Eleanor Jones (Research Fellow)
VIA Fellow


Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
Bachelor of Arts, Major: Global Studies (May 2016)
Concentrations: International Development, Gender and Women’s Studies
● Minor: Environmental Studies
● Cumulative GPA: 3.8/4.0
● Honors and Awards: Dean’s List (2012 – 2016); Magna Cum Laude; Alumnae Association’s Outstanding Senior        Award; Outstanding Achievement in Global Studies; CSC
Award for General Service
● Intercultural Leadership Certificate Program (September 2014 – 2016)

Fulbright Fellow (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
English Teaching Assistant (August 2017- June 2018)
● Create and implement lesson plans to instruct pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate English classes in speaking and listening for Mongolian students at the
University of Life Sciences in Ulaanbaatar.
● Assist Mongolian co-teacher with 16 teaching hours
● Completed one month, in-country orientation centering on English teaching training and Mongolian language       and culture
● Participated in one week Fulbright Orientation in Washington, DC prior to placement

Open Arms Home for Children (Komga, South Africa)
Full-Time Volunteer (August 2016- June 2017)
● Resided with and aided in the rearing of 54 at-risk children from the age of 3 months to 18 years in order to maximize welfare
● Provided educational support in Mathematics and English to ensure academic success in primary and high school
● Monitored health care needs and coordinated the administration of medication to ensure proper care-taking

Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL), Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
Program Coordinator (August 2015 – May 2016)
Student Worker/Study Abroad Peer Advisor (August 2014 – May 2015)
● Created multi-media projects to promote events, study abroad courses, and other activities sponsored by CWIL
● Authored, provided, and presented informational packets to be used by prospective study abroad students and future study abroad advisors
● Designed and published a photographic guide to student living in Durban, South Africa
● Coordinated and organized 23 student study abroad peer advisors for improving the experiences of study abroad students

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI), Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
Global Women’s Leadership Student Program Coordinator (May 2015 – July 2015)
● Assisted in coordinating the logistics of 20 women from the Middle East and North Africa for a five-week State Department funded Global Women’s Leadership Institute
● Assisted with the preparation for the SUSI Global Women’s Leadership Conference at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C.
● Served as a resident advisor to program participants by being responsive in emergency situations, upholding SUSI guidelines and serving as a host and ambassador of the United States

University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
International Studies Abroad (July 2013 – June 2014)
● Acquired skills that promote ease in adaptability to different cultures
● Attended lectures that specifically addressed South African and African culture, society, and politics
● Anthropology: Culture and Society in Africa
● Political Science: International Politics
● Introduction to Community Development

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI), Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
Global Women’s Leadership Student Participant (June 2014 – July 2014)
● Participated in a five-week, State Department sponsored academic institute on Global Women’s Leadership
● Attended professional skills workshops, lectures, and panels to develop leadership skills
● Developed intercultural communication skills by living with 20 women from the Middle East and North Africa
● Designed a capstone project focused on developing a marketing campaign to raise funds for the YWCA of South Bend, IN

Global Enterprise Experience (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Student Participant, Saint Mary’s College (May 2015)
● Competed in a three-week entrepreneurial competition with an international team of eight members from countries that varied in size and economic status
● Collaborated cross-nationally online to collectively write a business concept proposal for a good or service that would benefit those who are considered vulnerable in a particular society

SheCab Fundraising Initiative, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
SUSI Student Participant Representative (March 2015 – May 2016)
● Accompanied Saint Mary’s College faculty to Amman, Jordan for one week
● Designed, organized and implemented a fundraiser to support and promote SheCab – a female taxi company startup which will provide safe transportation for women in Jordan
● Presented SheCab at the 2015 SUSI Global Women’s Leadership Conference at the U.S. State Department to promote intercultural exchanges through the Study of the U.S. Institute
● Collaborated to create a promotional video that was presented at the State Department to emphasize the importance of cross-cultural exchanges (
● Participated in a live, State Department-sponsored global webinar to promote entrepreneurship and the power of cultural exchange
● Promotional Interview:
● Recorded Webinar:

Food Recovery Network, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
Project Commissioner/Student Assistant (August 2014 – May 2016)
● Recruited and coordinated volunteers to delegate and implement the duties of the Food Recovery Program
● Delivered extra food to local homeless shelter to eliminate food waste on Saint Mary’s campus
● Inventoried over 5,300 pounds of excess food from the campus dining hall for accurate record keeping of food recovered

Going Green Committee, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
Student Committee Member (October 2015– May 2016)
● Participated in the coalition of faculty and staff that gather to discuss potential campus improvement towards sustainability.
● Drafted and presented a composting initiative proposal for the campus of Saint Mary’s College to prevent food waste

Food Bank of Northern Indiana (South Bend, IN)
Volunteer (Spring 2013 and Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)
● Distributed food in the pantry for local patrons
● Inventoried and sorted donated goods to be packaged and bought by other agencies
● Prepared food collection bags to be delivered to houses in the nearby communities for food donations

LeadHer, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
Panelist (September 2015)
● Participated in an interactive panel discussion on the topics of fearless leadership, transitions in life, and the power of women mentorship with the Lieutenant Governor of Indiana and her Chief of Staff