Senior and junior fellows help with the internship and job search process. The Fellows program provides a selected and highly trained paraprofessional student staff to augment the services of the professional career advisers. Fellows lead Career Labs and are available for individual appointments. They also conduct all first-year initial/intake appointments, as well as resumé and cover letter critiques.

Are you a current Connecticut College student interested in becoming a Fellow? Talk to your Career Adviser.

Susannah Alfred '17

Senior Fellow from Rochester, Minn. Psychology and English double major, Religious Studies minor.

This past summer Susannah developed her skills in healthcare communications through her internship at GMMB in Washington, D.C. During fall of her junior year, she studied positive psychology and communication through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. On campus she serves as a peer tutor in the Roth Writing Center and a Food Hub Fellow for the Office of Sustainability. Following her interests in media and communication, Susannah spends her time helping to develop the College’s annual TEDx conference and writing for Her Campus. After graduation, Susannah plans on pursuing a career in the healthcare field.

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Matthew (Matt) Delaporte '17

Senior Fellow from Lincoln Park, New Jersey. Government major, Environmental Studies minor.

Matt is a member of the College’s Pre-Law Society and plans to attend law school following his undergraduate career. This past summer, Matt interned for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, where he worked in the Juvenile Unit and Trial Section. On campus, Matt has held positions as a senator and committee member for the Student Government Association. Matt also swims for Connecticut College’s nationally ranked men’s varsity swim team and is an Honorable-Mention Academic All-American. Matt also enjoys playing golf and is a member of the College’s club golf team.

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Emily Diehl '17

Senior Career Fellow from Morristown, New Jersey. Hispanic Studies and Art History double major, minor in Sociology, Museum Studies Certificate Program.

Emily devotes much of her time to her academics and career office work at Connecticut College. In Fall 2015, Emily studied abroad in Seville, Spain, and is currently exploring career paths in art education, administration or development after completing her funded internship this past summer at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York. After college, Emily plans on continuing her education through a master's in art history and hopefully working in development or administration at a visual arts nonprofit in New York City.

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Melissa Ferrie '17

SENIOR FELLOW FROM ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. AMERICAN STUDIES MAJOR, ENGLISH MINOR.

This past summer, Melissa completed her funded internship at the James Beard Foundation in New York City, where she worked as the Special Events Intern. In the fall of 2015, she studied abroad at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. On campus, Melissa is the pitch of the Shwiffs, an all-female a cappella group. She devotes time each week to tutoring women for the GED test at a local correctional facility through the Petey Green Program. Melissa also works as a barista at Coffee Grounds, a sustainable student-run coffee shop on campus. This year, she is looking forward to completing her Senior Honors Thesis in the American Studies department. After graduation, Melissa hopes to move to New York City to pursue a career in the food industry.

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Isabel Guhde '17

SENIOR LEAD FELLOW FROM CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE. BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR, PHILOSOPHY MINOR, PRE-HEALTH CONCENTRATION.

As a behavioral neuroscience major and philosophy minor, Isabel is interested in the synthesis of science and the humanities through contemplative neuroscience and integrative medicine. During spring 2016, Isabel studied at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she furthered her interests in neuroscience, neuroethics, and philosophy. This past summer, Isabel was a research assistant at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Biomedical Informatics where she drafted a perspectives paper on interdisciplinary healthcare communication. On campus, Isabel is a peer tutor for the Roth Writing Center and a member of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, the Outdoors Club, and the Pre-Health Club. Isabel received her Wilderness First Responder/EMT certification from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and currently works as an EMT on campus. In her free time, Isabel rides dressage horses and is active in rock-climbing and outdoor recreation. Following graduation, Isabel plans to pursue neuroscience research before attending medical school.

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Nam Luu '17

Senior Fellow From Hanoi, Vietnam. International Relations major, minor In History.

Nam is a member of the College’s Pre-Law Society and focuses his academic interests on international human rights issues, especially transitional justice. In Summer 2015, Nam received a grant from the Mellon Foundation to work at Reporters Without Borders in Washington D.C., and then spent the fall semester studying abroad in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Stockholm School of Economics. Last summer, he completed his internship at the human rights unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam. This year, Nam hopes to complete his International Relations honors thesis on transitional justice mechanisms following the Rwandan genocide. After graduation, he hopes to explore paralegal positions and non-profits before attending law school.

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Caroline Kuzoian '17

Senior Fellow from West Hartford, Conn. Behavioral Neuroscience major, Anthropology minor.

Caroline is returning from a semester studying in Rome, Italy, where she was able to examine the interconnections of neuroscience and anthropology as they relate to human behavior in the Ancient Roman World. This past summer, Caroline worked as a neuropsychology intern for a clinical psychologist where she assisted in the neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents.

On campus, Caroline is a peer tutor in the Roth Writing Center, and a NESCAC All-Academic Team athlete on the Women’s Varsity Rowing Team. As a member of the Pre-Health Club, Caroline has explored several medical professions and has decided to pursue a career in clinical psychology.

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Cassie Walter '17

Senior Fellow from Montclair, New Jersey. Sociology major, Government minor with an International Relations concentration. Scholar in the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy (PICA).

As a scholar in the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy, Cassie focuses her studies on the U.S. foster care and adoption system with an emphasis on how certain groups are unfairly targeted. This summer she served as a case associate for New Alternatives for Children, a foster care and adoption agency for medically fragile children in New York City. Cassie recently returned from studying abroad in Seville, Spain, during the Spring 2016 semester. On campus, she serves on the executive board of TEDx Connecticut College. Following graduation, Cassie hopes to work for a year before returning to school to pursue a master’s degree in social work.

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Career and Academic Integration Graduate Intern

During the academic year 2016-2017, we have a Career and Academic Integration Graduate Intern. She contributes to our office through her participation in special projects and is conducting individual projects towards her master’s degree. She is available for individual appointments, including first-year intake appointments, as well as resumé and cover letter critiques.

Ariel Vacca

CAREER AND ACADEMIC INTEGRATION GRADUATE INTERN

Ariel grew up in Westerly, Rhode Island, and received her bachelor's degree with a major in human development and family studies, and a minor in psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Rhode Island and will graduate with her master’s of science degree in college student personnel in May 2017. Ariel will be available for first year appointments and drop-ins and will be helping the Career staff with a variety of projects.