Dinah Dodds Endowment for International Education

The Dinah Dodds Endowment for International Education provides grants to students to allow them to conduct research on a Lewis & Clark overseas program and extend and enhance their study abroad experience. The endowment is intended to support work that significantly enhances the student’s overseas experience through research, problem solving, and/or collaboration

The fund also provides faculty grants to enhance specific programs—for example, by covering unbudgeted equipment or technology, seminars, and other educational resources.

The endowment was established by Missy Vaux Hall in honor of Dinah Dodds, professor emerita of German. “Through the years, I’ve been struck by the depth of Dinah’s engagement at Lewis & Clark and by her dedication to her students,” says Hall, a longtime friend of Dodds. “This endowment honors Dinah’s commitment and carries forward her legacy in international education.” Hall spent a year overseas when she was in college and understands the impact that such an experience can have on a student’s life. “I’m very committed to international education as a way to foster mutual problem solving and collaboration in this world,” she says. “If anything, it’s going to be more and more critical for people to have that experience, and I’m happy that this endowment will support that.”

The application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2024 by 4pm PST for students on Fall 2024 programs

Dinah Dodds Application

Contribute to the Dinah Dodds Fund

Recent Recipients

Spring 2024

  • Lily Schainker “Exploring the Coral Ecosystem at Different Depths and Contributing to the Heron Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef.”
  • Jackson Gamby and Lilah Shapiro: “Nudibranch Diversity on the Sunshine Coast.” 

Fall 2023

  • Allison Gabelman: Exploration of Mural Artists in Athens & Gallery Space Exhibition
  • Charlotte Ostrov: Athens Jazz Scenes: Musical Trends & Practices in Presentational Versus Semi-Participatory Performance Spaces
  • Max Reed: Tiger Conservation & The Displacement of Forest Dwelling Communities
  • Alaryx Tenzer: Exploring and Embodying the French Riviera: Bringing the Art of the Mediterranean Home to the Pacific Northwest
  • Naledi Wiberg: Green Gentrification in Berlin

Spring 2023

  • Liam Kruchten: Analysis of French Pedagogical Methods in Higher Education
  • Britney Li: Clashing Actors and Exceptional Lives: One Humanitarian NGO’s Approach to Transforming Space and Time in the North Aegean

Fall 2022

  • Sonya Lee and Topher Olson: Education Advocacy: Methods of Overcoming Barriers to Education in Tanzania
  • Priyanka Tomlinson and Ashley Phan: Women’s Health, Empowerment, & Support: Exploring Postcolonial Feminism in Tanzania.
  • Zoe Camporaso​: Human and Soil Health in Upland Indigenous​ ​Communities in the Chiang Mai Region

Spring 2022

  • Rhiannon Griffiths: Examining plastic pollution, environmental education and sustainability in Cameroon
  • Cady Kurtz-Miott: History and Photo-Ethnography of Bird Species in the Galapagos Islands
  • Cody Bowen: Guns, Germs, and Copper: The Recreation of Organometallic, Antibiotic Remedies from the Middle Ages, Egypt, and Ancient Arabia in Search of Innovation for Future Medicine
  • Amalia Boselova: Deepen Your Relationship: Insight into the Connection Between Nature and Humans and the Potential for Reciprocal Healing in Waponi, Amazon, Ecuador

Fall 2019

  • Grace Anderson & Margot Chirayath: What can Waste Management in Banaras Reveal About its Inhabitants?
  • Makayla Simmer & Sam Smith: Investigating the peripheral impacts of small women’s groups on Tanzania’s natural resources
  • Nicole Vannewkirk: Graffiti Culture in Athens and its Impact on Activism

Spring 2019

  • Amatullah Aman: The “New” Black Morocco
  • Annika Clunk: Sustainable Europe 2030
  • Ashley Coskey: Immigration in Italy: Tension and Rejection Facing a Growing Multi-Ethnic Population
  • Mia Eichel: Linguistic Ideologies in Urban and Rural Morocco
  • Erik Nilsen: Visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – Close Encounters with Australian Semi-Wildlife
  • Sarah Isenberg: May you live in Interesting times: An exploration of art and social justice at the 2019 Venice Biennale
  • Kaitlyn Vlahoulis: European Parliament: Working Hard at an Intergovernmental Level or or Hardly Working at the Supranational Level?

Fall 2018

  • Emma Celebrezze: Diverse Expressions of Mythic Trope: A Comparison of Faeries in Scottish Folktale and Video Game Lore
  • Nicole Godbout: Examining Voluntary Sustainability Certifications in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Cole Harris and Adaira Grohs: Local Perceptions in Arusha on Tanzanian Electronic Cash
  • Gwen Wilson: Support based community organizing for effective change in Chile

Spring 2018

  • Samantha Bereny: Understanding the structural aspects of venom biology through advanced imaging practices
  • Ronan Hall: The Sanya Archive Project; Life Experiences and Memories of Tokyo’s Elderly Homeless Population
  • Maya Hernandez: Reckoning with the rhetoric behind the “criminal immigrant” narrative
  • Cora Layman: Life as a Venom Biologist: Understanding the Practices and Techniques of Utilizing Venom

Fall 2017

  • Alexandra Macmillan: The Mystery of the Indian Female Dirtbag: A study of the Women of India’s Climbing Community
  • Evelyn Newman: Agroecology and Sustainable Farming Practices – Seed Production

Spring 2017

  • Emily Hayes-Rich: Migration of Water: The History and Transformation of the Moroccan Acequia
  • Madeline Frawley: Understanding the Cultural and Ecological Impacts of Mining in Ecuador
  • Nicolas Read: A study of Germany’s refugee integration

Spring 2016

  • Geneva Karr: The Coin Finds of an Ancient Roman Villa
  • Anacapri Mauro: Risk Communication and Perceptions in Regions Surrounding Volcano Tungurahua

Fall 2015

  • Cassandra Broadwin: Skateboarding in India: A Study of Placemaking
  • Evan Ganick: Raga’s and Tala’s Effect on Body and Mind
  • Nicole Huizinga: Gender in Medicine Research in Germany
  • Caroline Gray: Hindu Nationalism and Identity Politics in Delhi

Spring 2015

  • Sam Alexander: Feasibility Study for a Renewable Energy Project in la Habana
  • Sasha Bishop: Genetic Diversity of Amphinectidae in Private Land Reserves
  • Mayana Bonapart: Las Compañeras del Campo
  • Gabriella Seltzer: Ecotourism, Conservation and Power in Senegal’s Sine Saloum Delta
  • Spring 2015 Senegal Participants: Mangrove protection and sustainable oyster farming in Sokone

Fall 2014

  • Jasmine Nyende: Fit, Form, Function: Art as a Manifestation of Change and a Cultural Study of Vietnam
  • Ellie Olitsky: The Art of Discussing Pollution in China

Summer 2014

  • Sam Alexander & Cat Volpe: A Photo-Ethnography of of the Oñacapac Community in Ecuador
  • Christopher Shauinger: Indigenous Medicines in Ecuador

Spring 2014

  • Ian Blair:  Soul Wars: Surveying Far Eastern Russia’s Religious Landscape in the Post-Moratorium Period of the “Law of Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations”
  • Marissa Burke: History, Biography, and Interpretations of Alsatian Poetry

Fall 2013

  • Francis Donnelly, Chile: Relato Relativo: Exploring the history of U.S. political and commercial
    influence in Latin America
  • Jesenya Maldoando, Chile: Cultivating Community: The Urban Farming Experience in Santiago de Chile
  • McKenzie Phelan, Spain: Sidra & the Asturian Language: Lexical Nexus of Tradition and Production 

  • Eva Ramsey, East Africa:  Unraveling Marine Ecosystem Conservation in Tanzania

Spring 2013

  • Erika Andal-James, London: The Inclusive Job Conference: No One Left Behind 2013
  • Raina Blumenthal, Ecuador: Studying Mobile Surgery/Dr. Edgar Rodas
  • Ciarra D’Onofrio & Maia Erickson, Morocco: Internship with the Amal Women’s Training Center in Marrakesh
  • Sita Fidler, Ecuador: The Correa Paradox: Plurality and Conflict in Ecuadorian Politics
  • Kathryn George, Ecuador: Integration of Cinterandes Foundation, Ecuadorian Medical Plants and Lewis & Clark College
  • Malcolm Hecht, Ecuador: Artistic Growth of the Children of El Arenal
  • Erik Lundgren, Ecuador: Studying Mobile Surgery/Dr. Edgar Rodas
  • Andrew Reetz, France: Science, Magic and Terrior: The “Natural” Wine Movement in France and Allied Regions
  • Tom Rodrigues, Ecuador: Cuenca Bike Map: Cycling Communities of Cuenca

Fall 2012

  • Dale Forrister, Chile program: Registry of Endemic Flora and Fauna in the V region of Chile
  • Julian Michael Cross & Ted Hamilton, Chile program: Perceptions and Mitigation Strategies: Geohazards in South Central Chile
  • Bryan Sebok, Ecuador program; Documentary Pilot Program

Summer 2012

  • Emily Whitson, Ecuador Program: Center for the Promotion and Action of Women (CEPAM) outreach program in Esmeraldas

Spring 2012

  • Claire Carver, Ecuador program: Galapagos Island Informational Installment at the Zoologico Amáru , Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Julia Cosgrove, Ecuador program: Arachnid bio-geography and conservation
  • Alexandria Moore, Ecuador program:  Biocentinela: Organic Shrimp Farming in Ecuador
  • Erika Peregrine, London Program: Adventures in musicology – in search of Hildegard von Bingen
  • Veronica Lu’ukia Nakanelua, New Zealand program, spring semester 2011/12:  “I am the River”: Indigenous Ecological Knowledge, Practice, and Rights
  • Greg Hermann, New Zealand program:  Digital documentation of life in New Zealand

Spring 2011

  • Oren Kosansky, Morocco program:  International Research in Morocco: Student Participation in the Rabat Genizah Project
  • Alexandra Elliot Olson, Morocco program: Tools for Tolerance: Human Rights Education in Casablanca, Morocco and (2) Association Action Jeunesse.

Fall 2011

  • Danielle Nicole Blechert, India program: Educating Street Children in India