My summer working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system

My time at NOFA-VT furthered my passion for food system activism and left me incredibly excited to continue to fight for food system change. I now feel confident and prepared to embark on my journey toward a graduate degree and career in food and agricultural policy. ​The Social Science Scholars program allowed me to spend …

The Intersection Between Gender, Religion, and Instagram

I will continue to study the intersection between Christianity and gender, with a focus on masculinity. I am curious to learn how gender and religious identities interact and are articulated through Instagram. The Instagram app first came out when I was in high school, and quickly gained momentum among my peers and acquaintances, becoming one …

A summer working within a community through CREAR, a non-profit in Costa Rica

At the end of my summer, I was most struck by how much speaking English can make a difference in a family’s income. I wasn’t just serving as a cultural ambassador. I was aiding in families’ economic empowerment. My experience in the Social Science Scholars Program has made me want to continue teaching English abroad. …

My summer researching the transmission of the flu and interning at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital

This summer has certainly given me great clarity about my future steps toward becoming a medical practitioner. Without the Social Science Scholars program, I am sure I would be nowhere near as close to reaching the lofty goals I have set for myself. This program and College have been invaluable. They provided financial and educational …