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Emma Impink '10 selected as Princeton In Africa Fellow

Emma Impink '10 was named a Princeton In Africa Fellow and will be going to Kenya for a year to work with the BOMA project.  Impink was an Africana major, Biology minor, and Centennial Scholar at Barnard, and the presentation she will do at Princeton before her stint in Kenya is based on her senior thesis supervised by Monica Miller and Brian Larkin.  She will begin work in July 2011 with The BOMA Project, a microfinance organization in northern Kenya.  BOMA’s programs are informed by their mission to improve the capacity of individuals to earn their own income.  To read more about this organization, please visit BOMA's website

On Wednesday March 30th, Impink will be giving a talk at Princeton hosted by the African Studies Department about Land Tenure and Land Use Challenges in southern Kenya.  "It should be a tremendous opportunity to explore innovative income generating projects and the potential for local communities to invest in wildlife conservation," Impink says.