Alyssa Russo

Age: 26
Home Town: White Plains, New York
Education: B.A. in Sociology from Boston University; M.A. in International Development from Brandeis University
Specific Field Interests: Adolescent Girls Right to Education
Placement: LAMP (Learning and Migration Program), New Delhi
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Alyssa has been in the field of International Development for the past 6 years working mainly in the education sector. During her junior year in college, she was able to spend a semester in Niamey, Niger. While there, she had her first taste of development, teaching impoverished children. After college, Alyssa moved to Jaipur, India to take a job teaching English in a slum dweller community. From there she moved to Chonburi, Thailand to teach at a government high school for a year. Upon returning to the US, Alyssa became part of an AmeriCorps program called City Year in Baton Rouge, LA which works with low-income high school students who are at risk of dropping out. Alyssa spent this past year in Hyderabad, India surveying government secondary schools with the NGO VOICE4Girls.

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New York Holiday Alumni Mixer

On December 6th 2016, the American India Foundation hosted a Fellowship Alumni Holiday Mixer at […]

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How I Live

Writing about the last 9 months of my life living in rural India is by […]

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