Courtney T. Wittekind
Current Place of Residence: Mason, OH
University: Carnegie Mellon University
Other Information: Courtney T. Wittekind, Mason, graduated from Carnegie Mellon in May with majors in sociocultural anthropology and art. Her work in art, activism and anthropology has been focused on behalf of displaced persons and refugees. She is currently working at the Brookings Institution, following work with the U.N. High Commission for Refugees field office in Myanmar. During her time at Carnegie Mellon she was a news editor on the school newspaper and served on its editorial board. She also created arts initiatives in an impoverished neighborhood in Pittsburgh, as well as one in Nicaragua, leading to young people in each sharing their art with each other. She also studied in Thailand on a Boren Scholarship.