Eliel Talo

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.

Posts by Eliel Talo

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Mango Season Posted in 2014-15, Clinton Fellowship Blog

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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Stories from the farms Posted in 2014-15, Clinton Fellowship Blog

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 Posted in 2014-15

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 Posted in 2014-15, Clinton Fellowship Blog

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,…