In January 2022, Sajila Kanwal ’22 will begin an internship with Ipas, a nonprofit organization that promotes initiatives around the world to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. She’s applying to graduate school public health programs and is “definitely looking forward to seeing what the future brings for me in terms of opportunities and options. I’m open to everything that interests me and see the best in each possibility.”
Kayla Richardson ’24 and Professor of Political Science Edward Lynch recently presented a paper on Catholic social thought and free market theory at the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.
Beginning in October, Brenner will spend seven months with the Teaching Assistant Program in France, which is managed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. She’ll teach at the primary school level in a school or schools near Paris.
The gender and women’s studies major and social justice minor was recently invited to present two of her research projects at the virtual conference of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association.
The awards were established in 2011 to honor research projects that showcase extensive and creative use of the library’s resources; the ability to synthesize those resources in completing each project; and growth in the student’s research skills.
During her sophomore year, Waynick began research on the human oral microbiome, which plays a key role in supporting the body’s health and well-being. She completed the project as her senior thesis and plans to pursue research opportunities after graduation.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Jennifer Turner has specifically studied the parenting concerns and racial socialization practices of low-income Black single mothers.
Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Elizabeth Gleim’s passion is studying tick-borne diseases, and she has been especially excited to provide research opportunities in both the lab and the field for Hollins students.
Alex Lesniak ’20 shares how the experience she acquired and connections she made as a Hollins undergraduate led shortly after graduation to a rewarding opportunity with the American Institutes for Research.
The environmental sciences major/social justice minor wants “to gain more knowledge in international issues, the progression of human rights, and environmental degradation” as she prepares to work in the human rights career field.