‘A Wall Built by Many Hands’: Health Equity and the Roles of Solidarity and Compassion in Global Health Ethics

As a philosophy major at Agnes Scott College, I have had the opportunity to conduct mentored research in the discipline on a topic of my choice. My senior project (described below), ” ‘A Wall Built By Many Hands’: Health Equity and the Roles of Solidarity and Compassion in Global Health Ethics” focuses on emerging questions … Read more‘A Wall Built by Many Hands’: Health Equity and the Roles of Solidarity and Compassion in Global Health Ethics

Mayo Clinic: Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research (Summer 2020)

For summer 2020, I was selected as one of just five undergraduate participants for the Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research at Mayo Clinic. This program involves students completing a research project for ten weeks under the mentorship of a Mayo Clinic biomedical ethicist and engaging in other small-group discussions on topics in bioethics. … Read moreMayo Clinic: Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research (Summer 2020)

Task Force for Global Health: Compassion and Ethics Internship (Summer 2020)

In the summer of 2020, I remotely interned with the Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics (FACE) at the Task Force for Global Health. FACE, led by Dr. David Addiss, ultimately aims to cultivate and promote social justice, compassion, and ethical awareness in global health work through research, consulting, and trainings. As an undergraduate interested … Read moreTask Force for Global Health: Compassion and Ethics Internship (Summer 2020)

Yale University: Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics (Summer 2019)

During the summer of 2019, I was selected to participate as an undergraduate in the Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics at Yale University. This 7-week summer intensive program drew graduate/medical students and professionals from all across the world each to gain a robust background on issues and methods in bioethics. As just one … Read moreYale University: Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics (Summer 2019)

Test Subject: Anthropology of Violence Documentary on Historical Abuses in Public Health Research

In a course on the anthropology of violence, I co-produced a documentary short on historical research abuses in public health. The film focuses on two case studies: the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiments as well as the Guatemala STD experiments conducted during WWII that have only recently come to light. My co-producer and I researched these … Read moreTest Subject: Anthropology of Violence Documentary on Historical Abuses in Public Health Research

The Gendered ‘Politics of Meat’: Philosophy & Film Project on Feminist Animal Ethics

In a course on Philosophy and Film, I explored philosophical themes in films and philosophical considerations involved in filmmaking itself. As a final project, I was tasked with creating a short film on an underrepresented philosopher in a group. My group members and I decided to showcase Carol Adams, an independent scholar most famous for … Read moreThe Gendered ‘Politics of Meat’: Philosophy & Film Project on Feminist Animal Ethics

Putting a Price Tag on Culture?: Women Artisans & Guatemala’s Tourism Industry

After traveling to Guatemala, I conducted a research project on how the tourism industry affects indigenous women artisans socially, politically, and economically. . In a first-year seminar class called GBL 102, I learned about history, cultures, and health in Guatemala for a semester that culminated with a one-week trip to the country. During the trip, … Read morePutting a Price Tag on Culture?: Women Artisans & Guatemala’s Tourism Industry

International Rescue Committee: Youth Food Justice Internship (Summer 2018)

During the summer of 2018, I worked as an International Rescue Committee New Roots Program intern with the Youth Food Justice Initiative (YFJ). During the internship, I worked with a cohort of ten refugee youth during an eight-week program designed to educate Clarkston High School students on gardening and nutrition. I led daily activities and nutrition … Read moreInternational Rescue Committee: Youth Food Justice Internship (Summer 2018)

Lessons from the Highlands: Reflection on Traveling to Rural Guatemala

From my time in GBL 102 at Agnes Scott and abroad, I learned about the government corruption, unjust inequities, and disproportionate resource acquisition that have pervaded Guatemala in the aftermath of the civil war nearly 30 years ago. In particular, I learned about the huge cultural, social, and physical obstacles women often face in obtaining … Read moreLessons from the Highlands: Reflection on Traveling to Rural Guatemala