Abayo to Study Africa’s Role in Global Affairs with Carnegie Fellowship | Nebraska today

Aline Abayo, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, obtained a full-time research internship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, CC

Abayo is a senior graduate in integrated sciences, with a concentration in agricultural economics, from Kigali, Rwanda. She is a member of the University Honors Program and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources’ Undergraduate Scholars Program, a unique exchange program that has helped Rwandan students study priority subjects identified by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Resources. animal.

Abayo’s passion for international economics and agricultural policy was inspired by his research on the economics of coffee prices, conducted under the guidance of Lia Nogueira, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics. Her undergraduate experience has included opportunities to develop research skills, including her service as a Clayton Yeutter Institute Student Fellow, Bureau of Business Research Fellow, and Research Assistant at the University of Nebraska. His project “Effects of Changing Rainfall Patterns on Soil Nutrients and Crop Yield” also received support from the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences program.

“Aline’s story demonstrates the success of our efforts to mobilize all ONE undergraduate students in knowledge co-creation,” said Amy Goodburn, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Education. “The N2025 The strategic plan prioritizes experiential learning to prepare our students to solve the critical issues facing Nebraska and the world. We hope that many ONE students will be inspired by Aline’s journey to success.

As a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in the Africa Program, Abayo will explore the economic, social, and political factors shaping the African region today. She is particularly interested in understanding issues related to climate change, trade agreements and investments. According to the Carnegie Endowment, the Africa program helps “regional and international political actors strengthen their contributions to a prosperous and stable African future”.

Gaither Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working within Carnegie’s research programs. The fellowship program provides substantial work experience for students who have a serious professional interest in international affairs, including opportunities to conduct research for publication and to participate in meetings and briefings with representatives of the government. Approximately 13 trainees are selected each year for the national competition program.

Participating institutions are invited to nominate former graduates or recent alumni. In Nebraska, the Office of National and International Scholarships advises and nominates undergraduate applicants for 30 supported scholarships and fellowships. For more information, students and members of the campus community can contact Courtney Santos, Director of National and International Scholarships, at [email protected]

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