Travel Grants

Fondation Scelles (Paris, France)

This summer, I worked for the Fondation Scelles—a French NGO dedicated to the fight against sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Daily, I assisted with research, writing support, and French/English translation. Through this experience, I not only gained important language and cultural literacy skills but experienced firsthand what it's like to work on the front lines of a pressing global issue. I am proud that I dedicated my summer to such a meaningful cause.

Sophie Holtgen '23 

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Society for Research on Adolescence Conference (New Orleans, LA, USA) 

Last spring, I traveled to New Orleans to present my poster at a psychology conference hosted by the Society for Research on Adolescence. Over three days, I heard talks from Ruby Bridges and other human rights activists, dialogued with researchers worldwide, and presented my research. My research topic focused on the religious and spiritual experiences of transgender people. This experience has transformed my faith, has expanded my passion for marginalized communities, and my desire to pursue research that makes a difference.

Shuai (Eddy) Jiang '22, LSOE '25

diiVe (Cape Town, South Africa)

This summer, I joined diiVe in Cape Town, South Africa, for their Consulting Internship Program. I was placed on a project where my team’s task was to size and analyze the markets of six African countries to consult the oral healthcare company, TheraBreath, on which country would be the most feasible and lucrative to expand their products into. My role on the team was as a client manager, meaning that my areas of responsibility included being the primary contact for our client, taking meeting minutes, and other communication tasks. 

Alicia Spry '24

2022 Annual Public Health Conference (Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA) 

Last spring I attended the 2022 Annual Public Health Conference, “Reground, Rebuild, & Reunite: We are Public Health.” This conference was the culmination of my work as a research assistant for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health over the past year on a project titled “Increasing Cervical Cancer Awareness Through Community-Based Approaches.” Our poster and abstract were featured in the conference, which brings together public health officials from across the state responsible for shaping local health policies and developing educational resources for the community. Attending this conference allowed me to learn from and network with public health experts currently working to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and develop strategic plans for reducing health disparities within the community. 

Molly Wilde '23