Class 7 (2008-2010)
Dyah Kartikawening Miller, Indonesia
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of City and Regional Planning
With background in historic preservation and urban planning, Dyah Kartikawening worked for five years as a community organizer in inner city Cincinnati, Ohio. Through the Rotary Peace Fellowship, she studied in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing in International Development and Water and Sanitation. During the Applied Field Experience, Dyah worked with the Water Supply Sanitation and Collaborative Council and International Labour Organization, while finishing an intensive course in Humanitarian Assistance and Practice with the Duke Geneva Program in Public Policy.
Since graduation, she has presented her research in water and sanitation at conferences in Boston, MA, and Chapel Hill, NC. In addition, she has continued to advocate for universal access to sanitation and water by organizing a fundraising event for Self Sustaining Enterprise, an organization that builds wells for the people of Jos, Nigeria. She created a social venture called arteologie, whose mission is to transform used materials into arts and crafts that benefit the underserved global population by providing access to sanitation and water, while building community locally through creative reuse. Currently, she works as International Services Coordinator with the American Red Cross Greater Cincinnati – Dayton Area. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and son.