[Grace in the SS office at Tsegyalgar East, photo by Jacqueline Gens]
Grace Engelman, a sophomore at Brown University, is working 18+ hours a week as an intern at Shang Shung Institute. She comes to us with an impressive CV already with community organizational skills and social justice advocacy on a number of topics for which she has been cited for distinguished performance.
Born and raised in Conway, MA, Grace is interested in women's reproductive health and rights and contemplative studies. She is already in the thick of things working closely with Caroline and Bret on a number of projects.
We look forward to interviewing Grace about her experience. Shang Shung has a long history of providing internships to college students. Dan Pederson, a student at Umass, in the early 1990's created a year-long independent study transferring our first Tibetan medicine program from analog cassette tapes to digital recordings. Another intern from Hampshire College, Joey Mella, worked on cultivating a Tibetan herbal garden eventually becoming a full-time student at the Institute in the newly formed four-year Tibetan Medicine program.