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Students Benefit from Summer Opportunities

July 28, 2014

Laura Lemire
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7242

Saint Anselm student Tyler Lindsay is interning at the National Air and Space Museum through a college fellowshipFrom studying hummingbird migration patterns to interning at the National Air and Space Museum, Saint Anselm students are staying busy this summer conducting research and working at internships and jobs. They're benefiting from these opportunities with the help of our Center for Experiential Learning as well as their advisors, professors, and other staff members.

In addition, more than 30 students, are getting on-the-job experience with the support of generous alumni and friends of the college through fellowships.

A Sampling of Student Opportunities


Biology major Molly Abbott '15 is researching Type 1 Diabetes through the Joslin Diabetes Center summer student research program. She previously completed research at Harvard Institutes of Medicine and Brigham and Women's Hospital, which will be published at the end of the summer upon presenting her findings at the World Transplant Congress in San Francisco, Calif.

Matthew Gonella '15, an international relations and Spanish major, interned for the Iroquois Confederacy at the delegation at the United Nations Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues. He drafted statements, provided language assistance (speaking Spanish and French), and assisted members with daily tasks. He also traveled with the Iroquois national lacrosse team to the world lacrosse championships in Denver, Colorado, as assistant to the team's president. Read his story »

History major Jennifer Peterson '16 is interning with Frontline, WGBH Boston's Emmy-winning public affairs program.

Computer science major Tyler Lindsay '16 is interning at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. At the museum's information technology help desk, he is maintaining the network, setting up video conferences, and assisting with other IT tasks.

Riley Duggan '15, a peace and justice studies major, traveled to Honduras to volunteer at the summer camp at Amigos de Jesus orphanage. She'll be home just in time to lead this year's Road for Hope.

Biology major Jake Stokes '16 is interning at Cell Signaling Technology, a cancer-research firm. Working for the Mass Spectrometry group, he's helping to prepare samples for analysis. As a lacrosse player, he also represented the college at the Northeast-10 Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in Vermont.

Jaimie Kender '16 and Ceara Talbot '16 are conducting research at Woods Hole Research Center in Falmouth, Mass. Kender and Talbot are researching the effects of climate change on freshwater mussels in New Hampshire in collaboration with Professor Wicklow. In addition, environmental science major Kender is also investigating how climate change will affect hummingbird migration patterns with Woods Hole research associate and Saint Anselm alumna Tina Cormier. Talbot, a biology major, is analyzing the water quality at Oyster Pond.

English major Ryan Sandford '15 is researching the uprising and war crimes in Syria as the 2014 Albert J. Gordon Summer Research Fellow at the New Hampshire Insitute of Politics & Political Library. Read his story »

Kerry White '15, a business major, is a finance intern at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, an entity of Partners Healthcare. Using her business knowledge, she has developed business models for a driving program and a six million dollar expansion proposal. She also volunteered at their annual golf tournament where she met hockey legend Bobby Orr.

Twenty Saint Anselm students ranging in major from forensic science to Classics accompanied Classics Professor David George on the college's annual archaeological dig in Orvieto, Italy. There they worked on four dig sites where they excavated an Etruscan tomb finding human remains. Learn more about the 2014 excavations »

Photo: Saint Anselm junior Tyler Lindsay is interning at the National Air and Space Museum through a college fellowship.

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