Mach Arom '89 Award: Yoko Shimada '99



The Mach Arom '89 award, which honors young alumni for service to Connecticut College and for distinguished achievements in their professional field or in society, is being awarded to Yoko Shimada '99. 

Shimada, who majored in German studies and psychology at Connecticut College, is a health specialist at the World Bank, which strives to reduce poverty and provide support to developing countries around the world. In her role, Shimada manages and strengthens health systems in Africa, building partnerships between governments, private sector organizations, NGOs and major donors and foundations. 

On campus, Shimada has served on the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA) advisory board and as an alumni admission representative. She has also brought great insights to juniors and seniors through the Seminar on Success program, which provides workshops to help students transition from college to the workforce. 

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