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Spotlight on Students Series

August 28, 2015

Spotlight on Students: Stephanie Steinbrecher ’16 Is Saving the Earth through Storytelling

For the past two summers, Stephanie Steinbrecher ’16 has interned with the Sierra Club, working out of its Bay Area and Washington, D.C. offices. We recently caught up with Stephanie to find out what she’s been up to and learn about some of the experiences and insights she brings back to Scripps this fall.

August 17, 2015

An Ambitious Advocate: Scripps Student Brings Mental Health Resources to a Community in Need

This spring, Meril Tomy ’17 was one of 14 students to receive a Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship, a $10,000 grant to design and implement a public service project over one year. Since then, Tomy has spent her summer establishing the foundation for her project, which will promote awareness about mental health, improve access to information and resources, and aim to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness in her hometown of Orange, California.

August 10, 2015

Spotlight on Students: Rachel Kahn ’17 Takes on Oceans of Opportunity

As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow, this summer Rachel Kahn ’17 is drawing from her varied scientific interests and knowledge as she undertakes a unique research opportunity.The topic of her research? Kahn is currently modeling the body temperature of a common species of barnacle, Balanus glandula, found on the West Coast of North America. The model will be used to predict the temperatures of other ocean organisms as weather and climate conditions vary. This data will help scientists understand how climate change is affecting marine ecosystems.

March 6, 2015

Research and Internships: How One Patient Changed My Career Path

It happened so quickly, but I will never forget it. In that moment with the patient holding the intensivist’s hand, showing honest gratitude, and expressing so many words despite the communication barriers, I wanted to be the doctor that helped her.

February 27, 2015

Research and Internships: Mara Falahee Gains a New Home and New Skills

I thought it would be easier than it was, but with coworkers and friends I felt at home in Seattle. I became immersed in a new liberal, forward thinking community while living in the heart of the city.

February 20, 2015

Research and Internships: Tia Ho ’17, Rediscovering Her Dream

I could write thousands of words on my summer at Sub Pop, but all anyone needs to know is that it changed my life for the better. I’ve fantasized about working in the music industry and entertained the idea of being in a band, managing one, or becoming a music producer. This summer was by far the most formative in terms of my career mindset, and the internship provided promising connections for my future in the music world.