Vanessa spent 8 weeks in Moshi, Tanzania working with her Cornell and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College classmates on a case study concerning formal health insurance in Tanzania. They researched and analyzed the policies and circumstances that barred many from receiving healthcare and took part in creating possible solutions. She also worked with the non-profit organization Training, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation on Gender and AIDS (TRMEGA).
This summer, Ismini had the opportunity to intern with the Metrics & Evaluation department at the National Geographic Society. She helped run both quantitative and qualitative data analysis on a range of National Geographic's initiatives, including conservation projects and clean energy technology grants, education programs, and their annual Explorers Festival.
Christopher spent his summer before senior year interning for the Tompkins County Workers' Center, located on the Ithaca Commons. As a community and labor organizer at the workers' center, he lobbied businesses, community organizations, and public officials to back a local law that would mandate a countywide living wage.
This summer Paige worked as an Open Space Recreation & Acquisition Intern with Pleasant Valley Recreation & Parks District in Camarillo, CA to acquire new lands for trails in the hopes of getting more people connected to the environment.
This summer Shivani was a Blumenthal Summer Program Associate and the Head SAT Verbal Coach at the Sleepy Hollow site for Let's Get Ready. Let's Get Ready provides high school students from low-income circumstances with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling, and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college.
Through the CALS Global Fellows program, Xavier spent 10 weeks in Dodoma, Tanzania working for an NGO, Episcopal Relief & Development, that has a partnership with the Anglican Church in the area. With the rural development office, he and another Cornell student conducted 270 household surveys regarding demographics, harvest yields, and food security.
During the summer of 2016, Sonya was an intern with the Family Planning initiative for the United Nations Foundation and was provided invaluable opportunities to work instrumentally with women’s sexual and reproductive health rights.
When DSOC graduate Nazia Saiyed took Dr. Angela Gonzales’ class Health and Survival Inequalities, she learned about the social and economic conditions influencing population health and began contemplating the role of policy in addressing health disparities.