Fulbright Malinee Neelamegam and team win innovation fund competition
Fulbright Malinee Neelamegam and a team of nine Department of State alumni from Asia recently won the 2013 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund competition. The grant is offered by the Department of State to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges.
The team’s project entitled “Empowered to teach” and the goal of the project is to uplift the education standards among Malaysian indigenous communities by empowering young people from within the indigenous communities to provide pre-school and after school education within their own village.
Ms. Neelamegam is earning a master of public degree with dual concentration in epidemiology and global health practice from the USF College of Public Health.