2012-2013 Carl Malmberg Fellow

The 2012-2013 Carl Malmberg Memorial Scholarship in African
Studies has been awarded to Ms. Lindiwe Seotsanyana from Lesotho. A
social worker by training with extensive experience in the HIV-AIDS
area, Ms. Seotsanyana has worked with non-governmental organizations and
received extensive training in Japan. She will be in residence as a
Malmberg Fellow during the fall 2012 term. Her Fellowship will include
an internship at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and an array of
educational opportunities on Pitt’s Oakland campus.

Every two years, the Carl Malmberg Fellowship Program brings an
accomplished professional from Lesotho to the University of Pittsburgh
at an early point in her or his career for an academic term of practical
professional experiences and related study. The Fellow is selected
from young professionals whose record of accomplishment in the early
stages of their career indicates strong potential for outstanding
achievement and a capacity to contribute to the development of Lesotho.
By providing future leaders an experience combining knowledge of U.S.
culture and society with current approaches in the fields in which they
work, the program provides a basis for lasting ties between
practitioners in the U.S. and their professional counterparts in
Lesotho.

The Fellowship is in memory of Carl Paul Malmberg, who served in the
Peace Corps as a teacher of mathematics and science in Lesotho, South
Africa, and later as a research technician in a U.S. Department of
Agriculture laboratory.