Scholars and Staff

Name: Stephanie Mora Hernández
Position: Director, Oberlin Shansi Fellow
Bio: Stephanie is the current Oberlin Shansi Fellow for the 2013-2015 term. Native to Chicago, IL, USA, Stephanie attended Oberlin College and graduated in May 2013 with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Hispanic Studies. She is also a Posse Foundation alum. Stephanie worked for the Office of Residential Education for three years serving as a Resident and Village Assistant. She was heavily active in organizations while at Oberlin, including within La Alianza Latin@ and the Multicultural Resource Center. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys dancing and exploring new places. She looks forward to her time in India as well as working with the wonderful students at Lady Doak College to expand the vision and mission statement of the ISC.

Name: Anita Tiphange
Position: Coordinator of ISC, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
Bio: Anita Tiphagne is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and teaches papers in Social Work, Sociology and Human Rights. She is responsible for the international partnerships of Lady Doak College and the Service Learning initiatives. Anita looks at ISC as a space for vibrant student engagements with a multi cultural global focus. She believe the ISC is a platform for students to discover, nurture, and work towards their own dreams and also society's aspirations. She also sees the ISC engaged in facilitating transformative education.

Name: Deborah Christina

Position: Coordinator of ISC, Assistant Professor of English
Bio: Deborah Christina serves her alma mater as an Assistant Professor at the Department of English. She is responsible for organizing various international and intercultural activities as well as facilitating and coordinating student exchange and international service learning programs. She also strives to make the programs of the ISC provide the impetus for the young aspirants to achieve international competence and recognition.

Name: Jansi Rani
Position: Graduate Assistant
Bio: Jansi received her undergraduate diploma at Lady Doak College in 2003. She continued her studies at LDC and obtained her postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Development in 2004. After graduation, Jansi started her career at LDC as an department assistant and later worked with the Centre for Outreach Programmes. She enjoys working with international teams as well as interacting with LDC’s students. Outside of her work at ISC, she loves to dance, travel, play sports (swimming and skating), and spend time with her family.

Name: Jill Reese
Position: Visiting Researcher
Bio: Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Jill started her relationship with LDC in 2005 while on an academic trip with Pacific University, her undergraduate institution. She is currently studying Tamil visual culture for a PhD in Anthropology from University College London. Many bright students highly involved within the ISC served as Research Assistants for Jill’s fieldwork. Jill considers LDC, particularly the ISC, her home away from home.


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