“I’ve Come into My Own as a Person Here”: Elizabeth Klein ’23 Discovers a Love of History While Spotlighting the Jewish American Experience
A double major in history and Spanish, Elizabeth Klein ’23 devoted her senior honors thesis to exploring Jewish participation in 19th century westward expansion in the United States. “I’m truly grateful for this opportunity and countless others as I’ve pursued my passion for studying Jewish-American history,” she says.
As a Double Major in History and Political Science, Adarra Blount ’23 Is Confident In Her Options After Graduating from Hollins
Adarra Blount ’23 is completing her undergraduate career at Hollins with a wealth of real-world experience, including internships with the North Carolina Museum of History, the White House Historical Association, and the Fuquay-Varina Museums, also in North Carolina. One of her goals is to attend graduate school, and to that end she spent a week last year enrolled in the Political Science Predoctoral Summer Institute at Georgetown University.
Lessons in Leadership, Work/Life Balance Are Guideposts for Arin Waters ’23 as She Seeks a Career as a Health Practitioner and Educator
Spend just a few moments with Arin Waters ’23 and you realize that the empathy and compassion she feels for others is almost palpable. Throughout her time at Hollins, the senior biology major and social justice minor has devoted herself to practicing behavior, conceiving initiatives, engaging in research, and planning a career to improve the quality of life for her fellow students and society at large.
From a Thesis on Storytelling to Chronicling Arts and Culture, Lindsey Hull ’23 Is Laying the Groundwork for a Career in Journalism
Lindsey Hull ’23, who is majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing, immersed herself in the Appalachian tradition of storytelling for her senior thesis. Hollins’ Batten Leadership Institute inspired her to pursue an internship with the Cardinal News digital news outlet, where she has honed her writing and reporting skills.
With Majors in Psychology and Spanish and a Growing Research Portfolio, Yareli Sosa Antunez ’23 Is Addressing Mental Health Disparities in the Latino Community
Yareli Sosa Antunez ’23’s work as a Hollins research fellow has propelled her into an exciting opportunity: After graduation, she’ll begin a two-year position as a research associate with the Research Engagement and Community Health (REACH) Equity Team at the University of Miami, partnering with the principal investigator there on a project examining mental health and other health disparities among Latino men with HIV.
Through Study at Queen Mary University of London, Marissa Gannon ’23 Will Advocate for Equitable Economic Development
“I’m very passionate about economic development and equitable development,” says economics major Marissa Gannon ’23, who will be spending next year in London studying public and social policy at a university considered among Great Britain’s “Ivy League” of top research schools.
Jenny Noyes ’23 Overcomes Crohn’s Disease and Sets the Stage for a Career as a Physician Assistant
Jenny Noyes ’23, a double major in biology and environmental studies, has taken advantage of some significant research opportunities while at Hollins and has earned certification as an EMT in preparation for eventual study at PA school, all while meeting the challenges of an autoimmune disease.
“I Can be a Leader, an Innovator, a Creator of Change”: Jasmine Carmichael ’23 Is Becoming a Catalyst for Public Health Education
Public health major Jasmine Carmichael ’23 has been praised for pursuing “a passion for examining public health issues with a social justice/health equity lens. In particular, she has shown tremendous interest and promise in investigating the social determinants of health with a focus on addressing health disparities.”
On Her Journey to Becoming a Public Historian, Zoe Brooks ’23 Explores “Bloody Harlan” and 1930s Labor Conflict
History major Zoe Brooks ’23 says she enjoys “taking hard-to-understand primary source information, distilling it, and making it more accessible to everybody. History deserves to be taught, and it deserves to be taught in its entirety. The idea of having that as a career…there’s something really cool about that.”
Wyndham Robertson Library Honors Undergraduate Research Award Winners and Finalists
Wyndham Robertson Library has announced the winners and finalists of this year’s Undergraduate Research Awards. The annual awards recognize exemplary student research projects completed in Hollins courses.
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