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Department of Gender and Women's Studies, College of Letters and Science
Araceli Alonso is an associate faculty at UW-Madison in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the School of Medicine and Public Health, where she teaches classes on women’s health and women’s rights. Alonso is also the founder and director of Health by Motorbike (HbM), an NGO that provides medical services and health literacy to remote and isolated villages in Africa. For her work with women in rural Kenya, Alonso has been awarded the United Nations Public Service Award (United Nations, 2013) and the Jefferson Award for Public Service (American Institute for Public Service, 2013). In 2016, she became co-holder of the UNESCO chair at UW-Madison for Global Work on Gender, Well-Being and Peace.