Class 4 (2005-2007)
Stephanie Borsboom, Netherlands
Duke University – Master in International Development Policy
During her graduate studies in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Delft, Stephanie formed the Dutch Dipjoti Nepal Foundation (2002), which is dedicated to helping the poorest people of Nepal achieve a better standard of living. Until 2005, Stephanie spent part of each year in Nepal, supervising the construction of 15 schools, and 10 water supply systems. While pursuing a master’s degree in Duke’s Program in International Development Policy as a Rotary World Peace Fellow she continued to raise funds and manage projects in Nepal.
Until mid-2014, Stephanie continued to work and live in the country that has become her second home – Nepal. She combined her work at the World Bank, as an operations officer in the water resources, climate change and environment unit with fundraising and project management for her NGO.
In 2014, she returned to her home country where she is now working as a Portfolio Manager for the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation for global projects in Africa and Asia. Her NGO is still running well; Over 40 schools, 100 water supply systems, and 1,000 sanitation facilities have been completed since 2002.