Sarah Leeper 2005-2006

Sarah Leeper graduated from Duke University in 2003 with a major in developmental psychology and coursework in education, photography, and medicine. She spent time with children as a remedial language arts tutor in Durham public schools, as a Guardian Ad Litem with abused and neglected children in the North Carolina court system, as a caretaker at summer camps for children with HIV and other chronic illnesses, and in various patient care projects at the Duke Medical Center.

After graduation, Sarah worked for a year as a language facilitator in the Duke Hospital School’s classroom for the hearing impaired, where she taught deaf children audio-verbal and literacy skills through photography and personal narratives. She spent two years in Durban, South Africa, as a Hine Fellow with the Children’s Rights Centre, working with youth who are HIV-positive and documenting their experience of living positively. She is especially interested in empowering children to be active participants in their own health care and to share their knowledge with others through words and photographs.

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