Rachel Hyppolite '18, who recently graduated from Colorado College as a neuroscience major and music minor, has been awarded a highly competitive, yearlong Princeton in Asia Fellowship to teach at Deebuk School in Phang Nga, Thailand.
Princeton in Asia’s mission is to promote goodwill and understanding and to facilitate the free interchange of the best ideals in the civilizations of both East and West. The organization aims to foster “mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities.”
Founded in 1898, PiA sponsors more than 150 fellowships and internships in 21 countries, and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. The essence of PiA is to provide transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and to serve the needs of Asia as determined by host institutions and Asian partners.
PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations that contribute to important global issues at the local level: education, public health, environmental sustainability, access to information/media, economic development and social justice. Fellowships are the means of fostering person-to-person diplomacy, enhancing mutual understanding, contributing to communities with unmet needs and providing transformative experiences for fellows and host communities.
Hyppolite joins Miles Cooper ’17 as a Colorado College Princeton in Asia fellow. Cooper worked in Cambodia with ChildFund, an organization that promotes children’s rights, during the 2017-18 fellowship cycle.