Age: 23
Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island
Education: BA- History, Middlebury College
Specific Field Interests: Women's Rights
Placement: Human Development Research Centre - Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Area of Focus: Human Rights

Highlights: Dylan is incredibly excited to be joining St. Xavier's Human Development and Research Center this year to work on issues ranging from women's rights to education. He is looking forward to becoming part of a new community, enjoying the wide variety of street foods and exploring his new home of Ahmedabad. While at Middlebury College Dylan majored in History, writing his junior thesis on British Colonialism and his senior thesis on Theodore Roosevelt and race relations during his presidency. After graduating Dylan worked on the Hillary Clinton campaign in Iowa, Florida and Virginia. He is excited to continue fighting for causes he believes in, this time across the ocean!

Photos from the Field

My project consisted of collecting the narrative of Valmiki women in Ahmedabad City. While collecting and listening to their stories during my daily trips to their homes, places of employment

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Hadad

To most travelers Hadad, Gujarat is a quick pit stop on the Ambaji Highway – nothing more. A line of tilted shops to supply water, a fried snack, a restroom,

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Why

“My story?” Nilum responded, looking at me with the same mixture of confusion, curiosity, and apprehension that first appeared on her face when I wandered into her home six months

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Walking Hand-in-Hand

Opening the door of the white sedan, I instantly became self-conscious of my jeans and t-shirt. Staring at Asif, sharply dressed and poised, I couldn’t help but turn red at

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Mondays with Manish

Walking with Manish through the alleys of the slums of Ahmedabad, I am filled with envy and wonder. Each of Manish’s familiar steps is greeted by either a soft face

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Iowa to India

Tucking into the back of an auto rickshaw, cramming between a bus and a cohort of cows, swerving through obstacles, inhaling the aromas of the streets: my morning commute through

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