2008 COMPTON MENTOR FELLOWS CANDIDATES PROJECT SUMMARIES

Applicant College Project Location Mentor
Sarah Gabrielle Abrams Clark Biosand Filter Project – To provide one water filter per household in ten bateyes throughout the year (approx. 450 filters helping over 6,000 people). Design community workshops and individual training sessions to prospective recipients. Haiti – Dominican Republic Moises Sifren Juan, Administrative Director, Good Samaratin General Hospital
Emily Adler Middlebury Green Guardians Fellow -Global Citizen Center: To develop a youth education and leadership initiative program which would benefit the SFUSD, Global Citizen Center, CCSF, and other students in San Francisco. San Francisco Kevin Danaher, PhD, E.D. Global Citizen Center
Tony C. Anderson Morehouse Let’s Raise a Million – Urban Ecology Project: To obtain and install one million compact fluorescent light bulbs over a period of four years; distributed to self-identified low-income households. Grambling, LA, Detroit, MI, Atlanta, GA Majora Carter, ED Sustainable South Bronx
Elizabeth Cooke Furman Haiti Deforestation w/HADERE: To introduce biofuels for cooking, transportation, and other daily needs to combat deforestation in Haiti. Haiti Georges Valme, co-founder Haitian American Development and Reforestation
Angel Cruz Furman Sustainable Community Ag Program/El Salvador: To develop an organic certified cooperative in El Salvador to combat deforestation. El Salvador Armando Marquez Ochoa, ED FUNDAHMER (Mercedes Ruiz Foundation)
Catherine Digovich Princeton HIV drug resistance in Sub-Saharan Africa: To develop cell-phone reminder system to AIDS infected individuals in Botswana. Botswana Harriet Okatch, PhD, University of Botswana
Michael Easton Tufts Design/Prototype/Test affordability of a 2.5kW Wind Turbine. Cambridge Matthew R. Wolfe, President, Madera Energy, Inc.
Terron I. Ferguson Morehouse Arche -International Civic Development: To develop service-based fellowships in South America, Africa, Asia, and Atlanta. To increase awareness of the organization, secure, non-profit status, and increase funding. Johannesburg and Lesotho Brandon Robinson, Fulton County Youth Commission Coordinator, Atlanta
Elizabeth C. Murphy Vassar Tidal Power – Developing a Community Vision for a Sustainable Northeast: To conduct an independent technical study of the tidal power capacity of the Northeast coastline, coordinate community interest, and produce findings through a creative website. Northeastern Region Roger Bason, President Natural Currents Energy Services, LLC
Alexa Punnamkuzhyil Oberlin India Mini Films Pop/Reproduction/Sexual health/Domestic Violence: to produce mini-films that address women’s issues in India and present the films through seminars at Oberlin College. India and Ohio Ligy Pullappally, Director of film “Sancharram: the Journey”