Eliel Talo

Age: 26
Home Town: White Plains, New York
Education: B.A., Political Science, University of Maryland; M.P.P., University of Maryland
Specific Field Interests: Sustainable Development, Political Empowerment
Placement: I Say Organic, New Delhi
Area of Focus: Agriculture and Social Enterprise

Highlights: Before receiving the Fellowship, Eliel worked for three years in the U.S. House of Representatives. His experiences in Congressional offices representing different districts in New York State gave him an opportunity to apply his academic background in political science and public policy to promoting jobs and economic development in his home state. At the same time, he learned about representing and furthering local priorities at the national level. In addition to his time in Congress, Eliel has worked with domestic and internationally focused non-profits advocating for human rights, social justice, and economic development, and received his Masters in Public Policy with a focus in international development from the University of Maryland.

Mango Season

Summer started suddenly here in Delhi. One day I stepped outside and felt that the earth had shifted slightly on its axis, exposing a bit more of the city and,

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A Blog About Not Blogging

On January 1, I watched fireworks explode above a stage pulsing with lights at an party in Goa. I was in a car, in the parking lot, nursing a bottle

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Stories from the farms

Meeting the farmers, telling their stories, and sharing them with our customers is supposed to be one of my chief fellowship projects. Even if my role has evolved into more

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A Closer Look

I’d planned to write more extensively about Delhi, about my feelings on living here now that it’s been two months and I don’t feel totally, utterly adrift. Those feelings are

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Sense and Impressions

Delhi leaves me feeling overwhelmed, excited, anxious, curious, frustrated, and often, not very bright. Impressions come quickly, and are disabused just as fast. I have no idea which, if any,

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