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Population Institute Selects Second Werner Fornos Fellow

December 08, 2014

The Population Institute today proudly announced the selection of Katherine Northcott as the Institute’s second Werner Fornos Fellow.  Northcott recently returned from serving two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, where she worked as a Community Health Development Agent.  Prior to joining the Peace Corps, she attended Northwestern University, where she received a B.A. in Economics, African Studies, and French and interned with sexual health organizations in Chicago. Northcott will be assisting in the preparation of several upcoming reports.

The Werner Fornos Fellowship program was established in 2013 to honor Werner Fornos, who served as president of the Population Institute from 1982 to 2005.  Fornos passed away on January 16, 2013, following a lengthy illness.  During his years of service at the Population Institute, Fornos was a powerful advocate for the United Nations Population Fund and U.S. international family planning assistance. Fornos was the recipient of several honors, including the 2003 United Nations Population Award. Fornos Fellowships are extended to recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in the fields of population, family planning, or reproductive health.

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