Age: 30
Home Town: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Education: Master of International Relations, NGO Administration & Youth Development, University of Wyoming
Specific Field Interests: Education & NGO Administration
Placement: Kattaikuttu Sangam - Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Cal is eager to confront challenges and collaborate with the AIF team and individuals at his project site to overcome them. He believes that through this fellowship, he would be able to build the skills and leadership abilities that he can draw upon in a life of national and international civic engagements. Prior to AIF, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer (Mongolia 2013-15) in the Community and Youth Development sector, which provided him experience living in a rural community in an international context. He also has a BA and MA degrees, both in International Development. Cal is excited for the opportunity towards learning about another culture and experience the variety of foods, dances, arts, and lifestyles.

Posts by calbrackin

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Bringing India Home

The final expectation of every Peace Corps Volunteer is to bring the lessons of your […]

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Driving Away: Leaving the Kattaikkuttu Sangam

Shuffling embraces, final words of encouragement, and promises. Then the door opens and closes. A […]

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A Fundraising Sketchnote with AIFT President and CEO

AIFT President and CEO, Alex Counts recently gave a workshop online on fundraising. I enjoyed […]

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Using Sketching as a Tool in Development

Our blanket was spread out on the earth and as I started drawing the Kuttu […]

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Annual Kattaikkuttu Festival

The Kattaikkuttu Sangam hosts an annual festival where they invite Kuttu companies to perform in […]

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Livelihoods Project: Artisans of the Rug Industry in Rajasthan

When I was young, I learned that the Mona Lisa took decades to finish. I […]

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The Empowerment of Women in Rajasthan: AIF Livelihoods Thematic Conference

A team of AIF Fellows traveled to Rajasthan to visit with social enterprising women from […]

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Impressions of Holistic Youth Development

In this post, I’ll speak about my impressions on the holistic youth development that I […]

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The Kattaikkuttu Sangam: Academic Education and Theater Arts

I am living in a rural area between three towns. In the mornings, I run […]

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Evening Songs for New Beginnings: The Backdrop of Kattaikkuttu Theater

On the night of the 21st of September, I took an auto rickshaw along the […]

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