August 23, 2013
Anna Crumley-Effinger ’07 recently completed her first year as a Rotary Peace Fellow at Uppsala University in Sweden. She will visit Richmond next week to share her experiences with the Richmond Rotary Club.
Crumley-Effinger, who majored in international studies at Earlham, has already built an impressive resume working on initiatives related to peace and social justice. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in the Horn of Africa, with a special focus on peacebuilding in Burundi and famine relief in Somalia. She also interned with the Quaker House at the United Nations in New York City. Most recently, she completed a summer internship in the Solomon Islands.
A Quaker, Crumley-Effinger has many family connections to Earlham including her mother Stephanie ’77 (a faculty member at the Earlham School of Religion) her grandmother, Vera Crumley ’53, her siblings Max ’10 and Mary ’13 and her cousin Sandy Hartsmanngruber ’05. She grew up in Richmond and was a valedictorian at Richmond High School.
Rotary Peace Fellowships are awarded by the Rotary Peace Foundation after a competitive selection process. The awards fund either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate study at one of six Rotary Peace Centers worldwide.
Read an interview with Anna Crumley-Effinger here.