Betselot Wondimu was selected as the second runner up for the 2018 National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) Student Achievement Award for his paper titled “Coping with Death Among Second-Generation American Youth: An Ethnographic Review”. The purpose of his paper was to explore how second-generation Americans interpret differential cultural practices in light of death; frame their understanding and experiences of death; and navigate bereavement independently in their surrounding society.
Betselot Wondimu is a senior pursuing a dual-degree in Anthropology and Public Health Science. He is the Secretary of the Anthropology Student Association (ASA). Additionally, he is currently serving as a Resident Assistant and acts as a Section Leader for HONR100, where he facilitates classroom discussions. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in health disparities research using anthropological and epidemiological methods.