- Kate Hevner Mueller Outstanding Senior Award (2019)
Nivedha Meyyappan, from Carmel, Indiana, plans to complete her IU bachelor's degree in 2019 in both International Relations and Affairs, and Human Biology, through the Schools of Global and International Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences. Meyyappan was one of 21 seniors to receive the Kate Hevner Mueller Award in 2019. During the spring of 2018, she studied abroad in Geneva Switzerland to attend the School for International Training, studying global health and development policy. While in Switzerland, she lived with a French-speaking family and attended conferences and lecture at the World Health Organization Headquarters. She also researched and presented a field-based research thesis project, titled, "The Aftermath of War: Improving Psychosocial Measures to Address Trauma in Child Refugees in the Schengen Zone.
Professionally, Meyyappan interned at the Center for Victim and Human Rights, working on the Document Retention Program. She was a research assistant at the IU Cognitive Development Lab, and completed an internship in the summer of 2017 at GHQ Communications, where she designed GlobeMed Impact Reports and analyzed branding proposals. From May 2017 to the present, she has worked as a globalhealthU Coordinator in Blooomington, Indiana, planning and implementing weekly educational discussions on global health issues, and hosting social justice and health-related events to raise awareness for global health issues on IU Bloomington's campus.