Rusty Bartels '10
Since graduating from Oberlin I've begun a PhD program in Cultural Studies at UC-Davis. Here, I'm continuing to develop my research interests concerning race, the environment, American West, and American expansion/imperialism. My current project looks at Angel Island State Park as a militarized landscape, and how the representation of the military history contributes to narratives of the military as a national defense force rather than an imperial force. Eventually I'll be expanding this to look at how various National Parks and Monuments in the US States and Territories in and around the Pacific represent the US and its military history in the region. I'd be more than happy to talk to any CAS folks about applying to grad schools and interdisciplinary graduate work/academia! (2012)
Sam Bass '11
I teach Kindergarten at a charter school in New Orleans called Pride College Prep.
I teach at a charter school that was founded four years ago. The school just moved into a new building in New Orleans East, about 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans. It is grades K-5 now, and is adding a new grade each year until 8th grade.
An intern could help students as they work independently at centers and with general classroom activities. I also have students that could benefit from additional small-group interventions. Experience with children or in a classroom is a plus but not necessary.
Here is a link to the school I work at: http://www.pridecollegeprep.
Daniel Domaguin '06
The San Diego American Indian Health Center (SDAIHC) is a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1979 to provide services to Native Americans living in the San Diego area.
During winter term, the student would work closely with the SDAIHC Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator as a volunteer intern. This position would give the student an opportunity to be an integral part of a health services organization that serves an urban inter-tribal community.
Visit http://www.sdaihc.com/ for more information about the center.
Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org about this opportunity.
Dani Levine '06
After graduation I moved to San Francisco to do environmental justice work, where I ended up meeting my now wife. We moved to New Orleans (her hometown)in January of 2009 where I received my Masters in Environmental health and Policy from Tulane School of Public Health. After doing policy work for the City I decided to leave government and for the last year have been running a non-Profit in New Orleans called AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps. Our mission is to to strengthen the Jewish community's fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the US. We do this by engaging participants in service and community-building to inspire them to become lifelong leaders for social change whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values.
I could us a short term intern to help with our social justice curriculum development, specifically helping to research community organizing leaders in New Orleans that would be interested in speaking with our AVODAH corps members. I could also use assistance with recruiting partner non-profits in New Orleans.
email me at email@example.com (2012)
Kim Meinert '07
Since graduating from oberlin I have been living in the Portland (Oregon) metro area. I spent a year helping to develop a free specialy health care program at a free health clinic, and then I tried my hand as an independent contractor writing grants for the local health care safety net. After that, I accepted a position working for the state of Oregon as a case manager for families receiving public assistance benefits, and I am still there going on my fourth year. While a love my job, I found I needed more direct community organizing activist activity in my life, so I was welcomed to join the board of directors at In Other Words Feminist Community Center. I find that In Other Words reminds me of my oberlin days at The ELC and TWC/OSCA and I have truly found a sense of community and belonging at In Other Words. I've started doing some serious thinking about grad school in nonprofit administration-- I am open to any thoughts/ideas/connections that fellow alums/professors may have.
I currently have two winter term internships listed online for In Other Words- one is to be a programs intern and the other is to work directly with the development committee at the board level. ALSO, we would be absolutely thrilled to be a host site for an oberlin student summer internship as well! Please don't hesitate to email or call me for more info. Portland is a great city and incredibly welcoming to all you awkward oberlin weirdos
Kim@inotherwords.org (email) or 413-320-1827 (call or text) (2012)
Lauren Salazar '09
I can offer a place to stay for a month (during Peruvian Summer) for those interested in doing volunteer work in the Pueblos Jovenes (shanty towns about an hour outside of central Lima) or connect you with Volunteer Organizations (of which there are many). Also, if you are just looking to improve your Sapnish, I can direct you to good Spanish teaching institutes. Just send an email to me and I'll get a send of what you are looking for in order to help you out.
Allison Swaim '10
Homepage URL: http://traderoutestories.
I spent the past year on a Watson Fellowship, circumnavigating the globe by cargo ship and stopping at global ports en route. I collected sound, image, and text to bring back stories of modern-day sailors, who spend much of their lives in a world where the maps detail water and show land as a blur. I witnessed a fascinating cross-section of a global migrant worker economy... and saw the privilege of geography play out in an international work context, outside of national boundaries, among workers of different rank and background-- i.e., the dynamics of a Greek captain commanding Filipino officers. I'm currently working with terabytes of footage I brought back to produce audio, video, installation and text-based documentary work to tell the story of these workers who are crucial to keeping the global economy moving.
I am bringing collaborators into my documentary project about sailors, a transnational bunch of workers who spend much of their lives at sea, in a tiny, isolated world-- a liminal space outside the supervision of international law. I can offer internships in documentary production to students of any background and experience. Jobs will differ depending on students' expertise, but may include: transcribing interviews, researching topics like international maritime law (a fascinating subject!), video editing, help with marketing/PR. I'll mix in plenty of fun jobs with the not-so-fun ones. A significant part of the internship will include work on students' own documentary project. This could mean taking materials I've collected and create their own piece/response-- using video, audio, music, visual art, or text. Or, work on a piece with topic of their own choosing. I will offer editorial support and connect to resources and networks i am a part of. I will be in Oberlin during Winter Term, so this project will take place in Oberlin.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or call me at 704 647 1479. (2012)