About Us

Hannah Brier is a first year student at Clark University from South Portland, Maine. She is undeclared for her major but considering International Development and Social Change or Education. Her topic for this blog is female genital mutilation (FGM), specifically looking at how the practice has come to be practiced in the Western world.


Carly Dillis is a sophomore at Clark University in Worcester, MA. She is an International Development and Social Change major with a Political Science minor. Her blog posts will focus on the intersectionality of women’s health with other development issues such as, education, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality rate, population growth, etc.


Dory McMillan is a first year student at Clark University, from Plainfield, Massachusetts. She is undeclared as of yet, but is considering a major in Public Health. Her blog will focus on maternal health worldwide.


Layan Sherif is a sophomore at at Clark University. She is currently undeclared, but would most probably major in International Development with a concentration in Public Health, and minor in Management. She was born and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Her blog focuses on the practice of sexual cleansing.


Lila Sorenson is a first year student at Clark University from Seattle Washington. As of now she is undeclared for her major, but considering psychology with a possible concentration in women and gender studies. Her blog focuses on the health care rights for transgender women. More specifically focussing on the HIV risks among transgender women, and the lack of health care provided for transgender women in general.


Sara Vera-Cruz is a first year student from Massachusetts  studying International Development. For this blog project, she will analyze the various factors that negatively impact maternal health and how certain development approaches have impacted health rights for women around the globe.


Elyse Wyatt is a first year student at Clark University from Rochester, New York. She is studying International Development and Women’s and Gender Studies, and her blog focuses on the serious impact of female genital mutilation (FGM) on the health of women worldwide.