Elizabeth Olson ’16
Albright Fellow 2016

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth is a senior double-majoring in Neuroscience and French.

She is currently conducting research at Wellesley on the neural mechanisms underlying speech acquisition in second language learners. Elizabeth spent her spring semester last year in Aix-en-Provence, France studying brain development, health politics and socialized medicine in her second language, French. In addition to her studies, Elizabeth contributed to a clinical research project on drug-resistant epilepsy in Marseille, which prompted her to think more critically about international health care delivery and comparative health care systems. In the summer of 2015, Elizabeth traveled to the Philippines to study community health advocacy programs with Roots of Health, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide women and youth in Palawan with sexual, maternal, and reproductive health education and services. At Wellesley, she works as a service programs intern at the Center for Work and Service and sings with the Tupelos acapella group. Following graduation, Elizabeth hopes to develop her skills in community-based research and health metrics and evaluation before continuing on to medical school.