Audra Bass

Audra Bass

Age: 22
Home Town: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Education: BSc- Bachelor of Science, Biology, Duke University
Specific Field Interests: The inter-connection between the environment, public health, and sustainable livelihoods
Placement: Keystone Foundation - Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Audra believes that India beautifully embodies the inter-relation between people, the environment, and the health of both systems. She is thrilled to be in such a diverse place, both in terms of people and the natural world. She loves that AIF tackles issues from a multi-faceted angle and challenges such as education are also considered connected to health, economy, the environment, equality and feels that it is this interconnected approach that will make changes. Audra wants to combine her passion for environmental justice, activism for local populations, and cultural appreciation during this fellowship, and hopes to gain insight to apply these passions even more so her work. She has traveled around the world, from Madagascar to the Amazon doing odd jobs from primate fieldwork to environmental education with local schools. These experiences have taught her to be versatile and adaptable, and how to fall quickly in love with a new place.

Posts by Audra Bass

Fire and Water Posted in 2016-17, Clinton Fellowship Blog

In these blue hills, there are water-replenishing Shola forests that meander alongside the waterways with fat-cat-sized Malabar squirrels that bound along the treetops. There are mixed morning sounds of church…

She. Posted in 2016-17, Clinton Fellowship Blog

  She. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand She came to them in the night. They were scared, at a loss, and gave no consideration to hope, but she sought them out and came….

Those Who Hunt Honey Posted in 2016-17, Clinton Fellowship Blog

It takes several hours. Hours to plan ahead with the right questions and to establish the right connections. Hours to drive out to the villages and hamlets hidden within the…