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IPJ Student Interns Gain International Insight


Ashlen Nimmo wasn’t in Haiti when a devastating January 12 earthquake hit the capital city of Port-au-Prince and killed hundreds of thousands of people, but she’s felt very close to the situation despite living nearly 3,000 miles away.

Nimmo, set to graduate May 23 with bachelor’s degrees in sociology and Spanish and a minor in Peace & Justice Studies at the University of San Diego, has been busy. She spent her last semester as one of five spring interns for the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. One of her key tasks has been to track news coming out of three assigned countries — Honduras, Sudan and Haiti. Nimmo monitored all media stories, documented significant events and presented her findings to IPJ staff and in the Peace & Justice Update newsletter.

“There was such a huge international response,” said Nimmo about the Haiti earthquake and its aftermath. “I read a lot of news stories and academic reports. There was just so much.” (Full Story Inside USD)


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