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Spotlight on Students Series

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.”

May 20, 2016

Class of 2016: Commencement Highlights: A Modern Celebration of Academic Tradition

Scripps College celebrates the new, but respects its traditions. On May 14, the class of 2016, as Scripps’ 86th annual Commencement, took part in the institution’s ceremonies to celebrate its distinct accomplishments.

May 17, 2016

Class of 2016: Fulbright Recipients Delighted to Teach Abroad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has awarded grants for five Scripps College students to participate in English Teaching Assistant Programs abroad in the coming year, two in Malaysia and one each in Mexico, Germany, and Mongolia. “Fulbrighters” Grace Dahlstrom ’16, Aishwarya Subramanian ’16, Xitlaly Sanchez ’16, Halay Wilhelm ’16, and Zoe Dilles ’16 will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of their respective host countries, interacting on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks.