Lauren Purnell (Nepal)


Lauren Purnell

Lauren completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in Anthropology and East Asian Studies in 2011. After graduation, she joined the international law firm of White & Case LLP as a practice assistant. For four years she assisted on cases related to white collar crime and international arbitration. However, after assisting on pro bono cases for asylum seekers she was inspired to change the direction of her life and focus on the development of safer societies. She is currently earning her MA in International Relations and Economics from John Hopkins SAIS, with a concentration on International Development. After her fellowship, Lauren wrote: "I am so grateful for the opportunity the Advocacy Project has given to engage with an organization doing such meaningful and fulfilling work."



04 Sep

The people making it all possible

I had an amazing summer at CONCERN-Nepal, in large part to due to my wonderful

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Posted Sep 04, 2016

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09 Aug

Remittances, dreams or nightmares?

  Every time we interview a group of children, there is at least one child

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Posted Aug 09, 2016

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01 Aug

Two Kinds of Contracting

During my trip to Ramechhap I interviewed two contractors. The contractors in the village in

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Posted Aug 01, 2016

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22 Jul

What’s a Child Friendly Room?

This week I had pleasure of interviewing Meera Gurung, who is a facilitator at a

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Posted Jul 22, 2016

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17 Jul

Already Adults at Thirteen

Tuesday was a long day of interviews which started with an extra long bus ride

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Posted Jul 17, 2016

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10 Jul

Introductions are in order…

Now that I’ve sat down with 13 of the 25 students I’ll be profiling, I’d

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Posted Jul 10, 2016

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01 Jul

Earthquakes and Floods a.k.a Business as Usual

  In the past two weeks, I think I’ve experienced what constitutes a fast-paced week

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Posted Jul 01, 2016

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23 Jun

Dog Days are Underway and Other Stray Thoughts

  The streets of Kathmandu are littered with litters. The minute you step out on

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Posted Jun 23, 2016

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16 Jun

Not Quite the Hero, Not Quite the Villain

I’m visiting my first brick kiln and its obvious we wouldn’t be walking around if

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Posted Jun 16, 2016

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09 Jun

The Transition from Know-It-All to Human

                        When you’ve just

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Posted Jun 09, 2016

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27 May

My New Toolbox

This week of training with The Advocacy Project has provided me with a shiny new

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Posted May 27, 2016

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