"I have grown as a person with a better understanding of myself and the hard questions that float around our heads."

"I spent my Summer of Service at Philadelphia FIGHT, a comprehensive AIDS service organization providing primary care, consumer education, advocacy and research on potential treatments and potential vaccines. I divided my time between helping with AIDS Education Month (June) projects and working at the Jonathan Lax Center, a comprehensive HIV primary care clinic. The work I did was important, but the conversations I had with people around me at my internship made my time meaningful and enjoyable. [They] grounded my realizations of everyday life and inspired me to take on new challenges and face fears.I bring back a lot of the lessons learned during my summer to Bryn Mawr as a student."

Lucy Sung '10
Arcadia, CA

Major: Chemistry

Note: Lucy's internship was a result of her participation in the Bryn Mawr College Summer of Service 2008 program, a funded opportunity for students to live, serve and learn together in the Bryn Mawr community.

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive AIDS Service Organization providing state of the art, culturally competent HIV primary care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, outreach to people living with HIV and to those who are at high risk, and access to the most advanced clinical research. FIGHT's goal and hope is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV. FIGHT was formed as a partnership of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and clinicians, who joined together to improve the lives of people living with the disease.

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Lucy Sung '10