Undergrads and Geisel Students Named Schweitzer Fellows


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.

Schweitzer Fellows group

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.

Read more about the Geisel students and their Schweitzer projects.

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.

Read more about Buchsteiner and Yi and their fellowship project.

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