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Emma Anderson '17
Wanted: Obese, Diabetic Mice

Emma Anderson ’17 has always been fascinated by biology. She is planning to pursue a graduate degree in a nutrition-related field, and hopes to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of others through her career. This summer, Anderson was selected for the Summer Student Program at The Jackson Laboratory, a non-profit biomedical research institution located in Bar Harbor, Maine. It’s been a great opportunity for her to explore her interests and learn about the potential career path of a biomedical researcher.  More ...

Kacy Hobbis '17
Taking a Dip Into the Non-Profit World

Kacy Hobbis ’17 is a pro at engaging in government-focused community service, but this summer she wanted to take a different path. She’s interning at Youth Service America (YSA), a non-profit that motivates young people to become involved in community service. YSA runs grant programs, training and building toolkits to help youth complete their own service projects. She is receiving support through the Summer Internship Fund 2016, managed by the Career Center.  More ...

Jake Blount '17, second from left, with his band the Moose Whisperers.
King of the Mountain

Jake Blount ’17 just disproved the notion that practice makes perfect. Blount, a banjo player, put together an impromptu old-time string band, the Moose Whisperers, for a performance at the Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop) in West Virginia and took home first place.  More ...

Jennie Wilber '17
Examining Interfaith Communities

To Jennie Wilber ’17, interfaith and intercultural dialogue is important as a means to understand other people and build empathy across cultural boundaries. With its diverse group of immigrant and refugee communities, Utica is an ideal place to study intercultural interaction. Wilber is doing just that this summer through an Emerson Foundation research project.   More ...

Abigail Leitschuh ’17
Reflections of Educational Inequality in the U.S. and China

This summer Abigail Leitschuh ’17, working with Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Zhuoyi Wang, is researching the Chinese education system, hoping to discover how similarly unequal education systems may come from two politically and economically disparate countries. Her research is funded by a Levitt Center research grant.  More ...

Emily Lei '19
Emily Lei ’19 Gains Insight Into Nursing Through Internship

Emily Lei ’19 is interested in a career in nursing, and this summer she’s gaining vital career-related experience to help her down that path. She is interning with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s (VNSNY) Hospice department, specializing in cardiology. Through her internship, which is supported by the Career Center’s First Year Forward program, she’s been able to work on building a diverse skill set and is gaining a lot of insight into the profession.  More ...

Mackenzie Doherty '18, second from right, and students at Generation Teach Summer Academy.
Teaching Students, Learning a Lot

Mackenzie Doherty ’18 is spending this summer as an intern for Generation Teach Summer Academy, a two-week training on classroom control and pre-service teacher responsibilities and duties followed by a four-week program solo-teaching three to four class periods a day of middle school students. The school serves Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and surrounding areas in Boston.  More ...

Eva Lynch-Comer '19
A Novel Internship for Eva Lynch-Comer ’19

As a creative writing major, Eva Lynch-Comer ’19 knows a lot about what makes a good story. This summer, she is putting that talent to good use as an intern at the Hannigan Salky and Getzler Literary Agency, a boutique agency in Chelsea, N.Y. Lynch-Comer spends her time reading manuscripts, helping to decide which works will move forward and end up published.  More ...

Kateri Boucher '17
Food for Thought

Kateri Boucher ’17 has taken away two things from her internship this summer. One is that urban farms are more than just producers of foods, they’re an integral part of many communities.   And two, it’s possible to combine several interests in one pursuit. Boucher is conducting a Levitt Center-funded summer research project on that topic with advisor Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran.  More ...

Gabriela Foster '18
Foster ’18 Goes Deep on Higgins Lake Research

Gabriela Foster ’18 is engaged in a research project that goes beyond mere academics this summer. Foster, who is researching the different political and environmental interest groups that are impacting policy on Higgins Lake in Roscommon, Michigan, has been visiting the lake for her entire life. Her research is being conducted with Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavo and is sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

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