Tuesday, July 21, 2015

CAUSES Welcomes Two Volunteers

Thomas Wheet, Center for Sustainable Development and Center for Urban Agriculture

Thomas Wheet recently graduated from the University of Virginia. As a Government and Global Sustainability major, he became increasingly interested in the policies and systems that dictate human's interaction with the planet: the structures that control where we live, how we build, what we grow, and how we dispose, for example. This fascination led him to academic and work experiences focused on the systemic (mis)treatment of certain communities compared to others.

Thomas comes to CAUSES with experience in urban farming--specifically hydroponics and aquaponics--as well as community development and sustainable design. 

"I'm thrilled to be able to continue learning about designing spaces with the public's interest in mind from everyone at CAUSES." 

Rose Amolo, Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health

Rose Khasiala Amolo has joined the Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health (CNDH) as a program and monitoring evaluation intern. She is a post graduate student at American University pursuing a graduate certificate in monitoring and evaluation, and holds a MPH in Nutrition from New York University, and a Bachelors of Education from Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.  

Her study focus is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education ( SNAP-Ed) program. She is working with the staff various program evaluation components including reviewing the existing data collection instruments, developing a logical framework and articulating a theory of change for the SNAP-ED program. She is also running statistical analysis with the existing data and will be doing a snapshot evaluation of the program progress on the current 2015-2016 fiscal year plan goals and objectives. Ms. Amolo has 15 years of work experience in international development, reproductive health, and maternal and child health programs in Africa. 

Dr. Monroe-Lord is delighted to add her expertise to the Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health and the SNAP-Ed program, stating "She is an outstanding addition to the Center."

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