Meet the 2019 BCF Fellows!

Global Partners is thrilled to announce our 2019 fellows – Harrison Fuller and Piper Lowinger! Originating from a partnership between the Brethren Community Foundation, Global Partners, and Whittier College, the fellowship program is a one-of-a kind opportunity for talented and passionate students to experience authentic grassroots community-driven development in East Africa via the work of Global Partners and our partner communities.

Thanks to the generosity of the Brethren Community Foundation, the fellows will not only immerse themselves in East African culture but also play an active role in the development process. After learning about the history and culture of Tanzania and examining the successes and failures of international development to date, Piper and Harrison will travel to Tanzania to assess the sustainability of many of Global Partners’ historical projects. They will present the results of their work at the First Annual Community Development Forum in Tanzania.

Piper and Harrison are incredible young adults, and we are happy to share their bios with you!

Harrison: My name is Harrison Fuller, and I am from Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently, I am a sophomore with declared majors in both Political Science (with International Relations concentration) and Applied Philosophy. These majors, combined with my background in civil service and public speaking, will hopefully provide me with the tools necessary to become an agent of positive change in foreign affairs. My primary focus is humanitarian assistance, specifically in the areas of reducing poverty, reducing violence against women, and youth in development. I want to help, encourage, and nurture those without a voice, those who cannot fend or provide for themselves. My goal is to provide the education, healthcare, immigration resources, and other sustainable development necessary for communities across the globe to become self-sufficient, productive, and most of all, violence-free.

Piper: My name is Piper Lowinger and I am a Third Year at Whittier College studying international business, sustainable community development, and French. I am also a leading member of Whittier College’s Model United Nations delegation and a Peer Career Advisor in Whittier College’s Career Center. I lead a life of dedication and service to my community, and since beginning my college career, I have realized that the community in which I will continue to serve others is global in scope. I want to experience firsthand the effects of how serving with integrity and compassion will lead communities to realize and actualize their own capability to create lasting change. My motivation is to honestly learn how to interpret need and deliver help effectively and efficiently.


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