Ian Speers '17 awarded fellowships to work with Americares in Africa

Ian Speers '17 is the recipient of funding from two fellowships to continue his anthropological work after graduating from Dartmouth.

Speers was awarded the Richard D. Lombard '53 Public Service Fellowship and the Paul L. '83 and Neil McGorrian Fellowship to complete a global health and emergency response fellowship with Americares. The Lombard Public Service Fellowship is administered by the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Dartmouth Center for Service and the Paul and Neil McGorrian Fellowship is administered through Scholarship Advising.

Americares is an NGO that focuses on emergency response, community health, access to medicine, and clinical programs - a great opportunity for Speers to merge his passions for global health programs, medicine, emergency response, and medical anthropology.

He will be working in Liberia with their country team for half of the year and then will be spending the rest of the year with the Africa and Middle East Programs Team, which will be based out of their headquarters in Connecticut.