Politics Grad Headed to Vietnam Via Global Health Immersion Fellowship
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Politics Grad Headed to Vietnam Via Global Health Immersion Fellowship

Politics grad Madison Webb

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Madison Webb ’11 was one of only four recipients of an Anderson Family Global Health Immersion Fellowship.

She will be traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam this fall to begin research on her project, Driving for Optimal Feeding Practices: Comparing Vietnam’s successes to India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Nigeria. Upon arriving in Vietman, She will work with FHI360, a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives by advancing integrated, locally-driven solutions in various fields.

My interest in this type of work began as an undergraduate at Converse College where I studied Politics and took courses such as “Women’s Lives in Africa and Asia” and “The Vietnam Experience.”

Madison developed an interest in policies for maternal and child nutrition and health in  low- and middle-income countries while a student at Converse. “My interest in this type of work began as an undergraduate at Converse College where I studied Politics and took courses such as “Women’s Lives in Africa and Asia”, “The Vietnam Experience”, and “Debates in World Affairs,” Madison said. “Dr. Dunn, Dr. Pooelvoorde and others allowed me to become a globally minded person – able to see the interconnectedness of issues. I recognized early on the interplay between politics and socioeconomic issues and public health.”

Madison co-founded two student-run organizations at Converse, advocating for policy change to promote peace and well-being. She is currently a graduate student in the Public Health program at the University of Southern California.

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