitative Methods and Economic Theory at SAIS and is interested in socio-economic development in Southeast Asia.
Nadia will be interning at DuitHape, a financial technology startup aimed at increasing financial access to the 76% of people in Indonesia who still lack access to financial services. She will be working on establishing a measure to monitor and evaluate the social impact of their mobile banking product.
Amara Majeed is a rising senior at Brown University, with a focus on international relations. She has already wide-ranging experience working with media-, policy- and advacocay organizations. She is the author of a book and the founder of the Hijab Project.
Amara will be an interning at the World Food Program, doing health policy work specifically pertaining to adolescent girls in Indonesia.
Luqmaan Bokhary is a rising sophomore at Brown University majoring in International Relations, with a focus on the Middle East, and Economics. He's interested in studying the history of colonialism and foreign policy towards the Muslim world.
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Luqmaan will work at the Roshan Learning Center, a community-based education program for urban refugees residing in the greater Jakarta area. He will be working with refugee youth and adults as an English instructor and engage in research on refugees in Indonesia.