Nomi Teutsch ’11 received a Faiths Act Fellowship from the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. This year-long, paid international fellowship brings together exceptional future leaders inspired by faith to serve as interfaith ambassadors for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with particular focus on malaria. Fellows build partnerships across faith lines in their home countries to show the world how faith can be a positive global force in the 21st century, and they work in local NGOs to mobilize communities to take part in malaria-focused, multi-faith action.
Teutsch grew up in a vibrant, diverse neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. A progressive Jewish activist who is fluent in Hebrew, she majored in philosophy at Wesleyan. She has worked with a number of nonprofit organizations including the Center for Constitutional Rights, Encounter, J Street, and Shining Hope for Communities. As a volunteer, she has worked with incarcerated women in Connecticut and has led campus activism around issues of violence against women.