Kirstin Yanisch (Nepal)


Kirstin Yanisch (Nepal)

Kirstin Yanisch graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Political Science and French. During her time at Wellesley, she spent a January term studying women and the political economy of Ghana at the University of Ghana Legon. Following this experience, she conducted field research on women’s leadership and empowerment initiatives in local microfinance groups in the Siddi community in rural Karnataka India before spending a year studying French in Aix-en-Provence, France. During this time, Kirstin interned with the Red Cross Migrant service in Marseilles, assisting asylum seekers with filing their applications. She was named a Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs fellow during her senior year of college and interned with the United Nation Foundation’s Every Woman, Every Child initiative following graduation. She then taught English in southwestern France for a year. Afterwards, she interned with the American Refugee Committee’s headquarters office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, Kirstin is enrolled in Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program. Upon returning from working in Nepal with the National Network for the Families of the Disappeared(NEFAD) Kirsten reflected, "I am very grateful to the Advocacy Project for the opportunity of a lifetime. Through my time with the fellowship, I was challenged to translate humanitarian principles into action and was surrounded by people who became incredible friends."



12 Sep

Reflections after Return

I’ve returned to Washington D.C. after an unforgettable summer in Nepal, and I think I

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Posted Sep 12, 2017

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21 Aug

Tiger Tote Bags

Vicky, Prabal, and I made one last visit to Bardiya to conduct a series of

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Posted Aug 21, 2017

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20 Aug

Transitional Justice: A Primer

After meeting Sarita, Sabrita, and Fudiya, and hearing about Bipin and Dil,  you may be

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Posted Aug 20, 2017

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14 Aug

Meeting Superwoman

Whether navigating the streets of Kathmandu or guiding us along the lanes of Bardiya, Sarita Thapa

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Posted Aug 14, 2017

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31 Jul

Ambiguous Grief

How do people grieve? How do people grieve when they live in a perpetual state of

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Posted Jul 31, 2017

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25 Jul

“Our Memories are in Our Eyes”

  It is easy to forget in the hustle, bustle, and laugher of the embroidery

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Posted Jul 25, 2017

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19 Jul

Bardiya At Last

One landslide, many plates of dal bhat, and a full 24 hour bus ride later,

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Posted Jul 19, 2017

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19 Jul

Who Needs Air Conditioning Anyway?

  Continued from a previous post: Landslide.  At this point, the bus cut the engine, the

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Posted Jul 19, 2017

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18 Jul

Landslide

    After a couple weeks of planning and adjusting to life in Kathmandu, it was

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Posted Jul 18, 2017

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21 Jun

You’re WHERE?

“You’re WHERE?” has been the most common question I’ve received over the past few days

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Posted Jun 21, 2017

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