Because Hamiltonians Make Change: Mary Phillips ’11

Her path to a job with a nonprofit in Ethiopia began with Hamilton and a prestigious Watson Fellowship, with several career stops en route. Mary Phillips ’11 is a technical advisor for a program that expands access to contraception for married teens.

Adolescents 360, which also operates in Tanzania and Nigeria, is a project led by Population Services International, and until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Phillips lived and worked in Ethiopia. She’s temporarily working from the U.S., missing the field work but pushing ahead with the project. Its success lies in the way it reaches married 15- to 19-year-old girls and women.

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