Ellen Cushman’s research centers on literacy in tribal and urban communities, with a particular focus on exploring language’s role in the everyday struggle for dignity, respect, and change.
“What better way to learn more about different cultures?” said second-year architecture major Davae Gibson, one of more than 500 attendees.
International affairs major David Obadina will help to structure and implement student engagement for END7, an international campaign that is focused on eradicating seven neglected tropical diseases by 2020.
For her third co-op, senior Ashley Cavignano packed a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and flashlight and joined a team of healthcare professionals to deliver care and health education to people in remote villages in Nepal.
Marley Kimelman, S/SSH’18, recently returned from a co-op in Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked for the city on various green initiatives and revitalized a stagnant water heritage project.
Chelsey Goldberg, SSH’16, and Alexa Armstrong, S’16, spent 10 days in Kenya, where they doled out school supplies to studious kids and made life-changing donations to the particularly needy. “I can’t believe you’re here,” one 14 year-old girl told Goldberg.
While working at the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador earlier this year, fourth-year political science major Rose Leopold helped grow the relationship between the Pan American nations.
Jacqueline Ferrante’s, AMD’13, co-op at Gallery 360 helped define her career path. Now, she’s working at A.I.R. Gallery, a Brooklyn art gallery supporting women in the arts, and curating a new show at Northeastern.
On a Dialogue of Civilizations program to India this summer, Northeastern students saw firsthand how the nation of more than 1.2 billion people is preparing for climate change.
More than 100 million adults suffer from debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. Now one Northeastern student—a doctor of physical therapy candidate named Lauren Jarmusz—is working to counter the health scourge, cofounding a startup aimed at connecting people with doctors who specialize in the field.
Eva Hayes, S’16, is on co-op in the Bahamas at the Bimini Sharklab, where she swims with sharks and helps the lab study and tag them for research purposes. It’s a “dream co-op,” she said.
Working at the Large Hadron Collider has been Nick DePorzio’s dream since his senior year in high school. In a couple weeks, that dream will become a reality when the physics student starts his co-op at CERN, which hosts the famous particle collider.