Ellen Eischen 1999-2000, Hart Fellow

Ellen Eischen was a 1999-2000 Hart Fellow based in Jena, Germany. Her Hart Fellowship, co-sponsored by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, enabled her to work in a local social service agency, the Jena Methodist Social Service Program, which promotes Aussiedler integration. Aussiedler are ethnic Germans immigrating to Germany from the former Soviet Union and former Eastern Block countries.

Ellen graduated from Duke in 1998. In 1997, she participated in the Hart Leadership Program’s Refugee Action Project in Croatia. Following graduation, Ellen received a Fulbright Fellowship to research the reintegration of Aussiedler into Germany. Until 2001, Ellen continued her work with the Jena Methodist Social Service Program in Germany. Ellen then joined L’Arche Noah Sealth community in Seattle, where she worked and lived with people with developmental disabilities.

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