Taryn Couture, BA '11, MPA '12
Concentration: Nonprofit Management and Global Affairs
Hometown: Hinesburg, VT
“My passion for microfinance and women's issues fit perfectly with the work of I.M.A.G.E. I was excited to learn more about the program and to be a part of the great work that they are doing.”
Taryn Couture was the recipient of two scholarships from Rockefeller College. She received an award from the Arthur & Maria Kelly Smith Endowment, which provides support to deserving graduate students who choose to pursue their interest working for a public interest organization. Her studies were also funded by the Robert Herman GSPA Stipend Fund, awarded to a graduate student for academic performance and demonstrated volunteer commitment to a nonprofit, charitable organization.
Taryn’s scholarship helped to fund her internship with I.M.A.G.E. (Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity), a nonprofit that provides training and support related to domestic violence, HIV education, and female empowerment in the poorest communities in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Photos from Taryn's Journey