Rachel Joy

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Rachel Joy
Rachel Joy
Period at FWC January - September 2009
Field of Study International Conflict Resolution
Sending University Portland State University
Sending Professor Harry Anastasiou
Local Mentor Larry Fergeson
Achievements Youth Leader residential training, Future Worlds Center Orientation Manual, 5 year project history document for grant applications, Youth Ambassadors for the Millennium Development Goals, Active Citizens for Intercultural Dialogue, and JumpStart the Peace.



Rachel Joy was an intern at the Future Worlds Center in 2009 for 9 months between January and September.


Biography

Rachel is a Master's student in the Conflict Resolution Graduate Program at Portland State University in Portland, OR. Her research interests include civil society peacebuilding in Cyprus and international nonviolent means of conflict resolution. Other interests include languages, the opera, reading, and writing.

Future Worlds Center Projects

Rachel co-coordinated the First Annual Youth Leader Residential Training with partners at the Mediation Association and Environmental Studies Center in Cyprus. This project was part of the extensive 2 year UNDP funded Youth Activism Project that the 13 member Cyprus Network for Youth Development have undertaken.

Rachel also assisted with general administrative tasks, including gathering information for the 2008 Future Worlds Center Annual Report, updated the Orientation Manual, developed a Future Worlds Center brochure, put together a 5 year project history document for grant applications, as well as participated in meetings, workshops, research and project activities as needed, for the Youth Ambassadors for the Millennium Development Goals, Active Citizens for Intercultural Dialogue, JumpStart the Peace, and various other projects.