marinayakhnis

Age: 25
Home Town: Odessa, Ukraine
Education: Drake University, BA International Relations, Minor: Biology
Specific Field Interests: Monitoring and Evaluation, Minority/Indigenous Rights, Gender and Development
Placement: AIF Digital Equalizer Program
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: As an undergraduate, Marina conducted fieldwork in Ukraine on Roma health and later wrote an Honors Thesis on the basis of that material. Her interest in public health and minority issues led her to intern with the US Department of Health and Human Services and several human rights groups. After completing a year of AmeriCorps service in the research and evaluation department of an NGO that helps incarcerated individuals, Marina traveled to Ukraine on a 10-month Fulbright research grant. During her time in Ukraine, she researched an indigenous group known as the Crimean Tatars and became active in youth group that promotes ethnic tolerance in Crimea. Marina speaks Russian and Turkish and is a strong proponent of the use of evaluation in international development programs.

Posts by marinayakhnis

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Bangalore on 77 Ruppees

In the past few years, Bangalore has become an exceedingly expensive city. By some estimates, […]

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Books and seizures

Last weekend, Bangaloreans of all stripes turned out in their fanciest¬†kurtas and sarees for the […]

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Grime and the City

One of the things that I find most frustrating about bustling, dynamic Bangalore is my […]

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Year Two, A Beginning

Sometimes, major life decisions are made in mere seconds whereas other times, they involve intense […]

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The Great Divide

During a recent trip to Amritsar, I had the opportunity to witness one of the […]

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