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2017 INTERNSHIP SHOWCASE Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services

Experiences beyond the classroom MAJOR

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INTERNSHIPS

The Wheaton Edge 2


The advantage of a Wheaton College education starts with our guarantee that you and every student will have funding for an internship, research position or experiential learning opportunity before your senior year. The Wheaton Edge combines our guarantee of funding for an internship opportunity with the high-quality educational program for which the college is known. • personalized support for each student from professors and staff to set goals, plan a course of study and explore their interests on campus and beyond. • a rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts education through our Connections curriculum that links the liberal arts to the wider world. • a residential campus experience directed by students, offering myriad opportunities to shape the Wheaton experience and develop leadership skills. • Wheaton’s guaranteed support takes students to amazing places. Every year,

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the college’s undergraduates work across the country and around the world, gaining the kinds of real-world experiences that help them make the most of their education and prepare them for what comes after graduation.

World-class scholars SixCareer months after provides graduation, The Filene Center for Academic Advising and Services expert Wheaton students have won more Wheaton alumni �nd many advice to help students plan, land and prepare for internship experiences than 215 academic scholarships ways to spell success. since 2000.to That includes threeinterests and postthat connect their academic Rhodes Scholarships, 17 Watson graduation goals. The center offers a full, four-year Fellows and 95 Fulbright Employed Scholarships. program for every student.

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Graduate or Jobs andthe internships On the following pages, you will read about learning adventures of students professional Wheaton students and graduates who used one of Wheaton’s internship stipends during the summer of 2017. school Their Africare experiences shed new light on their academic interests, helped to shape their American Airlines

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. . . Wheaton dedicates nearly $1.2 million to support

Audrey Aka ’18

Joshua Alabre ’18

Arianna Alfiero ’19

Tenzing Andrugtsang ’18

 Biology & Secondary Education

 Business and Management,

 Bioinformatics, Computer

 Business and Management,

 rcher Family Fund  A

 erit Scholarship  M

 avis International Fellowship  D

 ars Fellowship for Career  M Exploration Vanderbilt University,

Nashville, Tennessee

ENERGYbits,

Boston, Massachusetts

Science

Wheaton College,

Norton, Massachusetts

Public Health

Comprehensive Rural Health

Project, Jamkhed, India

This internship assured me that

I learned that I love the wellness

This internship allowed me to

Community health interventions

Nathaniel Awkerman ’18

Rachael Barbaresi ’18

Nefeli Batistatou ’19

Chisomo Billy ’18

 Biology

 Psychology

 Biochemistry 

 Economics 

The Home for Little Wanderers,

University College London (UCL),

Minjeni Women Group,

I am in the right field because it gave me an appreciation for laboratory research. Conducting my own scientific research had never been high on my list of priorities. However, my mentor was a primary investigator, and I developed a passion for scientific research.

 lyde Brual Fund for Career  C Exploration The Laboratory for Viral

Immunity and Pathogenesis, Providence, Rhode Island

This experience enabled me to

get a firsthand glimpse at the work involved in virology and RNA sequencing. Working at the LVIP definitely helped me understand that this is the kind of work I want to be doing going forward.

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Public Health Science

industry and this experience helped me see that I might do a career path in wellness.

 lakely F. Bundy ’66 Fellowship  B

Walpole, Massachusetts

This internship helped me

solidify my future career goals and further encouraged me to apply to a doctorate program in occupational therapy for this coming fall.

experience what it would be like to be part of a software development team. While modifying and testing the Lexos application, I was able to learn new coding concepts and languages that have furthered my knowledge in the field.

 erit Scholarship  M

London, United Kingdom

I developed many advanced skills and I learned how to think more scientifically!

cannot take place or benefit others if community members themselves are not included in voicing their concerns on how to implement, change, and educate their members on health outcomes.

 avis International Fellowship  D

Moshi, Tanzania

Women’s empowerment is

vital to economic development as manifested by the Minjeni Women Group.


student research, travel and internships each year . . .

Isabel Blaettler ’19

Emily Blay ’19

Katherine Bodell ’19

Jillian Bodreau ’18

 Biochemistry 

 Philosophy 

 Biology 

Science, Hispanic  Political 

 argrit Bliss Orange ’57  M Fellowship

Okizu, Berry Creek, California

My experience this summer

 erit Scholarship  M

Providence Media,

Providence, Rhode Island

The greatest thing I learned

 nn S. & Samuel M. Mencoff  A Fellowship

Pets in Need Veterinary Clinic,

East Providence, Rhode Island

Studies

 heaton Fellowship  W

The US Department of

Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Hartford, Connecticut

from this internship is that as a philosophy major, I am developing the necessary skills to succeed in a professional environment. I am learning to write well, communicate, and work hard. That can go a long way.

My summer at Pets in Need

Serafina Bon Tempo ’18

Kelsey Buckley ’18

Zheyu Cao ’19

Kaylee Casas ’19

Relations,  International 

Science  Environmental 

Art and Music  Studio 

 Psychology 

 atharine Conroy Whalen ’70  K Fellowship

Squam Lakes Science Center,

Overseas China

helped me to understand the patient’s perspective and the psychological impact of illness more. I am now pursuing a minor in public health in order to learn more about the larger effects of illness in the lives of patients and their families.

Italian Studies

International Institute of

New England at Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts

From working at the IINE, I

learned that I am happiest working in an environment based on collaboration and service toward others.

MAJOR

AWARDS

 miley Family Career  S Exploration Fellowship

Holderness, New Hampshire

It was rewarding to see how

excited campers were about nature and wildlife, even at a young age, and to be able to give them up close encounters with the animals they were learning about.

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Veterinary Clinic was an immersive experience that affirmed my goal of becoming a veterinarian in the future.

 ary Zygala Schleyer ’74  M Fellowship

Education Foundation, Huining, Gansu, China

This volunteer experience confirmed to me that I am qualified to be a teacher.

This experience impacted my

career development by inspiring me to continue pursuing a career in Homeland Security, simultaneously helping others along the way. It has taught me to understand other cultures and languages as well.

 erit Scholarship  M

Virgin Kids Academy,

Kasoa, Ghana

While at the Virgin Kids Academy, I learned about the process of homeless children being brought into the school, with the help of local police and social workers. Because my goal is to become a social worker in the states, it was very interesting to see how the process is different in a different country.

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. . . More than 400 Wheaton alums participate in the

Dalton Chapman ’18

Jesse Charpentier ’19

Krittika Chatterjee ’18

Zhuo Chen ’19

Science,  Political 

 Neuroscience 

and Gender Studies  Women’s 

and Psychology  Economics 

 ary Zygala Schleyer ’74  M Fellowship

Yale Child Study Center,

PromoWest Productions,

Wheaton College, Pu’er, China

International Relations

State of Maine Archives,

New Haven, Connecticut

 alanian Family Fellowship  T

Columbus, Ohio

 erit Scholarship  M

This research opportunity

This internship affirmed my

My time at PromoWest gave

Christina Chu ’19

Michael Clarke ’18

Michelle Connolly ’19

Madison Cook-Comey ’19

 Psychology 

and New Media Studies  Film 

Science  Environmental 

History  Art 

Augusta, Maine

This internship gave me

hands on experience with governmental reports and policies, giving me insight on the day to day lives of those working in politics.

 ary Zygala Schleyer ’74  M Fellowship Groden Center,

Providence, Rhode Island

This internship deepened my

passion for psychology and made me think about multiple career paths that I had not thought of before.

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 lakely F. Bundy ’66 Fellowship  B

aspiration towards, and love of, medicine. Being on the Yale Medical School campus and just across the street from Yale New Haven Health was an inspirational adventure.

 erit Scholarship  M

Wheaton Innovates,

Boston, Massachusetts

Wheaton Innovates helped

me find out that in the world of startups, there’s room for someone from every discipline. These new companies need help in every conceivable way, and want to learn about all fields, from film and art to computer science and biology.

me an inside look into the world of concert planning and promotions, which adds a new facet to my experience and outlook on the music industry.

 atharine Conroy Whalen ’70  K Fellowship

allowed me to have a closer interaction with animals and to explore cultural differences in rhino protection. I’d love to take more courses regarding it and put more efforts on relevant research to raise people’s awareness about endangered animals.

 lizabeth Wright Shippee ’37  E

Fellowship

Massachusetts Audubon

Wheaton College

This experience influenced my

This internship helped me

Society, Barnstable, Massachusetts

career path, I have learned that I want to pursue a career in marine studies.

Permanent Collection, Norton, Massachusetts

gain experience in the art field and connected me to future internships in my area of concentration.


college’s national network for jobs and internships . . .

Mikaela Coombs ’18

Julia Corey ’19

Carly Costello ’18

Alivia Cross ’19

 Psychology 

Relations; African,  International 

and Management  Business 

and Dance Studies,  Theater 

 erit Scholarship  M

Center for Communication,

Springvale, Maine

African American, Diaspora Studies

 avis International Fellowship &  D Peace and Justice Fellowship

 eefe Family Foundation  K Business Fellowship MRI Network -

Psychology

 ancy Hemenway Whitten  N

Barton ’41 Fellowship

The Boston Group, Springfield, Massachusetts

Nancy Hemenway

I find that the Barton family has

in global public health. Interning in South Africa gave me a new global perspective and valuable international working experience.

skills during my summer internship to create a career path that I am now highly interested in. I look forward to applying what I learned to my next two semesters and reaching out to the network Wheaton has supported me with.

Nancy D’Haiti ’19

Haley DeLuca Lowell ’19

Rachel Dixon ’19

Caroline Dyhrberg ’19

and Management,  Business 

and Society  Education 

 Biology 

Studies, Women’s and  Hispanic 

 eefe Family Foundation  K Business Fellowship

Breakthrough Birmingham,

Working with clients across the

lifespan during my internship with the Center for Communication solidified my decision to pursue a career in the field of speechlanguage pathology.

Italian Studies

Eisenberg Exclusives,

New York, New York

Working as an intern allowed me

to realize that, although I enjoyed watching real estate related shows on TV, I don’t believe it is a career field I would pursue right out of college. I also learned a lot about myself this summer, I am more confident about my abilities to work in the real world.

MAJOR

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Cape Town Refugee Center, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa

I am looking to pursue a career

 elen C. Powell ’65 Fellowship  H

Birmingham, Alabama

I had an amazing experience at

Breakthrough Birmingham and learned more about issues that make accessible education more challenging.

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QUOTATION

I gained knowledge and various

 arol Sapir & Nancy Gagnon  C Career Exploration Fellowship Optometric Associates of

Barton Foundation, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

been very kind in letting me be one of the many faces of this project. Moving forward in my career, the networks created through this project can be added to my personal nexus, potentially aiding in future projects.

Gender Studies

 nn S. & Samuel M. Mencoff  A

Fellowship

Bristol, LLC, Bristol, Connecticut

Planned Parenthood,

to continue on the educational path required to become a Doctor of Optometry. I loved working directly with patients, and I am very excited to become a part of the healthcare field.

This internship was a great

This internship has inspired me

Portland, Maine

stepping stone for me. The structured environment of the internship showed me what it takes to run a nonprofit efficiently, so now I can apply what I’ve learned during this experience to future participation in grassroot organizations. 7


. . . The college connects students with internships around

Catherine Ebsary ’18

Jennifer Elwell ’18

Christine Evers ’19

Shahd Fahoum ’18

Childhood Education,  Early 

and Psychology  Music 

History and History  Art 

Science and  Political 

Wheaton College

 avis International Fellowship  D

Studio Art

 asey Boll ’07 Fellowship  C Arts for Youth,

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Wheaton College Neuroscience

Lab, Norton, Massachusetts

 erit Scholarship  M

Permanent Collection, Norton, Massachusetts

Anthropology

ARDHIS, Paris, France

In volunteering at ARDHIS, I did

I am currently majoring in

This internship showed me

I learned how to handle and

evaluate primary and secondary sources and I deepened my understanding of how to conduct proper research. This summer experience helped me confirm that I want to pursue historical or art historical research in my future.

not only learn about the topic of my anthropology senior thesis, but I also became motivated to seek a graduate degree in migration and refugee studies with a focus on queer identity. I hope to further develop my research and contribute to the efforts of those who offer aid to LGBTQ+ refugees.

Yaohang Fan ’19

Weiqi Feng ’19

Tom Fenu ’19

Kelsey Ferreira ’18

and Management  Business 

Computer Science  Mathematics, 

Relations  International 

 Neuroscience 

Lexomics, Norton,

Organization for Refugees

Wellesley Public Schools,

education and studio art and through this internship I had the opportunity of combining both fields of my studies which resulted in a newfound passion for art education.

 eefe Family Foundation  K Business Fellowship

iTV media.inc, Beijing, China

No department of a company is negligible.

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 atharine Conroy Whalen ’70  K Fellowship

how my majors can be merged together well. I have been thinking about pursuing a degree in music therapy post graduation, and this experience has helped me realize that I am potentially more interested in working in the field of cognitive psychology.

 erit Scholarship  M

Massachusetts

I deeply realized being a good

programmer requires me to work efficiently in a group and write codes that are readable and easily understandable.

 irginia A. Weil ’65 Fellowship  V

and Immigrants, Boston, Massachusetts

This experiences connects with

my major, as it is in my opinion, with international security, the most timely and dire issue we are confronted with in international politics or political science. My knowledge of this issue is now not only purely academic, I now have a more practical perspective.

 erit Scholarship  M

Wellesley, Massachusetts

This experience yielded an

assurance that I would like to pursue a future in neuroscience with respect to neurological disorders in adolescents.


the globe: 360 cities, 36 states & 67 countries . . .

Brittany Flynn ’19

Alana Franklin ’19

Roger Freeman ’19

Anna French ’18

 Psychology 

 Neuroscience 

Art  Studio 

 Biology 

 ary Zygala Schleyer ’74  M Fellowship

Spencer/ East Brookfield School

District and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Spencer/East Brookfield and West Boylston, Massachusetts

My internships this summer

connect strongly to my academic experience. I am now confident in my future career pursuits as a psychologist in either a school or legal setting.

 ary Zygala Schleyer ’74  M Fellowship Hawthorne House,

Freeport, Maine

Through this internship, I have

seen the endless possibilities that Wheaton offers. I was able to intern as a social worker at a geriatric rehabilitation and long-term care center that made me realize where my passion lies and the path I need to go to eventually obtain my masters in clinical social work.

 an Golden Fellowship  D Eye Am Records Inc.,

New York, New York

This summer has taught me

that patience and perseverance pay off. I’ve realized that time will pass regardless of what I am doing, and to make that time worthwhile, I need to dedicate it to something I am passionate about.

William Funk ’18

Justin Gallagher ’19

Wesley Gallant ’18

Creative Writing  History, 

 Neuroscience 

Political Science  History, 

 aroline C. Edwards ’70  C Fellowship

University of Washington,

Seattle, Washington

This internship made me realize what I am looking for in a career and how to use my strengths to help me achieve my goals.

MAJOR

AWARDS

 ronin Family Career Exploration  C Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital

Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, Boston, Massachusetts

I learned that even though I

possessed baseline medical experience, I was able to assimilate high-level medical information quite well.

ORGANIZATION

QUOTATION

 Global Security Fellowship

Massachusetts Homeland

 nn Hutchens McCormick ’57  A

Fellowship

Larner College of Medicine,

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

My summer internship in breast cancer research helped me realize that I hope to pursue a career in biological research and simultaneously gave me experience to help me achieve that goal.

Beemnet Gebreegziabher ’19  Biology 

 ars Fellowship for  M

Career Exploration

Security Division, Natick, Massachusetts

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical

government job and that it is a viable career path for me.

pharmaceutical setting, which assured me that I know that I truly want to become a pharmacist and help others with prescribing them medication.

I learned that I fit well in a

Center, Boston, Massachusetts

This summer I worked in a

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. . . The Wheaton alumni network spans the globe & comes to campus

Katherine Greene ’19

Zhiting Gu ’19

Neil Henry ’18

Marisa Hexter ’19

and Renaissance  Medieval 

and Economics  Math 

Science  Environmental 

 History 

New England Coastal Wildlife

North Haven Historical

English, American History

 sther Newberg ’63 Fellowship  E Wheaton College,

Norton, Massachusetts

Since I was young, I’ve always

Wuxi American and European

International Study Center, Wuxi, China

Eryn Hoang ’18

Lauren Hunt ’20

 Biology 

French Studies  English, 

and Education  Psychology 

and Management  Business 

This experience showed me how my minor in sociology, linked with my major in business, has resulted in me developing a passion for marketing.

Society and Museums, North Haven, Connecticut

Adam Hinthorne ’18

Aidan Hickey ’18

Clock Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania

Alliance (NECWA), Middleborough, Massachusetts

 atricia Dunn Grey ’80 Fellowship  P

After this internship, I have found

Exploring different industries

National Watch and

 ICE Fellowship  N

After taking this internship, I find

wanted to publish a book — I just never thought it would be a textbook! This research has helped me find exactly where my passions lie within the huge field of language study, and I’m excited to continue during my spring semester abroad and in graduate school.

 erit Scholarship  M

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 artha Van Cott Singdahlsen ’57  M Fellowship

helps me find my value and true passion.

 ars Fellowship for Career  M Exploration

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge,

Tyler, Texas

This experience allowed me

to see what kind of work goes into a career in animal care and prepared me for what I want to do after college.

myself wanting to learn more about diamondback terrapins and wanting to continue to conduct research on these organisms.

 sther Newberg ’63 Fellowship  E Folio Literary Management,

that I have more of an interest in public history as my career path after I graduate.

 arah Hartley McCutcheon ’81  S

Fellowship

New York, New York

Mobius Incorporated,

insight into various facets of publishing and the literary agenting practice this summer at Folio, I’d like to keep my options open as I continue to seek opportunities in a slightly different environment — anything writing-related, really, since writing is my true passion.

A smile is contagious. Working

While I’ve gained fascinating

Damariscotta, Maine

in disability services made it my daily responsibility to make clients smile, which in turn would brighten my day. I cannot wait to build onto this passion and enter a career in this field in the future.


with hundreds of graduates returning annually to help current students . . .

Chanelle Irakoze ’18

Kalgaal Issa ’19

Andrea Jelaska ’18

Nicholas Josselyn ’19

 Neuroscience 

Relations  International 

 Biology 

 Physics 

Frannie Peabody Center,

Cleveland Leadership Center,

 atricia Dunn Grey ’80 Fellowship  P

Portland, Maine

A dream, or a vision, is the force that creates the future; mine is helping others.

 orter Cleveland Fellowship  P

Cleveland, Ohio

While interning, I learned that you never stop growing as a leader. Whatever profession you’re in, it’s important to build on your character and professional development. I was able to acknowledge my core strengths and focus on my networking techniques, plus incorporate my own personal experiences.

 onya Dozoretz Rhodes ’64  S Fellowship Cape May Whale Watch

and Research Center, Cape May, New Jersey

I learned to be more confident in my skills and abilities in the marine biology field.

 erit Scholarship  M

Wheaton College,

Norton, Massachusetts

This internship was a great way to implement classroom-learned computing techniques and a way to expand my knowledge of physics into geophysics and thermodynamics.

Ebony Kennedy ’19

Caroline Kennedy ’19

Karalyn Kickham ’18

Arielle Klopsis ’18

Relations  International 

History, American History  Art 

 Psychology 

Hispanic Studies  Neuroscience, 

The Legal Aid Society of

Society of Arts and Crafts,

Total Achievement Program,

 orter Cleveland Fellowship  P

Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

This summer I learned that

communication is key to any productive relationship.

MAJOR

AWARDS

 erit Scholarship  M

Boston, Massachusetts

Through my internship with the

society, I was able to delve into the dynamic, active space that the arts occupy in the world outside of Wheaton, and further my passion and interest in museum and gallery work.

ORGANIZATION

QUOTATION

 orter Non-Profit Fellowship  P

 uzanne Fogelson Golden ’67  S

Fellowship

Norton, Massachusetts

NYU Center for Neural Sciences,

great application of concepts I have learned in psychology courses at Wheaton. Being able to test out coping techniques, positive reinforcements, and my knowledge of child development in a real-life setting was a beneficial experience that has helped me narrow in on what I want to do after graduation.

This internship opened my eyes

My internship at TAP was a

New York, New York

to the possibilities of research that I hadn’t really considered. I was able to understand neuroscience from a more real-life perspective and realize how much I enjoy investigating scientific questions.

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. . . Wheaton students can put their ideas for creating a better world

Jacob Kydd ’19

Hannah Lavoie ’18

Sabrina Leahey ’19

Wenyi Li ’20

Science  Computer 

Art, Psychology  Studio 

 History 

 Economics 

 tephen & Carol Canter ’66  S Fellowship Nara Logics,

Cambridge, Massachusetts

At Nara Logics I learned how the

Rhode Island Hospital

Department of Psychiatry/ Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

 aroline C. Edwards ’70  C Fellowship

 tephen & Carol Canter ’66  S

Fellowship

Wheaton College,

Baidu, Beijing, China

This experience helped me to

focused on user experience study and analysis. And users’ experience is the bridge between users and product makers. Whether I’m going to do a business on campus or out of school, the skills to observe and know my users is very important.

Norton, Massachusetts

During the internship, I mainly

concepts in my computer science and mathematics classes apply in a real-world setting.

My academic future and career

decide to pursue a career in history and further my education with a master’s degree.

Amy Lietz ’19

Xinru Liu ’19

Nicole Lussier ’20

Cathryn MacGregor ’19

History  Art 

and Computer  Mathematics 

Animal Behavior  Biology, 

 Neuroscience 

Maine Art Paintings and

 aroline C. Edwards ’70  C Fellowship

West Place Animal Sanctuary,

NYU Center for Neural Science,

 atherine Healy ’84 Fellowship  K

Sculpture, Kennebunk, Maine

In spending my summer at Maine

Art, I learned a lot about the inner workings of art galleries and what it takes to make them successful, something I would not have been able to learn in a classroom.

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 artha Van Cott Singdahlsen ’57  M Fellowship

endeavors are fueled by the excitement of this summer, and I look forward to feeding my thirst for knowledge throughout my last year at Wheaton, graduate school and doctoral program.

Science

Wheaton Lexomics Research

Group, Norton, Massachusetts

The computer science courses

I took provided basics of how to write programming languages. I applied the techniques of programming to Lexos, and at the same time the experience of coding in Lexos helps me develop my programming skills to a higher level.

 ean Phillips ’49 Fellowship  J

Tiverton, Rhode Island

This experience has not only

allowed me to learn about wildlife conservation and rehabilitation, but has also allowed me to provide hands-on rehabilitation and care for all different kinds of animals, making a difference in both my life and theirs.

 erit Scholarship  M

New York, New York

As a neuroscience major,

working in the NYU Center for Neural Science was an amazing opportunity and an even greater experience. It gave me the chance to work in a top institute with researchers who are the forerunners of their field.


into action through the Davis 100 Projects for Peace program . . .

Anneliese Malachi ’19

Sarah Maliarik ’20

Maggie Mantus ’18

James Marcucella ’19

Science  Environmental 

Hispanic Studies  Theatre, 

and New Media Studies  Film 

 Biochemistry 

The Children’s Trust,

Massachusetts Audubon Society,

 erit Scholarship  M

Mass Audubon, Westport/

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

My experience at Mass Audubon

led me to discovering that I enjoy, and will pursue, field ornithology as my career.

 arbara S. Samuelson ’64  B Fellowship Marin Summer Theater, Novato, California

Working on Heathers, The

Musical taught me the importance of being on my toes, ready to tackle any challenge that may arise.

 erit Scholarship  M

Boston, Massachusetts

 orter Non-Profit Fellowship  P

Wellfleet, Massachusetts

I have been incredibly fortunate

This experience gave me

that this internship both related to my area of study and greatly impacted my decision to pursue a career in social media and website management. I have been able to hone my skills, learn new ones, and create a network of friends and professionals to whom I can reach out to.

valuable field work experience that I am not able to get as a part of my Wheaton education. It helped me realize this is a possible career path for myself.

Jessie Martinez ’18

Sol Martinez Guevara ’19

Maria Matrango ’18

Austin McCarthy-Kelley ’18

and Management  Business 

Hispanic Studies  Sociology, 

 Neuroscience 

& New Media Studies,  Film 

Independent Research of Latino

The Atlantis Project,

 erit Scholarship  M

 eefe Family Foundation  K Business Fellowship Chancey Charm,

Boston, Massachusetts

By doing this internship with

Chancey Charm, it not only helped me gain experience in the industry but also solidify that this is the career I want to pursue.

MAJOR

AWARDS

 heaton Fellowship  W

Population in Portland, Maine

Through the interviews, I have

gotten a deeper sense of what the everyday part of life looks like for an individual working in survival mode as a minority. I have learned how humans are affected by multiple components that identify them, such as race, geography, economic status, and gender.

ORGANIZATION

QUOTATION

 avis International Fellowship  D

Alcazar de San Juan, Spain

Being able to experience health

care in a different country and compare it to that of the United States gave me a new perspective on health care and patient-doctor interactions that I hope to implement in my own health care practice.

Computing and the Arts

Wheaton College,

Norton, Massachusetts

I wrote, directed, and edited my

own original short film, honing the film making skills I’ve learned in the classroom and that I hope to apply in my ideal career.

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. . . The college’s Davis International Fellows Program provides a $5,000

Hannah McIsaac ’19

Jordan McKay ’18

Ryan McKeon ’18

Hannah Merseal ’19

History  Art 

and Management  Business 

 Biology 

Psychology  Music, 

Museo Egizio, Turin, Italy

Brockton Rox, Brockton, Massachusetts

Marathon Physical Therapy

University of Connecticut,

 arbara Frelinghuysen Israel ’67  B Fellowship

This internship helped me realize

 erit Scholarship  M

and Sports Medicine, Norton, Massachusetts

 erit Scholarship  M

Music Dynamics Lab, Storrs, Connecticut

This experience showed me a

This internship was a

This summer fully cemented

Rebecca Miceli ’19

Georgia Michalovic ’18

Sage Michaud ’18

Charlotte Middleton ’18

 Biochemistry 

 Biology 

 Psychology 

Art  Studio 

Albany Medical Center Cancer

Wheaton College Health

Providence Children’s Museum,

Wheaton College Studio Art,

my passion for pottery and museum ethics, allowed me to talk to professionals in the field, and, most of all, made me even more grateful for the opportunities I have at Wheaton.

 aula Laliberte ’86 Fellowship  P

and Cell Biology Research Department, Albany, New York

This summer internship gave

me my first taste of working in a molecular science lab doing biochemical research. I will be continuing to conduct breast and ovarian cancer research at Wheaton this academic year with my professor.

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 eefe Family Foundation  K Business Fellowship

preview of what my potential career could be within the sports management sector. I was hoping that after this internship had concluded, I would feel excited to move into my real career based off of my positive experience this summer and that is exactly what happened.

 heaton Fellowship  W

Services, Norton, Massachusetts

This independent research

project pushed me to reevaluate my parameters and consistently re-assess my goals. While I appreciate the guidance that professors provide in the classroom, this project forced me to become my own boss and that was empowering.

phenomenal experience that allowed me to obtain firsthand knowledge of the physical therapy field and gain insight into the functionality of a successful clinic. It solidified my aspirations to become a physical therapist.

 erit Scholarship  M

Providence, Rhode Island

I found that I enjoy working with

children even more than I had anticipated, and now this is a main focus in my career path. I feel that my goals are more defined and my skills are stronger after working at the museum, and I am ready to take on new challenges after graduation.

that I want to pursue research in music cognition in my future career. It was exciting to gain strength in skills I will need to be successful as a music cognition researcher, and I plan on bringing my passion for this field back to Wheaton in full force!

 erit Scholarship  M

Norton, Massachusetts

This experience was a huge

opportunity that I am immensely grateful for. It has motivated me and excited me in ways I cannot explain but hope to show through my art in the studio art major senior exhibition in the spring.


stipend for summer internships, research and volunteer work abroad . . .

Allison Miller ’18

Olivia Milne ’18

Hannah Monohon ’19

Matthew Morgan ’19

and Studio Art  Anthropology 

Science  Political 

and Psychology  Art-History 

 Biology 

 erit Scholarship  M

Tanzania Education and

Development, Rongai, Tanzania

It the most extensive, exciting,

 uzanne Fogelson Golden ’67  S Fellowship GLBTQ Legal Advocates

& Defenders, Boston, Massachusetts

 erit Scholarship  M

R Michelson Gallery,

 ndrew J. Goldberg & Karen  A

Putterman Fellowship

Northampton, Massachusetts

Child Family Health International,

an exciting glimpse into the workings of a commercial art gallery, and the knowledge on how the commercial realm differs from the curatorial realm. The people I worked with were driven, pragmatic, and extremely skilled: three skills I hope to take with me forward into my own work experience!

Through this experience I was

My internship offered me

Quito, Ecuador

and enriching anthropology course I have taken so far.

This summer I got to work at an

Erin Moynihan ’18

Lena O’Flynn ’18

Claire Ober ’18

Kira Olander ’19

 Neuroscience 

German Studies  Neuroscience, 

 Biology 

 Biochemistry 

National Kidney Foundation

Gerda Henkel Foundation,

South African Shark

 orter Non-Profit Fellowship  P

Serving Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

During my time at NKF, I focused

on community outreach and educating others on their risk factors for kidney disease. I got a closer look at the impact and relevancy it has on the members of my community which sparked my interest in a path as a physician assistant in nephrology.

MAJOR

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exciting, dynamic legal nonprofit focused on issues that face the LGBTQ community. I loved getting to learn about the world of development, while working alongside lawyers who are in the top of their field.

 erit Scholarship  M

Dusseldorf, Germany

I want to travel the world

while working. Each job, each language, each country will teach you something different.

ORGANIZATION

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 enrietta Gates ’72 Fellowship  H

able to assure myself that I want to pursue a career in the healthcare industry and help those in need.

 lizabeth Manget Walker  E

Fellowship

Conservancy, Hermanus, South Africa

Massachusetts Bay Audubon,

to courses that I’ve taken in both the biology department and the math department, and it was so satisfying to be able to use the classroom knowledge and skills in a real world situation.

time working outside and living on Cape Cod, but this internship also helped me realize the direction I want to take after college. I want to have a direct impact on saving the environment.

This experience directly related

Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Not only did I have an amazing

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. . . The Keefe Family Foundation Business Fellowship supports

Beth Oliveira ’18

Lily Ongkiko ’19

Monica Ouellette ’19

Blythe Owen ’19

 English 

Science  Political 

 Neuroscience 

 Psychology 

Lexomics, Norton, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Commission

NYU Center for Neural Science,

 heaton Fellowship  W

I learned to be imaginative,

strong-hearted, willing to try things that may not work, and not let anyone, including myself, define my limits.

Against Discrimination, Boston, Massachusetts

Throughout the summer,

I learned from current law students and attorneys exactly what the application process is for law school. My summer experience at the MCAD has provided me with the skills to excel both in my classes and has prepared me for what is to come after graduation.

 erit Scholarship  M

 artha Van Cott Singdahlsen ’57  M

Fellowship

New York, New York

Wildlife Friends Foundation

to the lab in Manhattan from my apartment in Brooklyn, I discovered an energized motivation that accompanied city life and the multifarious opportunities it has to offer. I now intend to further my education in New York City.

This experience has pushed me

After regularly commuting

Thailand, Petchaburi, Thailand

to move forward in promoting public awareness of animal cruelty for my future career path.

Catherine Peters ’18

Emma Peterson ’18

Torielle Popstein ’18

Xavien Powell ’18

 Psychology 

 Neuroscience 

 Psychology 

Art  Studio 

Rhode Island Department of

Safari4U Veterinary Program,

Kimi Ora School, Wellington,

 orter Non-Profit Fellowship  P

Health, Providence, Rhode Island

This experience directly relates

to my minor in public health. It changed my career path by narrowing my interests and exposing me to a whole new field of public health that I never knew about.

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 orter Non-Profit Fellowship  P

 avis International Fellowship  D

Chintsa, South Africa

This internship positively

impacted my career development because I would like to work in the veterinary field, and it gave me hands-on experience to help me achieve this goal. It also gave me the opportunity to work with wildlife, which is what I would like to do in the future.

 lakely F. Bundy ’66 Fellowship  B

 tephen & Carol Canter ’66  S

Fellowship

New Zealand

Lactic Incorporated,

me learn that I am very good at connecting with children and helping them is a passion I want to pursue.

I was just attending art classes

My summer experience helped

Boston, Massachusetts

like everyone else; little did I know how equipped those courses were making me for this industry.


experiential learning for Business and Management majors . . .

Justina Ramlakhan ’18

Victoria Renner ’18

Caitly Reynoso ’19

Rachel Richardson ’19

Studies & African,  Urban 

 Philosophy 

and New Media Studies,  Film 

Science, Hispanic Studies  Political 

Fair Housing and Equal

 orter Cleveland Fellowship  P

ANTH 215 Tanzania:

My experiences with The

I have always felt a passion

I was able to meet incredible

Traveling to Tanzania this

Trelawny Robinson ’19

Andreina Rojas Medina ’18

Maeve Ronan ’19

Francis Rosa ’18

Relations  International 

Science ,  Political 

 Bioinformatics 

Writing,  Creative 

Cape Town Refugee Centre,

 . Yeomans Flanagan ’71  D Fellowship

Girl’s Inc., Holyoke,

 erit Scholarship  M

African-American Studies

 orter Cleveland Fellowship  P The Cleveland Leadership Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Leadership Center affirmed for me my love of urban spaces and social equity. Through this internship I realized that I want to continue to study urban planning at the graduate level.

 avis International Fellowship  D

Cape Town, South Africa

This internship has allowed me to find my new passion and identify future career paths that I would like to explore in the field of refugee rights. The experience was one that I will never forget.

MAJOR

AWARDS

Business and Management

 heaton Fellowship  W

Opportunity, Boston, Massachusetts

towards law, but could never see myself as a lawyer. After my time at Housing and Urban Development this summer, I can’t see myself doing anything else.

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

Hispanic Studies

Junta Metropolitana de

Proteccion de Derechos de la Ninez y Adolescencia, Quito, Ecuador

This experience has changed my entire perspective on life.

ORGANIZATION

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leaders in a variety of different fields, from the non-profit sector to broadcast journalism, and talk with them about their career experience. I was able to narrow my career interests and further define my career goals.

 lizabeth Stitt ’88 Fellowship  E

Massachusetts

Committing to deal with sassy

girls who misbehaved and wouldn’t listen to me was hard, but once I started receiving hugs and hearing my nickname every morning, I knew that I at least had some positive impact on their lives.

 986 Navigator Fellowship  1

Education and Development, Rongai, Tanzania

summer connected classroom to real-life experience. The exposure to cultural backgrounds and everyday societal interactions in Tanzania, along with many other African countries, can never be expressed through a textbook, especially a Westernized one.

American Studies

Seabrook Library,

Seabrook, New Hampshire

Working at a library helped me

understand a huge amount about how the marketing of books works, how closely reading is connected to the community, and how important literacy and the spread of knowledge is, especially in today’s climate.

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. . . Academic Advising and Career Services are integrated to

Heather Rotman ’18

Rodney Rugamba ’19

Wabei Saboi ’19

Ben Sarat ’18

 Psychology 

and Management  Business 

 Economics 

and Dance Studies  Theatre 

The NAN Project, Lexington,

Africa Improved Foods Rwanda,

Minjeni Women Group,

Above Average,

 an Golden Fellowship  D

Massachusetts

Kigali, Rwanda

 avis International Fellowship  D

Moshi, Tanzania

 heaton Fellowship  W

New York, New York

As a psychology major who would

During this summer, I was

I discovered my interest in public

This internship was exactly what I

Mary Sasso ’18

Keaton Schrank ’19

Shi Shen ’18

Margaret Shields ’19

Science  Political 

Science,  Environmental 

 Economics 

Science  Political 

Office of Senator Charles E.

 he Conger Family Fellowship  T

Wheaton Lexomics Group,

Anthropology 215: Tanzania

like to pursue a career helping individuals with mental health challenges, this internship has provided me with a platform for future career expectations, as well as allowed me to gain insight and experience that will be of benefit to me in achieving my future career goals.

 erit Scholarship  M

Schumer, Washington, D.C.

This summer allowed me to

hone in on the fact that I want to run for office someday, and it informed me about how I want to serve constituents in the future.

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 irginia A. Weil ’65 Fellowship  V

incredibly attracted to entrepreneurship and the power of bringing ideas to life.

Italian Studies

Cape Cod National Seashore

& Mass Audubon, Wellfleet, Massachusetts

This internship allowed me to

deeply explore my interest in salt marshes and the organisms that inhabit these incredible ecosystems. I now feel more confident to pursue a career in environmental education and wildlife conservation.

health and I hope to further my studies in health economics.

 erit Scholarship  M

Norton, Massachusetts

After five weeks of hard work

in Lexos, I learned much about basic programming workflow, practical issues solving, and code quality maintenance in large project.

needed and gave me the tools to start working toward a job.

 oreen M. Frasca ’76 Fellowship  D

Education and Development, Rongai, Tanzania

I grew a lot and I learned a ton.

From this experience, I gained new insights and perceptions that I will carry with me and will ultimately make me a better political science student.


help students connect academic interests to careers . . .

Morgan Shields ’19

Christina Smith ’19

Nick Smith ’18

Tim Sposato ’19

 Psychology 

and New Media Studies,  Film 

Science  Environmental 

 Mathematics 

University of Connecticut

 nn S. & Samuel M. Mencoff  A Fellowship

 heaton Fellowship  W

Health Center, West Hartford, Connecticut

This internship allowed me to

work with a sensitive population, children who are victimized by domestic violence, and gave me insight to the work I would like to do in the future.

Creative Writing and Literature

Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts

Working on Professor Stenger’s

research project helped me to build my data analysis and visualization skills, which makes me more confident in my pursuit of additional research and career opportunities.

 miley Family Career  S Exploration Fellowship

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), South Water Caye, Belize and & La Selva, Costa Rica

One of the best things about

this trip was that it forced me to step out of my comfort zone. I was challenged to apply what I’ve been learning about the natural world to a whole new environment. That was an amazing experience.

 arman Family Fellowship  K Bourne Braves,

Bourne, Massachusetts

I was able to connect my

experience with my course work by using the skills I have learned from the math courses I have taken at Wheaton.

Emma Steffens ’18

Kaylee Sye ’19

Riley Thompson ’18

Evania Thompson ’18

Science  Computer 

and Management  Business 

Relations,  International 

 Biology 

 avid B. Rich ’90 Fellowship  D

Sidewalk Ends Farm,

 heaton Fellowship  W

Wheaton Lexos Group,

Norton, Massachusetts

Working on Lexos was a blast.

I feel even more confident that software development is the career for me.

MAJOR

AWARDS

 eefe Family Foundation  K Business Fellowship Boston Breakers,

Watertown, Massachusetts

I have never felt more confident about my career aspirations and life goals and it would not have been possible without my internship experience this past summer.

ORGANIZATION

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Hispanic Studies

Save the Children,

Fairfield, Connecticut

Interning at Save the Children

this summer opened doors for me within the organization for my future career development. I am continuing to work for STC this fall, with the hope that by this winter I will be in Washington, D.C. with the Public Policy and Advocacy team!

 erit Scholarship  M

Seekonk, Massachusetts

This experience impacted

my career development by solidifying my desire to have a career that is involved in bettering our flawed food system.

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. . . Career Services organizes and hosts more than 80

Theoni Varoudaki ’18

Lucia Verdejo ’19

Adam Waks ’19

Molly Witten ’18

Theatre  Psychology, 

History and Religion  Art 

 Biology 

 Psychology 

University of Melbourne,

Henrique Faria BA,

 avis International Fellowship  D

Melbourne, Australia

My summer research at the

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Working in an art gallery showed

 ars Fellowship for  M Career Exploration

Select Physical Therapy,

Acton/Chelmsford, Massachusetts

 an Golden Fellowship  D

Urban Peak, Denver, Colorado

My internship helped me

me a different side of the art world.

This internship is a great stepping

discover my love for working with teenagers and young adults and how important human connection is to those who are struggling.

Joshua Wolfe ’19

Andrea Wood ’19

Xi Xu ’18

Keran Yang ’19

Physics  Mathematics, 

 Neuroscience 

Mathematics  Chemistry, 

Psychology  Biology, 

Wheaton College

Southwick Zoo, Mendon,

University of Melbourne finally made me feel ready for my life after Wheaton!

 heaton Fellowship  W

Wheaton College Lexos

Research Group, Norton, Massachusetts

Working at Lexos taught me

the expectations and vagaries of daily life as a mathematical researcher. This internship reaffirmed my desire to work as a mathematical consultant in the private sector.

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 haron F. Callahan ’84 Fellowship  S

 ars Fellowship for Career  M Exploration Boston Medical Center,

Boston, Massachusetts

My internship confirmed my

aspirations of becoming a doctor. I was finally able to submerge myself in the healthcare field and get so much hands on experience. The most rewarding part of working at BMC was being able to interact with the pediatric patients and assist in their care.

stone toward my path of being a desired physical therapist by gaining so much valuable field experience.

 erit Scholarship  M

Chemistry Department, Norton, Massachusetts

During the summer, I studied

how mercury production in leaf litter responds to inundation. This experience provided me an opportunity to strengthen the skills I learned from my chemistry classes.

 erit Scholarship  M

Massachusetts and Puer Sun-River National Park, Puer, China

The hope of rhino conservation

was lightened in Southeast Asia as well as my animal training career.


career planning events for students each year . . .

Lan Yao ’19

Claire Young ’19

Hannah Zack ’18

Malik Zaza ’18

Relations  International 

 Psychology 

 Sociology 

 Biochemistry 

It Gets Better Project;

United Way of the Florida Keys

Disability Action for America,

Wheaton College,

 erit Scholarship  M

The Price is Right Productions, Los Angeles, California

 elen C. Powell ’65 Fellowship  H

and The Key West Theater, Key West, Florida

 orter Non-Profit Fellowship  P

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

I see my future self working in the

After working in the real world, I

My experience gave me insight

Yun Zhang ’19

Jiali Zhu ’19

Rachael Zipper ’19

Computer Science  Biochemistry, 

 Biology 

 Neuroscience 

Wheaton College,

MDI Biological Laboratory,

Supportive Living Inc.,

find myself more in love with the academics — it’s the freedom of exploring thoughts, the timeless engagement with philosophers and scientists, and the fulfillment I feel from satisfying pure curiosity.

 erit Scholarship  M

Department of Chemistry, Norton, Massachusetts

This experience gave me a

great opportunity to see how computer science and natural science can be connected to improve efficiency in the process of data analysis in scientific research.

MAJOR

AWARDS

field of disability policy thanks to this internship.

into working with organizations that strive to educate and enrich the lives of those who they serve. I learned that I enjoy working with people, helping people live better lives and building strong communities.

 heaton Fellowship  W

Salisbury Cove, Maine

The 10-week internship

experience made me want to become an extraordinary scientist, like every scientist I met at MDI Biological Laboratory.

ORGANIZATION

 erit Scholarship  M

Norton, Massachusetts

I’ve never had so much fun doing research and would love to do it again!

 erit Scholarship  M

Lexington, Massachusetts

Supportive Living was an eye

QUOTATION

opening experience that not only helped me become more knowledgeable about acquired brain injuries, but also taught me to not take the little things for granted through the many connections I made with the residents.

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Participants Audrey Aka Joshua Alabre Arianna Alfiero Tenzing Andrugtsang Nathaniel Awkerman Rachael Barbaresi Nefeli Batistatou Chisomo Billy Isabel Blaettler Emily Blay Katherine Bodell Jillian Bodreau Serafina Bon Tempo Kelsey Buckley Zheyu Cao Kaylee Casas Dalton Chapman Jesse Charpentier Krittika Chatterjee Zhuo Chen Christina Chu Michael Clarke Michelle Connolly Madison Cook-Comey Mikaela Coombs Julia Corey Carly Costello Alivia Cross Nancy D’Haiti Haley DeLuca Lowell Rachel Dixon Caroline Dyhrberg Catherine Ebsary Jennifer Elwell Christine Evers Shahd Fahoum Yaohang Fan Fan Weiqi Feng Tom Fenu Kelsey Ferreira Brittany Flynn Alana Franklin Roger Freeman Anna French William Funk Justin Gallagher Wesley Gallant Beemnet Gebreegziabher 22

Katherine Greene Zhiting Gu Neil Henry Marisa Hexter Aidan Hickey Adam Hinthorne Eryn Hoang Lauren Hunt Chanelle Irakoze Kalgaal Issa Andrea Jelaska Nicholas Josselyn Ebony Kennedy Caroline Kennedy Karalyn Kickham Arielle Klopsis Jacob Kydd Hannah Lavoie Sabrina Leahey Wenyi Li Amy Lietz Xinru Liu Nicole Lussier Cathryn MacGregor Anneliese Malachi Sarah Maliarik Maggie Mantus James Marcucella Jessie Martinez Sol Martinez Guevara Maria Matrango Austin McCarthy-Kelley Hannah McIsaac Jordan McKay Ryan McKeon Hannah Merseal Rebecca Miceli Georgia Michalovic Sage Michaud Charlotte Middleton Allison Miller Olivia Milne Hannah Monohon Matthew Morgan Erin Moynihan Lena O’Flynn Claire Ober Kira Olander

Beth Oliveira Lily Ongkiko Monica Ouellette Blythe Owen Catherine Peters Emma Peterson Torielle Popstein Xavien Powell Justina Ramlakhan Victoria Renner Caitly Reynoso Rachel Richardson Trelawny Robinson Andreina Rojas Medina Maeve Ronan Francis Rosa Heather Rotman Rodney Rugamba Wabei Saboi Ben Sarat Mary Sasso Keaton Schrank Shi Shen Morgan Shields Margaret Shields Christina Smith Nick Smith Tim Sposato Emma Steffens Kaylee Sye Riley Thompson Evania Thompson Theoni Varoudaki Lucia Verdejo Adam Waks Molly Witten Joshua Wolfe Andrea Wood Xi Xu Keran Yang Lan Yao Claire Young Hannah Zack Malik Zaza Yun Zhang Jiali Zhu Rachael Zipper


One of the best things about this trip was that it forced me to step out of my comfort zone. I was challenged to apply what I’ve been learning about the natural world to a whole new environment. That was an amazing experience. Nick Smith ’18

MAJOR

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ORGANIZATION

QUOTATION

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Internship Showcase  

Experiences beyond the classroom.

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Experiences beyond the classroom.