PhD in Leadership and Change Student Shiphrah Mutungi Akandiinda has been awarded a 2019-20 International Fellowship by The American Association of University Women (AAUW) in pursuit of her doctoral studies. The AAUW supports women leading innovative community projects that impact on women and girls globally. Shiphrah has been working in South Sudan as a Programme Director for Morning Star, a trauma awareness initiative aimed at addressing the impact of trauma resulting from decades of conflict. She has extensive experience and skills in peace building, trauma programming, and gender innovations. Shiphrah, who is in her second year in the doctoral program will be better positioned to continue serving her region with the additional skills from the doctoral studies.