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Spotlight on Students Series

February 10, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grants: Grace Reckers ’18 Is Advocating for Economic Justice in the U.S. and Abroad

This past summer, Grace Reckers ’18 pursued her interests in public health and workers’ rights beyond her Scripps classes, conducting research, participating in outreach and education programs, and learning about nonprofit work in Cuba and Los Angeles. The public policy analysis and biology major used her Laspa We Act grant to travel to Havana for five weeks to work for the El Centro Martin Luther King (CMLK) on improving public access to healthcare. Upon her return, she spent the remainder of her summer assisting the Los Angeles-based Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) with a community health education project.

December 12, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Isabella Levin ’17 Scholarship Winner Is Planning the Future of Transportation

Isabella Levin ’17 grew up in Murrieta, California, just 60 miles south Scripps, where, as she describes it, “the automobile reined supreme.” But a semester abroad in Paris her junior year, during which she learned to navigate the city by walking, riding the metro, taking the bus, and participating in the bike share program got the environmental analysis major thinking: What are some ways I might reimagine mass transit in Southern California?

December 5, 2016

Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grant: Kristen Liu ’19: Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Silicon Valley Students

Growing up in Los Altos, California, Kristen Liu ’19 was aware of the disparity of wealth in Silicon Valley and its impact on public education. Supported by a Laspa We Act Grant last summer, Liu discovered she could make a difference for kids affected by these issues using her interest in social media. As an intern at the Boys & Girls Clubs of […]

October 28, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Isabella Ramos ’17

Though students might know her for the matcha green tea Rice Krispies treats she often made as an employee at the Motley Coffeehouse, lately, Scripps senior Isabella Ramos has been up to a lot more than baking. These days, you won’t find her behind the counter at the Motley, but rather on a couch, finalizing plans for the weeklong Noh Theater Festival.

October 14, 2016

Spotlight on Students: SAS President Sneha Deo ’17

Scripps Associated Student’s (SAS) president Sneha Deo ’17 still loves Scripps for the same reason that initially attracted her to the College four years ago. “I feel like Scripps sets students up to be able to do all the things that make them happy and not have to choose between them,” she said.

August 29, 2016

New Student Orientation 2016: First View of Scripps Move-In-Day Slideshow

On August 25, the Scripps community welcomed the Class of 2020 to campus as part of its annual Move-In Day. We spoke to a few students about why they chose Scripps College and what they are most looking forward to as the academic year begins.

August 22, 2016

Research and Internships: Meagan McIntyre ’17 and Kaela Cote-Stemmermann ’18: These State Department Interns Have an Insider’s View of Government

As the 2016 national presidential election approaches, Kaela Cote-Stemmermann ’18 and Meagan McIntyre ’17 are getting an up-close look at the inner workings of the U.S. government. Both students received internship grants from Scripps College’s Office of Career Planning & Resources, enabling them to spend their summers in Washington, D.C., working for the State Department, where Cote-Stemmermann is an intern for the Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI), and McIntyre is interning with the Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs (ECA).

August 15, 2016

Research and Internships: Gillian Holzer ’19 and Laura Woods ’18 Intern at Williamson Gallery

This past fall, as a first-year at Scripps, Gillian Holzer ’19 could not have imagined she’d be spending the summer immersed in Parisian poster art from the 1890s. But discovering the black-and-white drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, a controversial figure in the Art Nouveau movement, has been just one of many surprises that’s come from her experience as one of six summer interns at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.

July 18, 2016

Research and Internships: Gweneth Marter ’17 Is Exploring a Career in Finance

A dual French and economics major, Gweneth Marter ’17 was already interested in working in the realm of finance. Her summer internship with Abacus Planning Group, a women-owned financial planning and investment firm in South Carolina, has only solidified her belief that this is precisely the field she would like to work in after graduation next spring.

July 7, 2016

Research and Internships: Amanda Maheras ’17: Understanding the Human Brain through Zebrafish

What can humans learn from zebrafish? According to Amanda Maheras ’17, apparently quite a lot. As Maheras explains, “Zebrafish brains have the capacity to regenerate, so we can utilize zebrafish as a model organism to better understand brain regeneration and repair. This not only provides insight into human concussions, but also other neurological disorders.”