TeachAids 2019 Summer Fellows Announced
We are so pleased to welcome a special cohort of new TeachAids fellows into our office this summer! Our students bring a diverse set of skills and interests, coming together to create a driven and impactful team, passionate about TeachAids’ mission. The team will work on various projects from conducting research through immersing themselves in the iterative design process.
Coordinating one of these projects is Symbolic Systems major Elena Mosse ‘21 who joined TeachAids in the Winter after meeting Dr. Piya Sorcar through a speaking engagement at Stanford. Elena has been working to build the TeachAids fellowship team and will be joining us full time with a scholarship from Donald Kennedy Public Service Fellowship. “It’s inspiring to see such a talented team of passionate and dedicated leaders working together towards an important common cause,” said Elena. “I’m looking forward to learning and growing together”.
A recipient of the Community Work Study Fellowship, Bella Khuu ‘22, prospective Political Science major and Data Science minor, was immersed in TeachAid’s work through Dr. Sorcar’s class, Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems, in which she studied issues surrounding concussions in lacrosse. She spoke of her investment in the mission, stating “The importance of education has always been emphasized in my family, and I consider free, accessible, and highly quality education a basic human right.”
Anja Zehfuss ‘20, a Human Biology major and member of the Stanford women’s rowing team, received the Spirituality and Social Change Fellowship which encourages fellows to consider the role of spirituality in their service journeys. She was also in Dr. Sorcar’s class and said of her first conversation with Dr. Sorcar that she was moved by “TeachAids’ focus on effective and culturally specific interventions”. Anja is eager to focus on carrying these ethical principles throughout her research this summer, and beyond.
Joining us from Clemson University, Linnea Bacon ‘20 is the recipient of an Educational Enrichment Travel Grant from Clemson’s honors college. Linnea is a Psychology and Sports Communications double major, currently completing research on mental health in student-athletes with concussion and working in Player Development for Clemson Football. As a former athlete who has suffered from a concussion, she is “excited to work with an organization that’s mission aligns closely with [her] own passions and interests.”
All four students received grants to fund full time fellowships with TeachAids this summer. We are so grateful to the Haas Center and Clemson’s honors college, who award financial support towards promoting collaboration between exceptional students and mission-driven organizations.