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. After graduation, Susannah plans on pursuing a career in the healthcare field.

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Johana Cortez-Hernandez ‘18

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM EAST PALO ALTO, CALIF. ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY (CONCENTRATION ON THE ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA) DOUBLE MAJOR

A scholar in the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy (PICA) and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Johana is interested in understanding how Indigenous rural-urban migrants understand and combat the disadvantages that face them in urban areas. This past fall, she participated in a Study Away Teach Away program (SATA) in Lima, Peru, where she studied economic sustainability at the Universidad del Pacifico. During her summers, Johana works with a Cultural Exchange program called AMIGOS de las Americas in the Yucatan Peninsula and Uruguay, working and supporting youth on developing and initiating projects in their communities. This past summer, she interned at Project Pull in San Francisco exposing high school students to working in an environment conductive to their personal growth and drawing them to the public sector. On campus, Johana is involved with Unity House, the multicultural center on campus, as a “Big Sib” and mentor for first generation students, a mentor for second graders at the local Jennings Elementary School, and a part of the Chicanx activist group (MEChA) and MEChA’s Folk dance group.

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Matthew (Matt) Delaporte '17

Senior Co-lead 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 CO-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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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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Allison (Allie) Kyff ‘18

Junior Fellow from West Hartford, Connecticut. English and American Studies with a concentration in Expressive Arts and Cultural Studies double major.

Allie recently returned from studying English literature and history at The University of Edinburgh for Study Abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. On campus she serves as a staff writer for The College Voice, the Connecticut College student newspaper, and is an active member of the Roosevelt Institute chapter on campus. Following her interests in American art and expressive arts and cultural studies, Allie spent the summer as a curatorial intern in the American painting and sculpture department at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, where she helped the Assistant Curator of American Painting and Sculpture prepare for upcoming 2017 exhibitions. Allie is interested in eventually pursuing a career in curatorial museum work related to American history and the arts.

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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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Myles McDevitt ‘18

Junior Fellow from Wilmington, Delaware, International Relations and Economics double major.

This past summer, Myles worked as a research assistant at Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru, with his economics professor from Connecticut College, Professor Maria Cruz-Saco. He developed his skills in economic research and Spanish linguistics through aiding the investigation of the Peruvian economic system. Myles then continued to study economic development in Latin America and Latin American economics at Pacifico. While there, he also completed an internship for the global commodity trading and processing company, ECOM Agroindustrial. On campus, Myles works as a tour guide, is a member of the Peggotty Investment Club, and a singer in the Williams Street Mix a cappella group. Myles hopes to work in finance after graduation.

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Lien Pham ‘18

JUNIOR FELLOW FROM HANOI, VIETNAM. ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MAJOR, PSYCHOLOGY MINOR.

In Fall 2016, Lien spent a semester abroad in London, United Kingdom, where she took courses in international political economy and organizational psychology. Her academic interests lie between how individuals behave to maximize profits and how nations make decisions in the context of globalization. During past summers, Lien had acquired diverse working experiences as a sales consultant intern, a human resources trainee, and a risk analyst intern across real estate, hospitality, and financial services industries in Vietnam. On campus, she was a Student Adviser, wrote for Cadenza Art and Literary Magazine, plays the violin in the Connecticut College Orchestra, and works at the Charles E. Shain Library. She is a museum-goer, an amateur photographer, and an avid lover of musicals, ballets, and instrumental music. Post-graduation, Lien hopes to land a job in management consulting or human resources.

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Elizabeth Powell '18

Junior Fellow from Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Sociology and Economics major and American Studies minor with a concentration in politics, policy and society.

Elizabeth is returning to campus from her semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. There, she studied the economic implications of globalization and immigration within the European Union. Her academic involvements are based upon her interest in policies, both economic and social, within societies. On campus, she is an active member within the Consumer Sector of the Peggotty Investment Club as well as an editor on the Look Magazine. Before going abroad, Elizabeth was the Social Chair for the 2018 Class Council and acted on the Economics Student Advisory Board. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in political communications and will be looking in this field for her funded internship this summer.

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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. Last 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 studied 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.