Student Fellows

Olivia NicholsOlivia Nichols '13 is a double major in English and Anthropology with a concentration in African Studies. She will be studying abroad in Morocco next fall and hoping to focus an independent study on women’s issues in Arabic speaking communities. She hopes that being part of the African Studies fellowship will better integrate her English and Anthropology majors and their bearing on her view of Africa.

Olivia works for the Department of Multicultural Life as a mentor and represents the DML on the IGC Student Council. She also enjoys being a member of Kilt Krew and Mac SUPER.

Leah PlummerLeah Plummer '13is a history major with a concentration in African Studies.

She loves playing in the African Music Ensemble at Macalester and hopes to study abroad in Ghana in the fall to learn more about the historical context of the music.

On campus, she is involved in MULCH, the community garden organization, and a student initiative to bring chickens to campus.

Rachel MuellerRachel Mueller '13 is an anthropology major with a music minor and African Studies concentration. She lived in Mbabane, Swaziland attending Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa for two years after graduating high school, where she studied Geography and Music. She enjoys being a part of the African Music Ensemble. Rachel also works as a Resident Assistant with first-year students and volunteers with Somali immigrant populations through Jane Addams School for Democracy.

Danait TeklayDanait Teklay '13 is an International Studies major with a concentration in African Studies. She was born in Germany but is of Eritrean descent and lived there for much of her childhood. She is interested in immigration and asylum policies concerning East Africans. She works for the Department of Multicultural Life as an Emerging Scholars Program mentor. She is an active member of Afrika! and Amnesty International.