Dec 7, 2013
Emily Johnson (left) with her host sister during the Botswana Program's weekend home stay in the village of Mochudi.
When Beloit College student Emily Johnson submitted her senior thesis to the Journal of Undergraduate International Studies for publication, she had to edit it to fit within the journal’s page requirements.
"I cut out the boring stuff," she joked, and her research paper on the politics of land policy formulation in Uganda and Botswana was one of seven papers published in the journal's Spring 2013 issue.
Looking at all that Johnson has done this year, there's not much "boring stuff" to be found. Along with being published, she graduated from Beloit, was awarded one of the college's prestigious Weissberg Fellowships, and in June took off to East Africa to work on a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Uganda.
Johnson's passion for research and for learning about Africa and development issues is evident, and she said that participating in the ACM Botswana Program was a pivotal experience. Read more
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