Audrey Augenbraum, Undecided, Class of 2014

In the summer of 2011, Augenbraum interned with the Environmental and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) based in Kathmandu, Nepal after having worked in Nepal the previous three summers. ENPHO is committed to creating eco-societies by implementing community-based initiatives that build and manage sustainable water supply systems in remote areas with poor access to water. Augenbraum collected information for ENPHO’s Water and Sanitation Reference Center and helped disseminate technologies and research to the communities of the Dhulikhel area. She says, “ENPHO’s field work helps these communities to allocate their own resources in spite of a central government that does not have the capability to provide these services. I believe that is the only reasonable way to effectively allocate resources within a tumultuous political climate such as Nepal’s.”

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