Jesse Cottrell (Vietnam)


Jesse Cottrell

Jesse Alejandro Cottrell (Association for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities - AEPD): Jesse began his advocacy work in San Francisco, California, working for a number of youth empowerment organizations and programs, including Park Sessions, which he helped to establish. Jesse earned a BA in Literature and Music from Bennington College in 2006. After spending three years as a bandleader and songwriter in New York City, Jesse returned to non-profit work as Associate Director and Development Coordinator at Salem Art Works, a regional arts center in Upstate New York. He was pursuing a Master of International Affairs degree at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at the time of his fellowship. After his fellowship Jesse wrote: “My time in Vietnam completely altered my course of study at Columbia. As a consequence of the work I did with AEPD, my priorities shifted. My second year of classes at Columbia reflect that shift. Such a fundamental change in academic priorities reflects an experience that is as enriching as I could have hoped for."



02 Sep

QUILTER PROFILE: LONG NGRU

The members of the women’s group were not enthusiastic when the AEPD team and I

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Posted Sep 02, 2012

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02 Sep

QUILTER PROFILE: CAO THI MEN

The following profiles a Vietnamese quilter and person with disabilities (PWD) who is a beneficiary

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Posted Sep 02, 2012

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19 Aug

AEPD PROFILE: PHAN VAN PHONG

When Phan Van Phong contracted a severe fever at age 1, doctors used powerful antibiotics

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Posted Aug 19, 2012

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19 Aug

AEPD PROFILE: LE ANH TUAN

Le Anh Tuan believes his body was weak from birth. His mother died an hour

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Posted Aug 19, 2012

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19 Aug

THE SIBLINGS PHAN

I met the Phan siblings while collecting content for a video on climate change in

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Posted Aug 19, 2012

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24 Jul

THE STORY OF NGUYEN THI CUC

Situated only 20 kilometers from what was the demilitarized zone during the American War, Quang

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Posted Jul 24, 2012

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04 Jul

BIOGAS IN QUANG BINH

When former North Vietnamese soldier Dao Thi Thuyen lost her leg during an American bombing

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Posted Jul 04, 2012

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25 Jun

DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRAINING IN QUANG BINH/ FAILURE IN RIO

“When the next big storm comes,” he said while pointing at the map of his

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Posted Jun 25, 2012

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18 Jun

FIRST DAYS IN VIETNAM

Four days after arriving in Vietnam, my face hurts from excessive smiling. The people, the

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Posted Jun 18, 2012

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