Social work dual degree student receives fellowship for Uganda project
Kaela Glass, who is pursuing dual master's degrees in social work and public policy, has received a Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowship for a project in Uganda. She will intern with WellShare International in Uganda, focusing on a monitoring and evaluation project with a community initiative that serves orphans and adults living with HIV/AIDS. She also will undertake community organizing activities to increase education and communication around sexual and reproductive health. In addition, she will work with local partners to draft a child protection policy to allow WellShare to better protect children with HIV from economic and sexual exploitation.
The Judd fellowships are aimed at increasing opportunities for students to study, undertake internships, and conduct research projects abroad. They are designed to support the continued internationalization of the University of Minnesota by providing critical assistance to students enrolled in master's and professional degree programs. Glass will receive her master's in social work from the School of Social Work and her public policy degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.