Senior and junior fellows help with the internship and job search process. The Career Fellows Program provides a selected and highly trained paraprofessional student staff to augment the services of the professional career advisers. Fellows are available for drop-in/Career Studio and scheduled individual appointments in our Fanning 112 office. They meet with many first-year students, assist during career sessions, and help all students with resumé and cover letter critiques.

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

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Quinn Baity ’21

SENIOR PRE-BUSINESS CAREER FELLOW FROM MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY ECONOMICS MAJOR

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Quinn loves to challenge himself academically, while also applying the skills learned in the classroom setting into professional environments. This past summer, Quinn interned with MetLife Investment Management, where he collaborated on the firm’s Product Development team, within the Institutional Client Group. There, he conducted both statistical and qualitative analysis on various fixed income investment strategies. On campus, he is the Vice-President of the Peggotty Investment Club, a student-run endowed fund. When he is not in the classroom or in the library, you can find Quinn down at the Athletic Center, as he is a member of the Club Soccer and Basketball teams. Quinn constantly seeks collaboration opportunities with his peers and enjoys helping other students achieve their professional objectives.

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Marta Denny ’22

SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM SOUTHPORT, CONNECTICUT ENGLISH MAJOR; DANCE AND GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND INTERSECTIONALITY DOUBLE MINOR

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Marta hopes to combine her interests of business communications with nonprofit work. She strives towards a career in creative outreach for environmental or women’s activist organizations. During her first year at Conn and the summer after, Marta worked with New London Main Street to curate and distribute a weekly newsletter. January of sophomore year brought Marta to The Wing in Boston, a women’s community and work space, to shadow a Conn alum and former career fellow. This past summer Marta was able to explore her interest in publications as an intern writing copy and creating graphics with Down East Magazine in her home state of Maine. When she is not in class, Marta loves to perform with the Dance Club, plan TedX events, and hang out with friends in Ruane’s Den, one of the coffee shops on campus. World permitting, Marta plans to go abroad during her spring semester of junior year to Barcelona, Spain, where she will study sociology and communications. 





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Victoria Duszak ’21

SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR; PHYSICS AND SLAVIC STUDIES DOUBLE MINOR HOLLERAN CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ACTION AND PUBLIC POLICY (PICA)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Victoria is able to explore and combine her interests while hoping to pursue an MD/PhD degree. Through the Holleran Center, she has focused on exploring racial disparities in neurological diseases. In the summer after her sophomore year, Victoria began her internship at the UConn Health Neuroscience Department in Dr. Crocker’s lab. The lab is a glial pathology lab that focuses on understanding the basic biology of myelin and how non-myelinating glia influence myelination in diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In addition to her work in the lab, Victoria is an EMT and a Tech at the Cardiothoracic ICU at Hartford Hospital. On campus, she is involved in Neuroscience Department Research with Dr. Schroeder, a member of the Pre-Health Club, and Blood Drive Committee. In her free time, Victoria enjoys doing puzzles and spending time with her friends.



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Billy Fleurima ‘22

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK HISPANIC STUDIES MAJOR, FINANCE AND PSYCHOLOGY DOUBLE MINOR TOOR CUMMINGS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS (CISLA)

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This past summer Billy spent 4 weeks at Dartmouth College’s Tuck Business Bridge Program, taking courses from MBA faculty. As his capstone, he helped present a team-based valuation on Urban Outfitters which included a DCF analysis. Billy hopes to use the skills he has learned in business to pass on to others who might also be interested in gaining similar skills. On campus, he is a member of the Peggotty Investment Club, and both the Varsity Squash and Track & Field teams. In his spare time, Billy loves following the NBA and training in martial arts. 



 

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Jayne Frost ’22

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM PORTLAND, OREGON; CURRENTLY RESIDING IN MAUI, HAWAII ENGLISH MAJOR WITH CONCENTRATION IN WORLD LITERATURE PUBLIC HEALTH PATHWAY

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Since childhood Jayne has been captivated by the way that language can connect people, whether it is through literature or through a shared world language. It was only through a deep exploration of literature, namely Elanie Scarry’s The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World, that Jayne realized her passion for maternal and child health care. Jayne is very interested in the ways that systems of oppression, specifically racism and sexism, limit access to and shape the kinds of health care that pregnant women of color receive. She hopes to explore more about how our current healthcare system exploits and profits off of marginalized social groups in her public health pathway. Outside of the classroom, you can find Jayne on the field with the Women’s Ultimate team, in Cro with SafetyNet, or in a random commonroom with the Womxn’s Empowerment Initiative. You can also swing by the library and find her working in the Media Service office. If given the opportunity she can talk for days about what podcast she’s currently listening to, horror movies, food and/or sharks. 



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Matthew Gilmore '21

SENIOR PRE-HEALTH CAREER FELLOW FROM CANTON, MASSACHUSETTS BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE AND ANTHROPOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR, PUBLIC HEALTH PATHWAY

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With a longtime passion for public health and the well-being of others, Matt has worked to transform what was once just an interest into a future career in medicine. During the Fall semester of his junior year, Matt took his interest in medicine abroad while he studied in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. There he studied human health and disease in addition to the various distinctions between healthcare systems across cultures. This past summer, to gain more hands-on experience in the medical field, he served as a student Research Intern in the Neurology Unit at Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C. This opportunity allowed him to gain insight into the day-to-day life of a physician which included attending paper presentations and assisting in research. He was able to attend educational lectures, assist in medical chart reviews, perform statistical analyses, and participate in multiple career conversations. On campus, Matt is a Barista at the Blue Camel Cafe. Not only does he love making lattes for students and professors alike, but he especially enjoys being able to interact with the entirety of the campus population during his shifts. Matt is also the President of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. As a Career Fellow, he hopes to help students identify their personal strengths that will ultimately allow them to feel confident in their professional experiences both at Connecticut College and beyond.

Roo Hottois ’21

SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM MONROE, CONNECTICUT PSYCHOLOGY AND ENGLISH DOUBLE MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH PATHWAY

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Roo is fiercely passionate about mental health care and psychiatric well-being, aspiring to become a clinical mental health counselor for young adults with psychiatric disorders. On campus, they are a part of a faculty-led research team examining race-based traumatic stress and radical self-care. Additionally, Roo is a trained member of the Student Support Network, educated to provide immediate support to students in mental distress. Through the Public Health Pathway, Roo developed an animating question that guided their exploration and resulted in interdisciplinary study, a global/local engagement, and culminated in a project on obsessive-compulsive disorder. During the summer of 2019, Roo was a Research and Clinical Intern at the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, assisting in schizophrenia-spectrum research and helping facilitate rehab classes for patients with serious mental illnesses. This past summer, Roo interned at McLean Hospital’s Child and Adolescent OCD Institute, where they supported clinicians by producing, organizing, and delivering exposure and response prevention therapy materials to assist in the treatment of pediatric patients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Roo is very excited to continue fostering their passions throughout this upcoming academic year and beyond.

 

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Neal Mahoney '22

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM WEST PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DOUBLE MAJOR, FINANCE MINOR GLOBAL CAPITALISM PATHWAY

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Since his junior year of high school Neal has been devoted to exploring his interests in economics, captivated by how people make those decisions most important to their lives. Upon his entry to Conn, Neal was able to watch his horizons expand as he applied that same captivation to a big-picture, international perspective, discovering a second love for the subject of international relations. On campus Neal is very active, as a member of the Peggotty Investment Club, competing as a member of the Men’s Swim Team, serving as a Student Advisor for the First-Year Seminar Nudging to Success, as well as working with the Academic Resource Center as an Accounting Teaching Assistant. This past summer, Neal completed a remote internship with Finadium LLC. where he ran data collection, analysis, and writing of a report on US Pension funds holding $3.8 trillion in Assets Under Management. Neal’s report analyzed these funds’ operations with regard to their securities lending investments. Neal hopes to pursue a career in either investment banking or consulting after graduation.

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Ricardo Lombera '22

JUNIOR PRE-LAW CAREER FELLOW FROM EAST PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT AND SOCIOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR HOLLERAN CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ACTION AND PUBLIC POLICY (PICA)

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Ricardo looks to understand the role that law and public policy has on the lives of those that are underrepresented in United States society, especially immigrants and those living in minority neighborhoods. His passion has solidified his interest in pursuing law school to become an immigration attorney. This past summer, he conducted research on international law and human smuggling and took courses through the University of Miami School of Law Summer Legal Academy. Additionally, he worked with the New London County Historical Society to teach the youth of New London about the lives of children in 19th century New England and provided translations for children that did not speak English. On campus, he is the President of the CC Law Society, Program Coordinator for Gender and Sexuality Programs, Chair of Equity and Inclusion for SGA, and a member of the Student Advisory Board for the Government/International Relations Department. In his free time, he enjoys creating art, dance, reading, and listening to music.




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Mia Nguyen '21

SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM HANOI, VIETNAM ECONOMICS MAJOR, APPLIED STATISTICS MINOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SOCIAL INNOVATION, VALUE AND CHANGE PATHWAY

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Mia has always been interested in marketing consulting using data analytics tools and brand building strategies to manage sales and improve the customer experience. During the fall semester of her junior year, she studied at the University of Sydney Business School, where she enriched her knowledge of international business and had a chance to work with real clients to execute business strategies to enter a foreign market. Last summer, Mia interned at TPBank - the pioneer in digital banking of Vietnam where she researched potential rivals and assisted in finding and negotiating to find ambassadors for the brand during Covid-19 outbreak. Besides being a Career Fellow, she is also a member of Student Activities Counselor. Additionally, Mia is working as a study abroad college counselor where she helps students edit their essays, refine their resume and other application documents. Mia enjoys practicing the piano, taking a walk in the Arboretum, and exploring art history and water sports.





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Anthony Mancini ’21

SENIOR PRE-BUSINESS CAREER FELLOW FROM MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS ECONOMICS MAJOR, FINANCE MINOR

Anthony has developed an interest in financial services and is looking forward to a long career in finance or sports management. Just over the summer, he completed a rigorous and virtual style internship at Copley Equity Partners, a private equity company born in the Boston area that invests in small and medium-sized businesses across North America and deals out of an evergreen capital base. During the summer of 201`9, Anthony completed the Tuck Summer Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth College and passed with flying colors. Anthony was fortunate to continue studies abroad last past semester during pre-covid times in Milan, an economic hub and fashion capital of the world. On campus, Anthony is a member of the Peggotty Investment Club, member of Club Hockey, and was a Floor Governor in Johnson during his sophomore year. Anthony loves the outdoors and enjoys reading and playing guitar outside of academics.



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Halle Paredes '21

SENIOR PRE-LAW CAREER FELLOW FROM SOUTH NORWALK, CONNECTICUT PHILOSOPHY MAJOR, GOVERNMENT MINOR PUBLIC HEALTH PATHWAY

Combining her interests in philosophy and public health, Halle is passionate about studying ethical issues involved in the healthcare field. This past summer, Halle was accepted to participate in the prestigious Summer Undergraduate Program in Ethics Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In light of this internship turning remote, Halle also worked as a research assistant with the Bioethics Alliance. Among other projects, she assisted with COVID-19 ethics research that examined what ethical models states and hospital systems are using for their triage protocols. During the summer of her junior year, Halle participated in Yale University’s Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics where she attended 8 intensive courses in bioethics and conducted independent research. Her culminating work, which examined how pediatric patients engage with their healthcare providers, was accepted for presentation at the UNESCO World Conference on Health Law and Medical Ethics in Porto, Portugal, and in print publication. Halle plans on attending law school to pursue a career in public health ethics or health law. She is currently exploring masters programs in public health and bioethics. On campus, Halle is a member of the Women’s Rowing team, a member of the Philosophy Department Student Advisory Board, and a Social Media Intern with the Office of Admission. 



Eilis Reardon ‘22

JUNIOR PRE-MED CAREER FELLOW FROM GREENLAND, NEW HAMPSHIRE NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR, HISPANIC STUDIES MINOR TOO CUMMINGS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS (CISLA)

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Since a young age, Eilis has grown up watching her two parents, who are both in the medical field, which sparked a love for medicine and for caring for people. Eilis has been exploring different fields of medicine, confirming that she wants to eventually go to medical school. She especially loved shadowing an Orthopedist at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in orthopedic surgery, watching shoulder replacements. Not only did she love the surgeries, but she loved seeing the medical staff interact with patients in a more personal, office setting. Language is another one of Eilis’ passions, which is why she decided to minor in Hispanic Studies and why she joined CISLA. CISLA allows Eilis to pursue both her interests, science and Spanish, allowing her to go to Chile in the summer of 2021 to research mental health. Eilis wants to combine her love for these two things, using these to be able to communicate with Spanish speakers in the United States that seek medical services. On campus, Eilis is a Tour Guide as a well as a Spanish Tutor. She is also a Co-President of the Pre-Health club this year, helping coordinate events with health professionals. Eilis is excited to help students navigate what seems to be a very daunting task, figuring out their futures. Her favorite spots on campus are Tempel Green and Blue Camel, so you can usually find her at one of these awesome places!

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Emmy Schoepke ‘22

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM STOWE, VERMONT BIOLOGY MAJOR; ART MINOR PUBLIC HEALTH PATHWAY

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Emmy is exploring subjects that focus on her goal to pursue a career that benefits others.  Her desire to help others has always driven what she does, including her biology major and possible pre-health track.  This past summer, Emmy pursued her more artistic side by starting her own business that consisted of painting pet portraits.  Throughout this process, Emmy enhanced her knowledge and skill on the subject, while perfecting organization and time management skills.  Emmy is excited to continue pursuing biology and art at Connecticut College.  In addition to being a Career Fellow, on campus, Emmy is a Tour Guide, a member of the Pre-Health Club, and is on the Club Ski Team. In her free time she likes to exercise, hang out with her friends, and spend time outside in the sun, especially on the Tempel Green!  

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Long Ta '22

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM HANOI, VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MAJOR, CHINESE MINOR TOOR CUMMINGS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS (CISLA)

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As an avid debater, Long takes great interest in learning policy analysis and how a policy can be improved to appeal to people from across the social ladder. He has applied this interest into his academic pathway, and will finish his major in International Relations with a focus on comparative politics in East Asia. Long also applies his interest in extracurricular activities, having been a Student Advisor, the Secretary of Conn@ Model United Nations Association, and a member of the Honor Council. He is currently working as a research intern for Mibrand Vietnam, a major branding agency that focuses on branding strategy and market research. He has one year of experience in building research proposals, designing and handling surveys, and data analysis. His goal is to attain a post-grad degree in computational social sciences and further his career as a researcher. When he’s not at work, Long enjoys practicing piano at Cummings or hanging out with his friends. 

 

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Gabrielle Veilleux ’21

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR, MUSIC PERFORMANCE MINOR HOLLERAN CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ACTION AND PUBLIC POLICY (PICA)

Gabby has a wide variety of academic interests related to her majors, including classical voice studies, public health and policy. As a scholar in the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy, her area of interest is understanding the mental health implications of human trafficking. During the spring of her junior year, Gabby spent a semester studying psychology and music at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. During the summer of 2019, Gabby completed research in the Connecticut College neuroscience department on utilizing animal models for PTSD stemming from human trafficking. On campus, Gabby is a member of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative and a vocalist with the Traditional Jazz Band. She also spends time volunteering at the front desk of the Homeless Hospitality Center in New London, and as a tutor for Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services in New Haven. She hopes to continue working in the fields of public health and clinical psychology to incorporate music into mental health treatment.



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Libby Wilson '22

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM MADISON, CONNECTICUT ECONOMICS MAJOR, APPLIED STATISTICS AND FINANCE DOUBLE MINOR

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Libby is interested in economics and finance, dedicating much of her academic and extracurricular activities to learning more about business and the banking industry. On campus, Libby has worked in the Deans’ Office and as a Student Advancement Officer. Currently, she is a peer tutor, a member of Women in Finance, and the Educational Coordinator for the Peggotty Investment Club. Next summer she will be interning at Monroe Capital, a private credit firm in New York, NY. In her free time, she enjoys running, SCUBA diving, and traveling.

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Kirby Heffrin ’20

Senior Lead and Pre-Health Career Fellow from Marblehead, Massachusetts Behavioral Neuroscience Major

Following her interests in medicine and clinical research, Kirby has spent the past two summers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in the Epilepsy Division conducting clinical research. This fall, Kirby will be working as a physical therapy aide at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center in New London, Connecticut. On campus, Kirby is the co-president of the Pre-Health Club, chair of the Student Advisory Board for Psychology and Neuroscience, and a peer tutor for Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience. As the first ever Connecticut College Team IMPACT Campus Ambassador, Kirby facilitates relationships between chronically ill children and varsity athletic teams. In her free time, Kirby enjoys skiing, the outdoors and sports. Following graduation in December, Kirby plans on attending physician assistant school.

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