2022 District 29 winners

  • Dorota Budzyn from Poland studying at the University of Glasgow (UK) | Bio JPG
  • Marie Fayolle from France studying at Delft University of Technology (NL) | Bio JPG
  • Jeimmy Nataly Buitrago Leiva from Colombia studying at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ES) | Bio JPG
  • Yana Lishkova from Bulgaria studying at University of Oxford  (UK) | Bio JPG
  • Benita Nortmann from Germany and Switzerland studying at Imperial College London (UK) | Bio JPG
  • Lidia Carós Roca from Spain studying at Imperial College London (UK) | Bio JPG
  • Emma Stevenson from the United Kingdom studying at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES) | Bio JPG
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Zonta International District 29

2022 | Amelia Erhart Fellowship Celebrations ...

... in Madrid | Area 01

In January 2023 the celebration of Amelia Earhart fellows of Area 01 took place in Madrid. D29 Governor Christine Mousset and Alina Agüero Bruna, chair of the D29 Amelia Earhart Committee and member of the Zonta Club of Madrid, handed over the certificates to the award winners:

  • Nataly Buitrago from Colombia, studying at the Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona and
  • Emma Stevenson from the UK, currently at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Both are working in 'Space Debris' and how to control it but using different approaches. They are both outstanding and are very thankful to Zonta for awarding them the AE fellowship.

Professors, friends and representatives from the Colombian embassy accompanied them for a very interesting, happy and good dinner. Thank you zontians from the world for making this possible!

... in London | Area 03

In 2022 United Kingdom had four new fellows:

Zonta International District 29

For the 15th time Zonta London Club was hosting its annual Amelia Earhart Celebration dinner for the new fellows. They were joined at the dinner by five alumni fellows and members of the London club and friends. Governor Christine Mousset who was going to perform the pin ceremony, unfortunately suffered a delayed flight and arrived only in time for the dessert. Britt Gustawsson was assisted by area director Anne-Li Stjernholm in giving the new fellows their pins and diploma.

The fellows each gave a speech on their recent research and studies, and we also got an update from the alumni fellows on their work since they received their pins. These young women are impressive and women around the globe are grateful to them for breaking gender barriers. They all expressed in no uncertain terms how important the fellowship has been to them and how grateful they are to Zonta International for giving them the opportunity to attend conferences and other work-related events which would otherwise not been possible.

A raffle with prizes donated by Mandeville Hotel in London and club members will generate ca $1000 for the Amelia Earhart Endowment Fund.

Meet some of the 2021 District 29 winners

Sofia Medina Cassillas from the United States and Spain studying at University of Cambridge | Video in Spanish

Merel Vergaaij from the Netherlands studying at University of Glasgow (UK) | Video in English

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