Arts & Sciences junior selected to relief initiative

Junior Candace Girod, majoring in women, gender and sexuality studies in Arts & Sciences, has been selected as one of 50 United States students to the Oxfam America CHANGE Initiative.

Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice.

Each year, Oxfam’s CHANGE Initiative brings together some of the most gifted and committed student activists in the United States.

These students commit to engage with Oxfam for an entire academic year beginning with a weeklong advocacy and leadership training program.

The purpose of the week is to develop students’ skills, expand their knowledge of global issues and provide them with tangible work that they can undertake upon their return to campus.

This year’s training took place July 18-24 in Boston.