Science Leader Catherine Lawton '12
High School: Milton High School, Mass.
Connecticut College Majors: Math, French; CISLA (Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts) Scholar
Summer 2011- Research in Paris, France, with the National Confederation of French Catholic Associations for her CISLA Senior Integrated Project that analyzes and compares the change in the traditional family in France and the United States. The project will focus on the impact of religion, law and media on this change.
Spring 2011 - Studied Neisseria Gonorrhea at the Institute of Alfred Fournier in Paris, France, in the lab of Doctor Patrice Sednaoui, bacteriology specialist.
Hopes to use her French proficiency and math background in her career after college, and is currently looking into the public health field.
"The Science Leaders Program expanded my world of science to lengths that I never even imagined. There aren't many people who can say that they've been to the brightest biobay in the world! It was an experience that I'll always remember."