Current Fellows

This program selects a group of Dartmouth’s top students who are passionate about human development and provides them opportunities to advance their skills and gain professional experience. 

Current Human Development Fellows


Charlotte is from Denver, Colorado. She is on track to graduate with a double-major in Economics and Quantitative Social Science, with a focus on the pathways through which economic growth impacts public health. Within this field, she is interested in researching which kinds of programs effectively and efficiently allocate resources to bring about positive sustainable development. Charlotte took a gap year after graduating from high school, working as a waitress in Denver and then participating in an immersive homestay and language program in small villages in Indonesia. As a member of the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service Social Impact Internship summer cohort, Charlotte spent the summer after her freshman year interning at Larkin Street Youth Services, a non-profit that provides a continuum of services to young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco, California. During the Spring term of 2019, Charlotte studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the Spanish Foreign Study Program as part of her  minor in Hispanic Studies. At Dartmouth, Charlotte is the Treasurer of the Ski Patrol and was the summer 2019 Director of Assessment for the Movement Against Violence.


Meriem ‘21 was born and raised in Rabat, Morocco. At 16, she left her hometown to pursue a global education in United World College (UWC) in Norway. During her time there, she was the Co-President of Living Environment And Future, a sustainably-oriented and humanitarian NGO that designed and implemented a development project in Ghana. After graduating, Meriem decided to cross the Atlantic and to attend Dartmouth College. She is considering a double major in Economics and Quantitative Social Science. Meriem is interested in using research-based evidence and data to explore sustainability, female empowerment and poverty alleviation, especially in developing countries. During her freshman year, she was an Ecorep intern for Dartmouth’s Sustainability office, an Economics and Arabic tutor, a member of the Women Basketball Club, and a member of Ledyard Canoe Club. As a Fellow, Meriem will work as a Research Assistant for Prof. Ryan Edwards.


Ana Furtado is from Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, Brazil. A first-generation student, she grew up in a low-income neighborhood where she witnessed first-hand the pervasive social and economic disparities within her community. Driven by the desire to contribute to her country's development, she left her hometown to pursue an education at Dartmouth College. She is now pursuing a degree in Latin American Studies modified with Geography, all the while exploring her interest in languages and environmental studies. During her freshman year at Dartmouth College, she was an OPAL Education Fellow, a drill instructor for the Portuguese Department, a member of the Dartmouth Brazilian Society, and a member of the International Development Forum. She was also selected to be part of the Great Issues Scholar Program, which allowed her to explore her interest in poverty alleviation and global sustainability. A human rights and environmental activist, she hopes to develop her own research on current Brazilian environmental law enforcement and its effects on indigenous populations, as well as analyze the Amazon rainforests' biodiversity loss caused by open mining and sustained alliance with the beef lobby.  


Sivani is from the northern suburbs of Chicago. She is an Economics major, planning to concentrate in Developmental Economics. Sivani spent her Freshman summer interning for Leora Trust, an education-oriented non-profit in Bengaluru, India. During her Sophomore year, she worked at the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact as the Student Director of Internships. She is currently working on the Sustainable Investing team at an asset management firm in New York City. As a Human Development Fellow, Sivani hopes to learn about ways in which the private sector can tackle Human Development issues. She is particularly interested in the intersections between human development, education, and public policy. Sivani is also involved with the Dartmouth South Asian Student Association and serves on the Dartmouth Committee on Standards.  


Arunav is from India, where he switches his time between the capital New Delhi and the old royal city of Jaipur. He hopes to complete a double major in English and Economics, two fields he enjoys talking at great length about. He is also highly invested in Studio Art. Aside from academics, his time at Dartmouth is mostly directed towards working as a writing tutor for RWIT, Pan Asian Community Student Coordinator for OPAL, and Research Scholar in the English department. During his first year, he was a Great Issues Scholar, which sparked his interest in exploring how majoritarianism influences economic policy in developing nations to the detriment of minorities and makes human development exclusive instead of inclusive. He is also interested in investigating the intersection of local culture and poverty and studying how signs of poverty are normalised and integrated into a community’s daily culture. 


Rohini is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a Quantitative Social Sciences major, and Global Health minor. On campus, Rohini is involved in Friday Night Rock, Asians and Asian Americans for Action, and is an Undergraduate Advisor for the Global Issues Scholars floor. In her free time, she enjoys reading fiction, going to concerts, and listening to podcasts.


Carolyne hails from Machakos, Kenya. She is pursuing a degree in Geography modified with African and African American Studies, with a possible minor in Computer Science. At Dartmouth, Carolyne is a Dickey Center Global Health Fellow, King Leadership Scholar, education fellow with the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, a Social Impact learning fellow and Undergraduate advisor. Previously she was a Rule of law Index Intern at the World Justice Project in Washington D.C and she is currently working on a project that seeks to promote access to legal justice in the rural/ marginalized areas in Kenya. She is also  currently working as a research assistant to Professor DJ Brooks on the Dickey Center Global Girls Forward Lab Team: Project on Menstrual Hygiene in the Developing World. She is also a first-generation Program mentor and the Dartmouth African Students Association.


Angel is from Charlotte, North Carolina, but as a child she spent several years in Abuja, Nigeria, learning about her heritage. This is where her passion for development and equality in Africa befan. At Dartmouth, she is pursuing a Sociology major and a minor in Chemistry while on the pre-med track. SHe is a member of the Dartmouth African Student Association and a contributor to Black Praxis magazine. In her free time, she loves debating the status qo, crating art, reading, and writing short stories. SHe is particularly interested in understanding the ways stustainable economic development, higher literacy, and health equality can be realized, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. 


Iris is from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. She is a first-generation American and a second-generation immigrant, as her parents immigrated to the US from mainland China in the 1990s. At Dartmouth, Iris is studying Economics, Human-Centered Design, and Public Policy. Iris’ interest in developmental economics and human development stems from her family's immigrant background and her experiences last summer conducting anthropological research in remote Inuit communities in arctic Canada with the Smithsonian’s Arctic Studies Center. During her sophomore year, Iris conducted independent research under the mentorship of Professor Patricia Lopez studying the economic geographies of the Upper Valley and the impact of student service work on alleviating economic hardship. Iris was also a SEAD mentor this summer, and is highly passionate about issues of educational access and inequity. 

Charlotte Driscoll '21

Meriem Fouad '21


Anna Furtado '22

Sivani Gullapalli '20

Arunav Jain '20

Rohini Mandal '21

Carolyne Musyoka '20

Chidiugo (Angel) Ugo-Nwauwa '21

Iris Wang '20

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