Age: 31
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri
Education: Truman State University: B.A. Political Science, B.S. Linguistics; University of Maryland: Master of Public Policy
Specific Field Interests: Monitoring & Evaluation
Placement: Bhasha Sanshodhan Prakashan Kendra, Vadodara, Gujarat
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Lina is excited to join Bhasha in its efforts to advance the goals of tribal communities, including helping educate kids in a nurturing environment and prepare them for a bright future. She is looking forward to meeting children, parents, and everyone else in her community, and using her limited Bengali to begin learning other Indian languages. Prior to the fellowship, Lina assessed federal programs in international trade, security, and environmental restoration for the Government Accountability Office, and supported monitoring and evaluation of democracy assistance programs for the National Democratic Institute. She has also volunteered with kids education programs in Washington, DC and with a water pipeline project with Engineers Without Borders in Cameroon.

Posts by linakhan

Kangra district, SAFAL visit

Women and the Environment

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Notes from a Field Trip

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Navratri in Tejgadh.

Religion and Belonging

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Bareli Alphabet in Devnagari script

Starting with what you know

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Haplessly Embedded

For me, monitoring & evaluation is a push and pull between being social—getting to know […]


Going to School for an Open Mind

“Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.” -Laurence J. Peter […]

View from guesthouse

So Much to Learn, So Little Language

My project is with Bhasha, known in Gujarat as Bhasha Sansodhan Prakashan Kendra (Language Research […]

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