Marcy Levy was a 1999-2000 Hart Fellow in Zimbabwe working with Inter-Country Peoples’ Aid, a non-governmental organization operating programs in peri-urban, informal settlement communities. Marcy developed and coordinated the adolescent program for the organization, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, and secured funding from Save the Children for a permanent youth program.
Marcy graduated from Duke in 1999 with a degree in History. Her documentary experience includes photographing young Kosovar Albanian refugees in the US for the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, Latino teenage mothers living in North Carolina, and immigrants from the former Soviet Union resettled in East Germany. Upon completing her Hart Fellowship, Marcy served as Hart Fellows Program Coordinator from 2000-01. From 2001-02, she worked in the Francophone division of Family Care International in New York, primarily on developing a youth-friendly health services curriculum for the National School of Public Health in Burkina Faso. In 2003, she worked in Uganda with a community-based HIV/AIDS orphan support program, in Cambodia with a joint EU/UNFPA program on adolescent health, and with Médecins Sans Frontières on a project looking at how to define and assess social, cultural, political and economic vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Marcy graduated in the spring of 2004 from Harvard’s School of Public Health with a Masters in Population and International Health. Her work during her graduate education focused on issues impacting youth in developing and post-conflict countries, primarily HIV/AIDS, migration, and human rights.
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