Spotlight on Students Series (page 6)

August 18, 2020

Lillian Hahn ’21 Feeds Health Care Workers’ Bodies and Spirits

Amid the confusion and misinformation that defines so much of the public’s understanding of COVID-19, one thing that there seems to be unilateral agreement upon is the adverse mental health effects of the pandemic on frontline health care workers. Lillian Hahn ’21, a science management major on the public health track, identified a cohort among health care workers who may be even harder hit: those who work the night shift.

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August 11, 2020

International Rescue from Near and Afar: Students Aid Refugees in Remote Internship

Walking home from her class, “Refugee and Forced Migration,” which she took entirely in Arabic at the University of Jordan in Amman last year, Julia Kelly ’21 recalls passing by a building that caught her eye. “I walked by the International Rescue Committee’s office on my way home every day,” recalls the Middle Eastern and North African studies major. “I learned that Jordan is a safe haven for refugees from all over the Middle East, and since then, refugee welfare became an even greater focus for me.”

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August 4, 2020

Uma Nagarajan-Swenson ’22 Interns at the Intersection of Scholarship and Activism

Uma Nagarajan-Swenson ’22 is a politics and history major with a passion for grassroots social movements. This summer, she is serving as an intern at the Institute for Policy Studies’ Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project, thanks to a summer internship grant from Scripps’ Career Planning and Resources (CP&R).

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July 28, 2020

Stephanie Du ’21’s Homespun Efforts for Community Health

When Stephanie Du ’21’s grandfather was diagnosed with a heart condition, the necessity to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19 became all the more poignant. “I am currently living with my grandparents, who are both immunocompromised. As someone who is very close to their grandparents, I just wanted to do something that will help protect more vulnerable populations,” she says.

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July 24, 2020

Student Spotlight: Sophia Albanese ’21 Explores Impact of Cellular Stress

Long before starting at Scripps, biology major Sophia Albanese ’21 knew scientific exploration would be in her future. The child of an attorney and a chemist, she “grew up surrounded by science and law,” and in middle school got her first glimpse of how she could pursue this goal at the W.M. Keck Science Center during a tour of The Claremont Colleges.

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July 20, 2020

Anna Burns ’22 Explores the Use of Drone Technology to Measure Air Quality in Summer Research Project

This summer, Anna Burns ’22 is examining potential methods to evaluate and reduce negative impacts within agriculture. She’s working with Marc Los Huertos, the Stephen M. Pauley, MD ’62 Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College, who’s exploring the possibility of using drone technology to measure particulate matter emissions, such as air pollution, on crop and cattle farms in California.

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July 14, 2020

Kegan Peters ’23 Selected for World Food Prize Foundation’s George Washington Carver Internship

The World Food Prize Foundation, which aims to increase equitable and sustainable access to food around the globe, has selected Kegan Peters ’23 for its summer 2020 George Washington Carver Internship program. Interns will work with foundation mentors, government officials, and grassroots leaders to address issues of global food security.

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July 10, 2020

Monet Massac ’21 Explores US Haitian Identity in Summer Research Project

To understand how Haitian immigrants negotiated their identity on US soil, Monet Massac ’21, granddaughter of Marie Massac, is embarking on a summer research project that explores how Haitian migrants from the 1970s–90s navigate the racial terrain of the United States.

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June 30, 2020

Jeannette Hunker ’23 Keeps the Music Alive with Driveway Concert Series

Social distancing and shelter-at-home guidelines have affected every facet of life, from the shift to work-at-home to telemedicine doctor visits. But it’s in our communal rituals and celebrations where many people are feeling the greatest loss. “With the ban of concerts, graduation ceremonies, weddings, and other large social gatherings, most people feel a void in their lives,” says Jeanette Hunker ’23.

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May 22, 2020

The Back Story: Gallery Interns Offer New Perspective on Great Depression

Student interns at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery wear many hats. During their 2019–20 internships, Ludwig intern Annabel Lind ’22 and Turk intern Miriam Bankier ’20 helped organize the sprawling archives of the gallery’s permanent collection, assisted with the College’s 76th Ceramic Annual (the longest running ceramics show in the country), and curated their own exhibition from the collection.

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