Willow Faulkner , SU Graduate Student, Maxwell School, Public administration Major

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Research Assistant - Emergency Communication (E911) Governance and Operation

Email : wafaulkn@syr.edu

Willow Faulkner is a Research Assistant at the Burton Blatt Institute where she is working on the Emergency Communication (E911) Governance and Operation in Central New York. She is also working as an Information Specialist Intern at the Onondaga County Human Rights Commission.

Willow is currently a graduate student at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs pursuing her Masters in Public Administration. She graduated with honors from Syracuse University with a dual degree in International Relations, focusing on International Laws and Organizations and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Citizenship and Civic Engagement, focusing on race relations in U.S. society. She was also a member of the International relations honor society Sigma Iota Rho and a McNair Scholar. 

Previously, willow was an Intern at Wola Nani in Cape Town South Africa, an NGO that works with women who are HIV positive, working to employ them in one of their programs, providing after school child care, free clinics in the Cape Town area, and educational outreach programs. While at Wola Nani, Willow helped organize the Cape Town World Aids Day, which raised donations, organized the speakers and the catering for the event. She also conducted research on the influence race has on peoples stigmas regarding HIV testing and Anti-Retroviral treatments. 

Prior to Wola Nani, Willow worked at the North Side Learning Center, a local organization that teaches English as a second language to refugees. There she helped organize the NGO’s annual dinner, helped raise donations for programs, worked as an aid in English as a second language classrooms where she also acted as a mentor to students.

Willow has also interned for UNICEF in Florence Italy where she worked with other interns to create human rights educational programs for primary school children, organize fundraisers, and implement fundraiser.