Frannie Adams ’21

Frannie Adams
Frannie is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Economics.

In the summer of 2019, Frannie did research in a Chemistry lab, as a part of Wellesley’s Summer Science Research Program, looking at various gases to calculate gross primary production and net community production at the Pioneer Array Shelfbreak Front. This was one of many labs collaborating as part of the interdisciplinary SPIROPA Project. She continues in the lab this semester using Matlab to conduct analysis on data collected from the third research cruise of the SPIROPA Project. On campus, Frannie also works as a Student Event Coordinator at Harambee House, serving students of African descent. Additionally, she was a Co-President of Yanvalou Drum and Dance Ensemble but is also a McNair Scholar, a member of the Widows a capella group, and a member of the Xi Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has a strong foundation in French and hopes to become proficient in Spanish and Haitian Kreyol as well. Next fall, she plans to study abroad with the SIT IHP Food Systems Program in Georgia and California, USA and Ecuador. After college, Frannie plans to go to graduate school and focus on sustainability, food systems and agriculture, and the effects of climate change with a particular focus on islands and coastal regions. She has a growing interest in sustainable architecture and hopes to incorporate this into her graduate school education.