Kacey Young Eichelberger was a Hart Fellow in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2000-2001 with the Oak Zimbabwe Foundation and Inter-Country Peoples’ Aid (IPA), a local development organization that works in Harare’s peri-urban informal settlements. She worked on all aspects of the grant-making process with an emphasis on evaluating field-based projects across Zimbabwe, and she primarily focused on the effects of HIV on the lives of Zimbabwean children.
Kacey graduated from Duke in 2000 with a degree in Social Justice and Community Activism. While at Duke she studied categories of political, economic, and social exclusion and ways in which communities have organized themselves to enact positive structural change. Kacey worked closely with organizations that serve people living with HIV/AIDS, children with developmental disabilities, and migrant farm workers in eastern North Carolina. After returning from Zimbabwe, Kasey taught kindergarten in Charleston, South Carolina. She then went on to pursue her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina and with the intention of running a non-profit medical clinic in the rural South.
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