Student advisers help with the internship and job search process
The CELS Fellows program provides a highly trained paraprofessional student staff to augment the services of the professional CELS counselors. The student staff's expertise includes ePortfolio development as well as resumé and cover letter critique. CELS Fellows assist at all workshops and they are available for individual appointments.
Interested in becoming a CELS Fellow? Talk to your CELS Counselor.
Taylor Anderson is a senior CELS Fellow from the Philadelphia area. She has a self-designed interdisciplinary major in religion-based peace and conflict studies. For extracurricular activities, Taylor has been the secretary of the Renewable Energy Club, gives tours of the Connecticut College Arboretum and has hosted the CCASA Fusion Dance show. This summer she was the foreign policy research intern at the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia. She completed research on the current crisis in Syria and helped forward nonmilitary policy recommendations for the U.S. government. Taylor hopes to go to graduate school to pursue a master's degree in conflict resolution in order to help prevent religious differences from becoming a starting point for war. Taylor may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabby Arenge, a senior CELS Fellow from Bordentown, N.J., is majoring in psychology and minoring in art with a concentration in ceramics. She is pursuing a certificate in public policy and community development as a member of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy. Gabby was awarded a Davis 100 Projects for Peace award for the summer of 2012, through which she started an art-based mentor program called Amani Art Safe Space in the Kibera slum in Kenya. Studying abroad through SIT during the Fall 2012 semester, she continued her work in Kibera, and after spring 2013 spent at Connecticut College, she returned to Kenya for a summer's independent research funded by a Myer's Research grant. Back on campus, she is working on her senior honors thesis, performing with the ConnChords, acting as class representative on the Honor Council, serving as chair of academic affairs for the Student Government Association, being a Big Sister mentor and leading after-school workshops with local New London students through the ENRICH program. If she is somehow nowhere to be found, check the ceramic studio because she has probably retreated there to restore her peace of mind. Gabby hopes to dedicate her life to cultivating community connections and development through collaborative art and creative education policies. You may contact her at email@example.com.
Kaitlyn Cresencia is a junior CELS Fellow from New Providence, N.J. She is currently pursuing a major in economics. Kaitlyn dedicates much of her time to the women’s basketball team here at Connecticut College as a third-year varsity member. Invested in the Kids, Books, & Athletics (KBA) program on campus, she loves working in groups and giving back to the community. Her goal after graduation is to pursue her passion for coaching. The CELS office has been an invaluable resource to her these past two years and she is thrilled to now be a member of the staff that has taught her so much. Kaitlyn may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cameron Johnson is a junior CELS Fellow from Westford, Mass. He is currently pursuing a major in biochemistry and a minor in applied statistics. On campus, Cameron participates in KBA, is a member of the Pre-Health Club, and works in an inorganic research lab. He aspires to be a surgeon. Outside of the classroom, Cameron spends a great deal of time in the pool, swimming for our nationally ranked varsity swim team. He is a two-time Academic All-American and a NESCAC champion. Along with swimming, Cameron plays intramural soccer and is an avid tennis player. Cameron spent the summer between his sophomore and junior years working in a urological cancer research lab at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. You may contact Cameron at email@example.com.
Kyle Matson, a senior CELS Fellow, is from Brookfield, Conn. He loves meeting new people and his interest in the unique history of each person prompted him to pursue a major in psychology and a minor in philosophy. While at Connecticut College, Kyle is the captain of the men’s varsity swim team, a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, head baker at Camel Catering and a member of Club Golf. This past summer, Kyle completed his CELS-funded internship with Major Tom Ibérica at the world swimming championships in Barcelona, Spain. Kyle may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Rodriguez is a senior CELS Fellow from Chicago, Ill. She is currently pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in history. She is an intern at Unity House Multicultural Center to help educate her campus on diversity and race. For fun, she dances and has been involved in Eclipse and Fusion. Jen is a scholar with the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts CISLA, and she has discovered a new passion for the French language, having studied abroad in Paris last spring and completed her funded internship at the Museum of the French Revolution. Jennifer’s goal after graduation is to do the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program to fulfill her other passion for learning the Japanese language and culture. You may contact her at email@example.com.
Alia Roth is a senior CELS Fellow and New Jersey native. She is a government major, human development minor and scholar in the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy (PICA). She spent her sophomore year working as a Think Sexual Assault Free Environment (S.A.F.E.) intern with Darcie Folsom. Past experiences include interning with a child advocacy agency for victims of physical and sexual abuse in Newark, N.J.; interning with the New London Homeless Hospitality Center, where she has helped organize its annual fundraiser for two consecutive years; and serving as a pre-K teacher for children with special needs for two summers. Alia spent a semester studying child welfare, diversity and multi-cultural education in Copenhagen, Denmark, and last summer interning in Washington, D.C,. at the Children's Defense Fund. Alia is currently the director and producer of The Vagina Monologues on campus, a PICA student adviser and a member of SafetyNet. Alia hopes to pursue a graduate degree in public policy and law and continue to work as an advocate for women and children. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blair Southworth is a senior CELS Fellow from Andover, N.H. She is pursuing a major in environmental studies and is also a scholar in the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy (PICA), focusing on sustainable growth in developing nations. After her junior year, she completed an internship with the Angus King for Maine campaign (King is currently representing Maine in the U.S. Senate). During her junior spring, Blair traveled and lived in Hanoi, Vietnam, with the College's SATA Vietnam program, after which she traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to intern for Cambodian Threads. There she coordinated volunteers to teach at a local elementary school to promote community outreach, and helped the company grow its fair trade certification branding. At Connecticut College, Blair serves as a build coordinator for Habitat for Humanity and enjoys playing club soccer. She may be reached at email@example.com.
Leah Swinson is a junior CELS Fellow from Rowley, Mass. A history major, she is also a PICA scholar at the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy. During the summer of 2013, Leah interned at the Ipswich Museum in Ipswich, Mass. and did research on the relationship between historic preservation and public education. In her free time, Leah volunteers in the New London public schools, is the treasurer and social chair of Souled Out, and is a writer for Her Campus online magazine. Leah is excited to work as a CELS Fellow this semester and get to know new staff and students. She also hopes to study abroad in Chile and Argentina in the spring. Leah may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire Wellbeloved-Stone is a senior CELS Fellow with a major in anthropology and a minor in Hispanic studies. She is from Charlottesville, Va. and chose Connecticut College after a family friend and alumna told her about the school. She made a visit and knew it was a fit. For her study abroad she spent the fall semester in Valencia, Spain, and the spring semester in Havana, Cuba. Last summer, as part of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA), she completed an internship with the World Wildlife Fund in the Galapagos Islands. To culminate her internship and research, she will be writing an honors thesis about the effects of tourism on society in the Galapagos Islands. On campus Claire participates in the student-run dance shows and Forest Justice. She plans to pursue public health and nursing in her graduate studies. She may be reached at email@example.com.