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Jennifer Zelnick

Class of 2012-2013

About Jennifer

updated 6/2013: Hailing from South Orange, New Jersey, Jennifer Zelnick graduated from Haverford College in May 2012 with a BA in Anthropology, a minor in Spanish, and a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Jennifer wrote her thesis on the relationship between violence, HIV, and individual subjectivity in Bali, Indonesia,thanks to a generous research grant from Haverford’s Center for Peace and GlobalCitizenship. At Haverford, Jennifer served as her class representative to the Board of Managers, chaired for two years the Joint Student Administration Alcohol Policy Panel (JSAAPP), the governing body that educates the community about the school’salcohol policy and procedures, and chaired Survivors of Assault and Rape (SOAR), a student-run support group and advocacy group, for three years. Additionally Jenniferserved as an Honor Code Orienteer, teaching incoming freshmen about Haverford’ssocial and academic Honor Code. A life-long singer, Jennifer participated in both acappella as well as the school’s select Chamber Choir. As a Luce Scholar, Jennifer lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she works as a Policy Officer for KHANA (formerly known as the Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance) and studies Khmer. At KHANA, Jennifer conducts public health and policy research, specifically related to most-at-risk-populations, especially people who use drugs and entertainment workers. Jennifer is especially interested in the ways in which these marginalized individuals interact with the law and relevant government bodies and experience both internal and external stigma.

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