2012



Elizabeth Anne Carens
Major: Religious Studies
Minor: Sociology-based Human Relations
Study Away: Cape Town, South Africa
PICA Interest: The influence of Christian principles on the injustices of America’s capital punishment system
Internship: Pluralism Project, Cambridge, MA
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Injustices in the Capital Punishment System, Religious Studies Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Eugene Gallagher, Religious Studies

Rocio Stephany Garcia
Major: English
Secondary Education Certification
Study Away: Oaxaca, Mexico
PICA Interest: Access to higher education in underserved communities
Internship: Casa 0101 Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): EDU 457: Social Justice Education in Our Backyard: A Curriculum Unit in a New London Middle School Classroom, Education Capstone Course
SIP Advisor: Professor Dana Wright, Education

Brenner Adam Green
Major: Psychology
Study Away: Amsterdam
PICA Interest: Psychosocial development of LGBTQ adolescents
Internship: True Colors, Inc., Hartford, CT
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): The Bonds of Teammates: An Exploration of Men's Friendships Between Gay and Heterosexual Teammates, Psychology Honors Thesis
SIP Advisor: Professor Jefferson Singer, Psychology

Grace Mullen Gunderson
Major: Human Development
Elementary Education Certification
Study Away: Oaxaca, Mexico
PICA Interest: Resiliency and after school programs
Internship: Boston Private Bank & Trust Company - Community Reinvestment Act Business Area, Boston, MA
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Dance Now! Dance Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Shani Collins-Achille, Dance

Sokkha Hak
Major: Biological Sciences
PICA Interest: Adolescent health and health & sexuality education
Internship: Maternal and Child Health Access, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): 'Stork' Realities: Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Early Childbearing Among Adolescents, Medical Anthropology Capstone Course, ANT 319
SIP Advisor: Professor Catherine Benoit, Anthropology

Océane Nagisa Hooks-Camilleri
Majors: American Studies, and Student Self Designed Major in Art and Activism
Study Away: Oaxaca, Mexico
PICA Interest: HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual education
Internship: Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Brooklyn, NY
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): State Positive, Dance Independent Study
SIP Advisors: Professor Shani Collins-Achille and Professor Lisa Race, Dance

Diamond Alexis Howell
Major: Human Development
Elementary Education Certification
Study Away: Oaxaca, Mexico
PICA Interest: Underrepresented youth and the pursuit of higher education
Internship: Casa Hogar Hijos de la Luna, Oaxaca, Mexico
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Their Stock and Concealed Stories: A Better Chance, the Posse Foundation and Resiliency for Life in Review, Education Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Michael James, Education

Tonesha Nicole Hunt
Major: Psychology and Human Development
PICA Interest: Substance abuse awareness and the effects on families
Internship: Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center, Inc., Hartford, CT
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): The Life Stories of Women with Chronic Addictions, Psychology Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Jefferson Singer, Psychology

Leah Rubell Johnson
Major: Sociology-based Human Relations
Minor: Hispanic Studies
Study Away: Sevilla, Spain
PICA Interest: Food policy
Internship: Wholesome Wave, Bridgeport, CT
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Bringing SNAP to the Farmers’ Market: Creating a Path to Food Security through Incentive Programs, Sociology Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Robert Gay, Sociology

Rebecca Moore Litt
Major: American Studies
Minors: Human Development and History
Study Away: South Africa
PICA Interest: Immigrant adolescents & mental health
Internship: Center for Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities, New York, NY
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): The impact of Anti-Immigrant Discourse and Public Policy on the Mental Health of Immigrant Adolescents and Children of Immigrants, American Studies Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Ronald Flores, Sociology

Jazmin Ashley Long
Major: Government
Study Away: South Africa
PICA Interest: Homelessness
Internship: United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Bridgeport, CT
Senior Integrative Project: How Does Homelessness Affect Children, Human Development Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Keith Foren, Human Development

Mazvitashe Mellissa Mangisi
Major: Economics
Minors: Mathematics and Applied Statistics
PICA Interest: Sustainable community development projects in developing countries
Internship: Wells Fargo Advisors, New York, NY
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Pro-Poor Economic Growth in Developing Countries to Speed up Poverty Elimination, Economics Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Maria Cruz Saco, Economics

Kathleen Victoria McGrail
Major: Sociology-based Human Relations
Minor: Dance
Study Away: Oaxaca, Mexico
PICA Interest: Healthcare and communities
Internship: H20: Holistic Health Opportunities, Sherborn,MA
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): In Pursuit of Health: Freedom & Responsibility within the US Healthcare System, Sociology Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Robert Gay, Sociology

Alison Catherine McLeod
Major: Human Development
Minor: Psychology
PICA Interest: Educational Media and Children's Development
Internship: WGBH, Educational Outreach Department, Brighton, MA
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Educational Media and Public Television: An Analysis and Comparison of Children’s Programming, Human Development Capstone Course, HMD 416: Globalization, Culture and Identity
SIP Advisor: Professor Sunil Bhatia, Human Development

Lindsay Elizabeth Paiva
Major: English
Minor: Italian
Elementary Education Certificate
Study Away: Perugia, Italy
PICA Interest: The school choice movement and the corporatization of American education
Internship: Youth 4 Change Alliance, Providence, RI
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Exposing Clark Kent: A Critical Analysis of the School Choice Movement and the Corporatization of American Education, Education Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Michael James, Education

Megan Leigh Reback
Majors: English and Government
Study Away: Cape Town, South Africa
PICA Interest: Women’s issues, South African politics
Internship: Talking Points Memo Media, New York, NY
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): The Media as a Terrain of Struggle: Navigating Representations of Violence Against Women in South African News Media, Government Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Tristan Borer, Government

Laura Eileen Romano
Major: International Relations
Minors: Italian Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies
Study Away: Bologna, Italy
PICA Interest: Women and economic development
Internship: Blue Marble Dreams, Rwanda
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Women’s Empowerment in Rwanda, Gender and Women’s Studies Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Shubra Sharma, Gender and Women’s Studies

Lalita Chiarra Russ
Major: Psychology
Minor: Religious Studies
Study Away: Nepal
PICA Interest: Mentoring and resiliency
Internship: Wediko Children’s Services Inc., Windsor, NH
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Youth Mentoring Programs: a study of quality and effectiveness, Psychology Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Audrey Zakriski, Psychology

Eleanor Langley Schmitt
Majors: Psychology and Human Development
Study Away: Copenhagen, Denmark
PICA Interest: Positive well-being and healthy lifestyles
Internship: Sund-forskning.dk, Alternative Health Magazine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): The Use of Mindfulness in the Battle Against Stress: From Buddhist Traditions to Western Interventions, Human Development Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Jennifer Fredricks, Human Development

Thomas Edward Schrader
Majors: Human Development and Sociology
PICA Interest: Effectiveness of drug and alcohol education in CT and role of positive peer influence
Internship: The Fund for American Studies: Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, Washington, D.C.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Reducing High-Risk Drinking on College Campuses: Social Norms and Peer-Based Approaches at Connecticut College, Human Development Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Jennifer Fredricks, Human Development

Breanne Michelle Timura
Majors: Sociology and Human Development
PICA Interest: Immigration
Internship: International Institute of New England, Boston, MA
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Doctors Working as Gas Station Attendants: An Examination of Underemployment Amongst Educated Immigrants, Sociology Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Ronald Flores, Sociology

Janet Yee Wah Tso
Major: Gender and Women’s Studies
Study Away: China
PICA Interest: Advocating against modern day slavery
Internship: New York Asian Women’s Center and The Door, New York, NY
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): Sex Trafficking in Connecticut: Progress under the Trafficking and Victims Protection Act (TVPA) Since 2000, Gender and Women’s Studies Independent Study
SIP Advisor: Professor Mab Segrest, Gender and Women’s Studies

Hannah Marie Winebaum
Major: Human Development
Minors: Psychology and Dance
Study Away: Denmark
PICA interest: Child abuse
Internship: Blue Sky Bridge, Boulder, CO
Senior Integrative Project (SIP): The Role of Child Advocacy Centers: Minimizing the Risk of Retraumatization During a Child’s Sexual Abuse Disclosure Process, HMD 408: Child Maltreatment, Human Development Capstone Course
SIP Advisor: Professor Carol Akai, Human Development