Ten Geisel School of Medicine students and two first-year students have been named 2015-16 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, named for the famous physician-humanitarian.
The Schweitzer Fellows from Geisel are, first row, from left, Ashley Hamel, Sumitha Raman, Claire Hogue, Brendin Beaulieu-Jones, Ana Rodriguez-Villa, and Nayrana Carneiro. Second row, from left, Marvah Hill Pierre-Louis, John Mascari, Ahra Cho, and Alexander Soto-Edwards. (Photo by Jon Gilbert Fox)
The Schweitzer Fellows will join the approximately 220 other 2015-16 Schweitzer Fellows across the nation in developing and implementing service projects that address the root causes of health disparities in under-resourced communities, while at the same time fulfilling their academic responsibilities as full-time students. Each project is implemented in collaboration with a community-based organization.
Madeleine Yi ’18 and Juergen Buchsteiner ’18 are the undergraduate Schweitzer Fellows. (Photo courtesy of Thayer School of Engineering)
The Schweitzer Fellows from Geisel are Brendin Beaulieu-Jones, Nayrana Carneiro, Ahra Cho, Ashley Hamel, Claire Hogue, John Mascari, Marvah Hill Pierre-Louis, Sumitha Raman, Ana Rodriguez-Villa, and Alexander Soto-Edwards. The fellows’ projects range from designing a middle school health education curriculum focused on substance abuse and mental and physical health to expanding primary care services at a local health clinic.
The undergraduate Schweitzer Fellows are Juergen Buchsteiner ’18 and Madeleine Yi ’18.
The two students plan to help 6- to 9-year-old students at the Marion Cross School in Norwich, Vt., develop an interest in engineering and science through participation in Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®). Yi and Buchsteiner are continuing a project started last year by previous Schweitzer Fellow Rachel Glikin ’17.