IDCE Students Profiles

Helaine Alon (ES&P '2011)
IDCE Fellow

Helaine Alon (USA/Isreal) graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in international health and development with a minor in anthropology. During her undergraduate studies, Alon was a student organizer around issues of international trade justice and global health. Most recently she worked in Israel with an NGO called Bustan, where she coordinated volunteers and assisted the Children’s Power Project, providing solar panels to Bedouin families who lacked access to electricity, all in order to care for the children’s health needs. Her research interests include environmental health, sustainable food systems, indigenous rights, and traditional medicine.