High School: Cleveland Heights High School
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Major: Mathematics, Pre-Med/Pre-Health
Activities: Hall Advisor Pem East 2009-2010, SGA, Tour Guide, Admissions Ambassador, Culinary Club, Honor Board 2008-2009, Customs Committee 2008, Customs 2007-2008
Interests: Public health policy and epidemiology, politics, traveling, NBA basketball, cooking
Internship: Reproductive Health Technologies Project, NW Washington, DC
My Houghton Hepburn Center internship this summer with the Reproductive Health Technologies Project allowed me to explore various areas related to reproductive health and accessibility. In addition to my final research on the impact of environmental contaminants on male and female fertility, I also worked on projects related to "green" chemistry, health care reform, intrauterine devices (or IUDs), microbicides, the HPV vaccine, and legislation restricting the use or accessibility of abortion and contraceptive services for women. Working with another intern, I published findings for the cost-effectiveness of IUDs to the RHTP website. My time spent at the Reproductive Health Technologies Project gave me the opportunity to conduct scientific and policy-based intensive research and to take a more active role in the messaging for advocacy groups around all aspects of reproductive rights and services. I look forward to utilizing my skills acquired through the internship in both my coursework this year at Bryn Mawr, and my professional life post-graduation this coming May.