2020-2021 Fellows

Obuchi Adikema

As a Vivero Fellow, Obuchi is working with Professor Celeste Miller on Digital Bridges to Dance, and in Spring 2021 is both staffing drop-in peer mentoring hours and working as an embedded peer mentor in Professor Robert Robinson’s Reading & Writing Youth Culture course.

Tess Kerkhof

Tess Kerkhof is a 4th year Studio Art/Economics Major from Iowa. A Vivero Fellow since Aug. 2020, she has collaborated on projects in academic research, oral histories, and digital archives. In her free time, she enjoys starting craft projects only to abandon them, recycling things her roommates have decided are trash, and learning more about the people she loves.

In her role as a Vivero Fellow, Tess is working with Professor Carolyn Herbst Lewis on HerbStories and with Professor Albert Lacson on a forthcoming digital project.

Maddie Matsubara

As a Vivero Fellow, Maddie has been working on the launch of the new Vivero Digital Project Peer Mentoring program, and in Spring 2021 is both staffing drop-in peer mentoring hours and working as an embedded peer mentor in Professor Karla Erickson’s I/Robot course.

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“Hi, I’m Nameera (she/her/hers). I’m a second-year intended Psychology/Computer Science major from Karachi, Pakistan. I decided to attend Grinnell because of the culture on campus and I joined Vivero because I was fascinated by the Mapping Islamophobia project that Professor Caleb Elfenbein introduced me to.”

In her role as a Vivero Fellow, Nameera is working with Professor Caleb Elfenbein on Mapping Islamophobia, and in Spring 2021 is staffing drop-in peer mentoring hours.