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Meet Drexel's 2015 Critical Language Scholar!

March 19, 2015

Jennifer Siew is currently in her senior year in International Areas Studies: Justice and Human Rights, BA Program, with a minor in Economics. She was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship to study intensive beginner's/intermediate Arabic in Tangiers, Morocco for the summer of 2015.
Her prior experiences include living, studying and working in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine, the West Bank. She also conducted research in Brazil as a Boren Scholar, dealing with the Public Healthcare System (O Sistema Unico de Saude or SUS) as well as the network of microfinance organizations working to lift people out of poverty.
She is interested in how microfinance program channels can be used to provide basic preventative healthcare services and education. She hopes to one day use her research to create sister programs in Palestine and other MENA countries in which trilateral cooperatives involving Brazilian workers can help build and improve such organizations there and encourage sustainable development.