Current Fellows



Andrea Aguilar

Andrea is a junior majoring in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. In the summer of 2014, Andrea worked as an intern with Observer Research Foundation, a public policy think tank located in the city of Mumbai. ORF’s mission statement is “Ideas and Action for a Better India”. During her internship, Andrea worked on a project involving the sexual harassment of female workers in the unorganized sector. Her work included conducting interviews with legal experts and field workers as well speaking with female workers on their experience with sexual harassment in the unorganized sector. On campus, Andrea is an associate editor for the Wellesley Globalist and a member of MEZCLA, the largest Latin@ organization on campus. She is fluent in Spanish and is currently studying Modern Standard Arabic as part of her Middle Eastern Studies coursework. Andrea hopes to attend graduate school for International Relations after graduation, but would like to spend a year abroad studying Arabic before continuing her studies.

 

 

Emma Ambrogi

Emma Ambrogi is a junior, and a chemistry major at Wellesley. Her primary focus is organic chemistry, and she spent this past summer researching potential diabetes drugs in the lab of Professor David Haines at Wellesley. Emma is also the Vice President and Business Manager of the Wellesley College Choir, and is a Chemistry Department tutor at Wellesley. After Wellesley, she hopes to attend graduate school to obtain a PhD in organic chemistry, and would like to do research into designing new and better drugs for global diseases.
 

 

Hero Ashman

Hero is a junior majoring in Economics and Political Science, with a concentration in Political Theory. She is particularly interested in non-mainstream economics and critiques of neoliberalism. This year she began work as a Teaching Assistant for the Economics Department. In the summer of 2013, Hero worked for an accountancy and taxation firm back in the UK. On campus, she works at the Admission Office, performing administrative work, giving tours and working at reception. Beyond academics, she takes part in student theater productions and is part of Wellesley's improvisation comedy team. Having attended United World College in Norway, she would like to spend further time living and working in Scandinavia. After graduation, Hero wants to work for a research and advocacy organization aimed at tackling economic inequality. Her goal is to then attend graduate school and pursue a career in academics. 

Alex Azzi

Alex Azzi is a senior majoring in American Studies and minoring in Cinema and Media Studies.  Alex had the opportunity to intern and work for NBC Olympics during the 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Sochi Olympics and Paralympics as a video production assistant. In 2012-2013, Alex took a gap year away from Wellesley in order to serve with AmeriCorps NCCC, a national service organization. Because her team was dedicated to disaster response and recovery, much of year was spent in New York following Hurricane Sandy. At Wellesley, Alex is a member of the field hockey team.  Following her graduation in May 2015, she hopes to pursue a career in video production and sports broadcasting.

 

Caitlin Bailey

Caitlin is a junior majoring in East Asian Studies with a minor in Economics. She spent the 2014 fall academic term studying abroad in Beijing, China. She is currently interested in pursuing research related to the commercial and economic relationship between the U.S. and China. On campus, Caitlin is a blogger for the Wellesley Admissions Office. She is also a two-season Varsity Track and Field athlete. Caitlin has a working knowledge of Mandarin. Her goal after graduation is to work in an international business setting. She would also like to return to China for a period of time to better study Chinese language and culture.

 

Charlotte Benishek

Charlotte is a junior majoring in environmental studies with an academic background in both environmental science and policy. She is particularly interested in food systems as well as environmental degradation in developing countries. Last summer Charlotte interned with Crittenton Women’s Union, a non-profit that advocates for low-income women, where she researched and co-authored a report on the effects of consumer debt on low-income women in Boston. At Wellesley, Charlotte is a member of the varsity crew team and has served as a research assistant in the Geoscience Department. Next semester, Charlotte will be studying abroad in the Peruvian Amazon. This summer she hopes to utilize her Spanish skills while working with a non-profit organization focused on environmental conservation in Latin America.

Melanie Chen

Melanie is a junior majoring in economics and minoring in chemistry. In the summer of 2014, she worked as a student researcher in the Botanic Gardens and Greenhouses, where she designed a project examining sustainability and public health issues associated with traditional methods of farming and gardening. On campus, Melanie is a member of the Equestrian Team and is heavily involved in science outreach programs for underrepresented youth as a mentor of Science Club for Girls. She is fluent in Mandarin. After graduation, Melanie aims to pursue work with a public health organization involving medical accessibility and health policy. 

Catherine Coravos

Catherine is a senior majoring in Mathematics. During the summer after her sophomore year, Catherine worked as a math teacher at a high school in Kampala, Uganda where she worked closely with girls to help them build confidence in math and science and to counsel them in applying to colleges. She has interned at the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art in Umbria, Italy and at the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Boston. On campus, Catherine is a flute player in the Chamber Music Society and a peer health educator. She speaks Italian and has studied Swahili at Wellesley. After graduation, Catherine plans to work in international business.

 

Kate Corcoran

Katherine is a senior majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in economics. In her sohphomore year, Katherine was one of forty american undergraduates awarded the Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship for her work in the environmental field of study. In the summer of 2014 Katherine worked as a GRO research fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency in Dallas, Texas, where she completed a study of the efficiency impacts for combustion turbine technology related to greenhouse gas permitting to provide a comparative analysis of EPAs Best Available Control Technology determinations and International Standard Operating conditions for electric generation projects located in Texas. Katherine spent the summer before her junior year in Siberia, Russia with a group of Wellesley students to study limnology and aquatic biology at Lake Baikal, and then went on to spend her fall semester of junior year studying abroad in Córdoba, Spain. On campus, Katherine has been a member of Wellesley Environmental Energy and Defense for 7 semesters and is the co-captain of the Wellesley Rugby Football Club. Katherine has basic GIS skills from spending multiple summers working at the US Geological Survey in San Antonio, Texas, and is proficient in Matlab. Katherine's goal upon graduation is to further pursue her passion of environmental work, preferably in a Spanish-speaking country if not in the United States.

 

Taylor Cranor

Taylor is a junior and Economics major interested in the intersection of public policy and economic research. She is currently a research assistant to Professor Pinar Keskin, using econometric analysis to examine the relationship between female employment and children's health. This past summer, she interned at The Center for American Progress where she helped create and advance economic policy proposals that address women's issues in the workplace. Taylor hopes to intern this summer at an organization that produces empirical research on topics related to economic stability and inequality.
 

 

Wenyan Deng

Wenyan is a senior majoring in international relations with a minor in history. She studied abroad at The University of Cambridge (Pembroke College) in her junior year, focusing on international security and peace keeping. Her thesis analyzes the diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States during the Cold War, with implications for Sino-U.S. relations today. In the summer of 2014, Wenyan worked as an intern at American Broadcasting Company, Beijing Bureau, where she wrote news stories and conducted interviews with academics and government officials. On campus, Wenyan is president of International Relations Council, an editor for The Wellesley News, and a tutor in the Astronomy Department. She has a native proficiency in Chinese. Wenyan’s goal after graduation is to continue her research at an academic institution or international organization. 

Priyanka Fouda

Priyanka is a junior double majoring in Economics and Philosophy. She is interested in the application of philosophy and economic theory in developing countries. This past summer, she interned at Goldman Sachs as an investment banking analyst, where she worked for both the Corporate Risk Solutions and the Corporate Pensions groups. Priyanka was born in Quebec, Canada and speaks French and English fluently. She runs varsity cross country and track and field. In the future, she hopes to work on economic development in West and Central Africa.

Talin Ghazarian

Talin is a junior majoring in Middle Eastern Studies working toward a second major in Art History. She combines her two passions by focusing on both Near Eastern antiquities and the study of Islamic Art, while exploring art’s role in the Middle East today as a medium for the study of politics, power, and history. During the summer of 2014, Talin had the opportunity to work in Tangier, Morocco for the American Legation Institute of Moroccan Studies where she digitized and archived a glass slide collection from the 1930s for the Aga Khan Documentation Center’s project Archnet, based at MIT. On campus, she works as a circulation librarian at the Music Library, and is active in various organizations such as Wellesley Arab Women’s Association and Wellesley Students for Justice in Palestine. Talin has a working knowledge of Armenian, French, Spanish, and Arabic and aspires to add Persian, Italian, and German to the list during graduate school. This summer, Talin hopes to find an internship that yet again combines her passion for the Middle Eastern region and the study of art. 

Sarah Gontarek

Sarah is an electrical and computer engineer with a passion for political science. She has completed research in remote photoplethysmography, physiological signal processing, globalized supply chains, and cognition. She currently works for Bosch Security Systems, enjoys building sophisticated electromechanical devices, being Commander of MIT's Epsilong Theta, and encouraging corporate social responsibility at MIT in her free time. After graduation, she would like to investigate startup opportunities in India and continue to learn about how things are made.  

 

Gabi Guzman

Gabi is a senior majoring in Russian Area Studies with a minor in Environmental Studies. In the summer of 2014, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Michigan's Political Science Department, where she assisted in building a database on protest in the Former Soviet area of Central Asia. Gabi spent the spring semester of her junior year in Cordoba, Spain. During the winter of her sophomore year she interned at the Georgian National Gallery in Tbilisi. On campus, Gabi has served through several leadership roles, her most recent as Russian Club Co-President this fall. She speaks Russian, Spanish, and Italian. Gabi completed her bachelor's studies this fall and has accepted an internship at the US Embassy in Moscow for the spring semester. After the internship, Gabi's goal is to return to school to pursue graduate studies, focusing on the Russian area and international policy.

 

Helen Huang

Helen is a junior majoring in International Relations-Economics with a minor in Philosophy. In the summer of 2014, Helen worked as a market research intern at China Market Research Group in Shanghai, where she analyzed Chinese consumption patterns and market trends for foreign business entrants. At Wellesley, Helen is an Intermediate Microeconomics tutor for the Department of Economics and a founding member of Phi Delta Phi Wellesley Hall, the international legal honor society. She also sings classically and is involved with belly dance on campus. Helen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Spanish. After graduation, Helen hopes to work in economic consulting before making her way to law school.

 

 Sahar Ibrahim

Sahar is currently a junior majoring in anthropology. Her particular interests lie in the area of medical anthropology. In the summer of 2013, Sahar worked as a health administration intern at the Aga Khan Hospital, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where she engaged with and observed the development of community health initiatives. Sahar spent the following summer working as a canoe and kayak instructor in Calgary, Canada. On campus, Sahar is a member of the Slater International Student Organization's executive board, a member of the Wellesley Varsity crew team, and a member of the Science Club for Girls organization, for which she recently designed and implemented a curriculum on the effects of microgravity on the human body. Sahar hopes to pursue research in the field of medical anthropology this summer in areas of rural Karnataka, India.

 

Jasmyne Keimig

Jasmyne is a junior majoring in history. She interned on the 2012 Joe Kennedy congressional campaign and was the marketing intern for the Old Firehouse Teen Center, a local community center outside of Seattle. Jasmyne is an active part of many co-ops on campus, hosting a radio show and working as promotion director for WZLY and will be a pubbie in the spring at Punch's Alley. She spent the fall semester of her junior year abroad, studying at UCL. She has a considerable knowledge of Spanish and is currently attempting to master Russian. Upon graduation, Jasmyne hopes to continue working on community building whether in the U.S. or abroad.

 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Kinsey

Betsy is a junior Economics major interested in environmental policy and development. Last summer she worked for an environmental non-profit as a field organizer building public support for the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan. On campus she works on the student campaign to divest from fossil fuels and as a research assistant for an economics professor on water and sanitation accessibility in India and Peru. During her junior fall she studied the political economy of food, water, and energy in Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia. After graduation, she would like to conduct research on environmental and social conflicts in South America.
 

 

Bridgette Lemoine

Bridgette is a senior majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Economics. She is currently writing her thesis on a theory of liberal justice put forward by John Tomasi, which seeks to integrate a requirement for private economic liberties with a commitment to social justice. For the past two summers Bridgette has worked one-on-one with members of the indigent population, first in Boston, MA and then in Stamford, CT, to help low-income individuals achieve economic stability by finding jobs, housing and access to quality education. On campus, Bridgette stays involved with the Wellesley community by working at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center and playing jazz guitar in the Wellesley Blue Jazz Combo. Following graduation Bridgette hopes to work at an international organization that provides humanitarian aid and legal counsel.

 

Loren Lock

Loren is a junior majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies with a concentration in Health and Society.  During the summer of 2014, she was a fellow with the CDC-sponsored Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement- Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) through which she interned with the Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS). While there, she explored the program’s potential to translate their website and surveys and developed public relations materials. Prior to that, Loren took a year away from Wellesley and traveled to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala to enhance her Spanish skills and work with a rural clinic and Habitat for Humanity Guatemala. On campus, Loren is a captain of the varsity crew team and a student leader. She can speak Spanish at an advanced level and has a working knowledge of Hindi/Urdu. Following graduation, Loren hopes to travel and work abroad before eventually pursuing a Master of Public Health degree and attending either nursing or medical school.

 

Amelia McClure

Amelia is a Junior majoring in Biological Science and minoring in Environmental Studies. She is excited about pursuing research into Environmental Microbiology and Agroecology. She is currently working in a Wellesley Microbiology lab examining the scientific basis of permaculture techniques, a popular form of small scale sustainable agriculture. Last summer she worked as a field technician at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest examining forest food webs and climate change. On campus, she lives in the sustainability cooperative and works at the student run cafe, El Table. Amelia's goal upon graduation is to combine scientific research into microbiology with community level implementation of sustainable agriculture techniques through participant directed research.

 

Nina McKee

Nina is a junior majoring in Political Science and has great interest in environmentalism and food system inequality. In the summer of 2014, she interned for Food Tank: The Food Think Tank as a writer and researcher, contributing articles to the organization’s online publications. Nina took her sophomore fall semester away from Wellesley and traveled to Guatemala to volunteer with a rural health clinic and a domestic violence shelter. She spent the spring semester of her sophomore year in Amman, Jordan, on a study abroad program focused on health, environment and community development; in addition to her studies there, she conducted research about Jordan’s food aid programs for Syrian refugees affected by the ongoing Syrian conflict. On campus, she is a member of the varsity crew team, a student leader on residential life, and an avid-lecture attendee. Nina speaks Spanish at an advanced level and has studied Arabic for 3 years. Nina’s post-graduation plans often change, but she hopes to increase her understanding of the food system (and the greater world) in a multitude of ways: by working for non-profit organizations domestically and internationally; working on gardens, farms or fishing boats; pursuing a joint J.D./M.A. degree and/or a PhD; and eventually teaching. 

Zoe Moyer

A pioneer at heart, Zoe has spent her tenure at Wellesley double majoring in the disparate topics of biochemistry and French cultural studies, for which she has a concentration in Africana studies. Her laboratory work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her studies abroad in Madagascar and France, in particular, have honed her professional interests and capabilities in biomedical engineering research, medical anthropology, and international health. A creator and refiner of involved projects, Zoe has expanded on these foci by running several related on-campus initiatives. In so doing, she has raised campus awareness about poverty and food sustainability as a senator on College Government and as a resident of the Sustainability Cooperative house, improved Wellesleyan mental and physical wellness as president of the Wellesley Outing Club and as the Balanced Heath Educator manager for an eight-week Happiness Challenge, and addressed science student needs and concerns as president of the Biology and Biological Chemistry Club and as a student representative to the Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry Departments. In her spare time, Zoe enjoys talking to patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she has volunteered since 2012, reading about leadership development and psychology, and editing her chemistry professor’s papers for publication. Following her graduation, Zoe hopes to work aboard in international health before pursuing her MD/PhD in 2016.

 

 

Grace Oh

Grace is a senior double majoring in Art History and French Cultural Studies. She is currently conducting archival research on the experimental video artworks created by the "Father of Video Art," Nam June Paik, at Boston's public broadcasting station, WGBH, in the 1960's. During the summer of 2013, Grace interned at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC where she researched trends in young adult programing in the New York art world. This past summer, she interned at BBC Worldwide where she learned and experienced the inner workings of the broadcasting and entertainment industry. In addition to her work experience, during the Spring 2014 semester, Grace was abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France, where she engaged in cultural activities while pursuing her French language studies. In addition to her fluency in English, Korean, and French, she is studying and proficient in American Sign Language. On campus, Grace is involved with the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and is a Circulation and Reference Assistant at the Baltzell Art Library. Grace's goal upon graduation is to work with cultural institutions in Europe and Asia to have an enriched understanding of global societies and in the long-run, study international and intellectual property law.

 

Poe Oo

Poe is a senior majoring in International Relations with a concentration in Political Science. Her thesis focuses on the motivations behind the Obama administration’s decision to intervene against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In the summer of 2014, she interned at the Clinton Development Initiative, one of the eleven initiatives of the Clinton Foundation. She has also interned at The Myanmar Times and worked as a research assistant for Professor Stacie Goddard in the Political Science department. During her junior year, Poe studied abroad at the University of Oxford. She is bilingual in English and Burmese, with basic knowledge of Mandarin and Japanese. After graduation, Poe plans to work in an organization that focuses on international security issues, particularly those of the Middle East.

 

Mariya Patwa

Mariya is a junior majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Health and Society. She is currently the treasurer of the South Asian cultural organization and works in an organic chemistry lab focused on diabetes research on campus. Last winter she organized a trip to Guatemala to volunteer as with a non-profit organization serving indigenous populations around the central lake, Lake Atitlan, specifically focusing on healthcare and family aid. The opportunity abroad was also to serve as a translator; she speaks English, Spanish and Gujarati. Over the summer she has volunteered in the emergency room of her local hospital and trained as a clinical assistant in a medical office to gain exposure to the career in medicine that she plans to pursue. Next semester she will begin the application process for 2016 entrance into medical school after graduating.

Huijing (Josephine) Ren

Josephine is a senior majoring in Economics and Psychology. In her economics major she focuses on global economics; in her psychology major Josephine focuses on social psychology and nonverbal communication. Josephine is an active member of the community. She is currently serving as student body representative on the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee, where she attends meetings that discuss concerns on current policy and strategizes possible new policies.  She also served as a senator to college student government and VP of her Residential Hall. Josephine’s goal upon graduation is to work with an international organization on global issues.
 

 

Mariajosé Rodríguez-Pliego

Mariajosé is an English and Economics double major. In the summer of 2014 Mariajosé conducted research with two Wellesley Economics professors to investigate the link between the use of fertility treatments and cognitive disabilities in children. She enjoys translating documents for the NGOs International Indigenous Women's Forum and Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer, AC. Mariajosé is the Opinions Editor for The Wellesley News and works as a writing tutor and a statistics tutor. She is fluent in spanish and has working knowledge of German and Portuguese. Next summer, Mariajosé wants to conduct research on development economics abroad.

 

Hannah Ruebeck

Hannah is a junior double-majoring in Economics and Mathematics. She worked as a research assistant during the summer of 2014 on a project examining the impact of widespread arsenic contamination in the groundwater of Bangladesh on mothers' breastfeeding patterns. She continues to work on similar projects as a Case Fellow in the Economics Department, where she also serves as a teaching assistant. As a co-founder of Wellesley S.M.I.L.E.S, an initiative to foster spontaneity and community on campus, Hannah spends a lot of time thinking about how to best foster connections among students. In her future studies and research, Hannah hopes to focus on the effect of specific educational policies on aspects of childhood development - a passion sparked by her time spent working with disadvantaged students as a math teacher. Her goal this summer is to further her research experience at an international organization involved in policy development.



 

Nikita Saladi

Nikita is a junior double-majoring in Neuroscience and Women’s and Gender Studies with a concentration in Health, Science, and Bioethics. During the summer of 2014, Nikita worked with the Family Case Management program at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, IL.  As an intern, Nikita developed connections between program managers and medical providers in order to ensure high-risk mothers received necessary prenatal care. On campus, Nikita works on investigating the role of primary care physicians in preventing adolescent depression through the CATCH-IT program at the Wellesley Centers for Women. She is also a core organizer for Fossil Free Wellesley, a group working towards divesting Wellesley’s endowment from fossil fuels. After graduation, Nikita plans to pursue a joint MD-MPH degree. She hopes to work as a physician focusing on reducing health disparities affecting women in low-income communities.

 

Lydia Saltzbart

Lydia is a Senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in English. Her coursework and research has largely centered on European and Eurasian international relations, particularly regarding Post-Soviet States. During her Junior Fall, Lydia went to Hungary to study International Relations and European Studies at Central European University in Budapest with students from all over Europe and Asia. Lydia spent the summer 2014 interning at McBee Strategic Consulting, a transportation, energy, and defense lobbying firm in Washington D.C. She has also worked as an Associate in the White House Office of Correspondence and an intern at the NYC Department of Education during her other undergraduate summers. At Wellesley, Lydia works at the Clapp library desk and is a DJ and member of the executive board for Wellesley’s student run radio station WZLY 91.5FM. Lydia is deeply committed to making the world a better, safer place for all and one day hopes to work in defense policy.

 

Allison Steitz

Allison is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Math. She is considering writing her thesis on the different forms of women’s participation in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and assessing their impact. She is looking forward to studying abroad in South Africa in spring, 2015 and hopes to gather more information to narrow her potential thesis topic. In the summer of 2014, Allison worked as an intern in the Office of US Foreign Assistance Resources at the Department of State, where she contributed to the redesign of the Foreign Assistance Dashboard, a website that serves as a repository for the foreign aid spending data of all US Agencies to increase the transparency of US foreign assistance to the public. During the summer of 2013, Allison interned in the Office of Budget and Resource Management at the US Agency for International Development where she assessed levels of democracy, rights, and governance in health, agricultural, and environmental programs of various missions in African countries during the fiscal year 2012. She currently works as a research assistant at Wellesley’s Office of Institutional Research, where she helps design surveys and write survey summary reports, and compiles data for the annual Wellesley College Factbook. She hopes to spend the summer of 2015 interning in a social advocacy organization in South Africa.

 

Chloe Stroman

Chloe is a senior majoring in English with a minor in Economics.  In the summer of 2014, Chloe worked in Boston for The Ally Coalition, an organization founded by the band Fun. to raise funds and awareness for LGBTQ equality and to engage fans and artists in activism.  Chloe spent the spring of 2014 studying in Córdoba, Spain, where she lived with a host family and volunteered teaching English with Andalucía Acoge, a pro-immigrant NGO.  She traveled to Sabana Grande, Nicaragua last winter to complete an engineering fieldwork course in which she and four other students delivered and presented projects including a water bottle lamp, bicycle blender, and bio-digester, and explored renewable energy and community development.  On campus, Chloe is a TA with the Writing Program.  Chloe’s goal upon graduation is to work with young people through a nonprofit organization.

Lindsey Tang, Computer Science major, Mathematics and Economics minors

 

 

Emma van den Terrell

Emma van den Terrell is a senior double majoring in Religion and Peace and Justice Studies.  In the summer of 2014, Emma interned at Rifka Annisa in Yogyakarta, Indonesia where she help create literature and graphic design for an educational public outreach campaign divorce and domestic violence.  Emma spent the spring semester of her junior year studying at King’s College London in the Theology and Religious Studies Department.  At Wellesley, she works at The Wellesley Centers for Women and is a member of the MIT/Wellesley Ballroom Dance Team.  After graduation, Emma hopes to research the interconnections between religion, gender, and peace with an academic or international organization.
 

Charlotte Weiss

Charlotte Weiss is a junior majoring in Spanish Language and Literature and minoring in education studies. This past semester, Charlotte studied abroad in Santiago, Chile and interned at Fundación Caserta, an educational non-profit that supports elementary through high school students in developing leadership and teamwork through engaging with the natural landscape of Chile. At school, she is a rower on Wellesley’s varsity crew team and a member of Hillel.  After graduation, Charlotte hopes to teach in bilingual classrooms or work in immigration policy in the United States.

 

Chloe Williamson

Chloe is a junior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing as well as participating in the Sustainability Certificate program offered between Wellesley, Olin, and Babson colleges. In the summer of 2014, Chloe continued her academic-year position in the Alumnae Association Connections Office, facilitating alumnae club and class communications and organizing student workers prior to and during Reunion. Chloe spent the fall semester of her junior year studying at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. On campus, Chloe works in the Alumnae Association Connections Office and is part of the Regeneration student farming organization (she has formerly served as the farm manager and food justice chair of this organization). Chloe also spent the summer between her freshman and sophomore year working as an Environmental Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture Intern for the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens. She has a conversational knowledge of Spanish. In the summer of 2015, Chloe’s goal is to work as an intern for an international organization focused on creating sustainable urban food security.


Lucy Zhu

Lucy is a senior economics major with a keen interest in international affairs and cross-cultural exchange. Besides completing a diverse liberal arts curriculum at Wellesley, she has also taken courses at MIT Sloan and spent a semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, has limited proficiency in French, and is currently completing coursework in introductory Japanese. Last summer, she interned with Ernst & Young's business consulting practice in the financial services sector in New York. Previously, she spent two summers interning in China with the United States Trade Representative at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the China Market Research Group in Shanghai. Lucy hopes to eventually work in the public sector and is currently seeking an internship position for next summer in international economic development.

 

 

Sabrina Zurga

Sabrina is a senior majoring in Economics with a minor in Mathematics. In the summer of 2014, Sabrina was a business strategy intern at a boutique consulting firm in Ethiopia where she conducted research on sourcing practices of garment manufacturers. Sabrina spent the fall semester of her junior year in London, UK where she had the opportunity to explore Economics in a completely different cultural setting. On campus, Sabrina has worked as a research assistant for a professor working on a new book about drug trafficking and is the president of á la Mode, an on campus fashion organization. Upon graduation, Sabrina aims to work with an international organization on sustainable development.

 

 

 

 

The deadline for applications for the 2016 Albright Institute is April 1, 2015. Read more about eligibility and apply.