Rhodes Scholar is Lombard Public Service Fellow

Miriam Jerotich Kilimo '14 of Nairobi, Kenya, has been named a Rhodes Scholar for 2015—the 76th Rhodes Scholar in Dartmouth's history. Miriam was awarded a Lombard Public Service Fellowship this year by the Dickey Center and the Tucker Foundation for work with the Africa Coordinating Center for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (ACCAF). She is currently based at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. She is supporting the organization's efforts to sensitive different communities about the health and socio-economic effects associated with the practice. She is also involved in creating and equipping a resource center focused on compiling research and literature on female circumcision as it is practiced continent-wide.

While at Dartmouth Miriam Kilimo pursued an anthropology modified major and was also a Senior Fellow. She has served as the Vice President of Development for Students for Africa. She also sang with the Jabulani African Chorus. During her freshman summer, she interned as a Tucker fellow with an NGO that advocates against female circumcision in Kenya and during her sophomore summer researched ethnicity and nationalism in Kenya, a project that culminated in her senior fellowship on inter-ethnic friendship. 

Read more about Miriam Kilimo and her Rhodes Scholar award in Dartmouth Now