Science Leader Vanessa Correia '16
Science Leader Vanessa Correia '16

‌Majors: Biological Sciences and Self-Designed Arabic Language and Literature, CISLA (Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts) Scholar

Projected Academic Year Research (2015-2016) 

"The political challenges of the war in Syria and their effects on trauma care in Jordan" for CISLA’s senior integrated project in conjunction with an independent study focusing on the perceived relations between the West and the East via literature. She will be working hands-on in a clinic or hospital of Jordan with the staff and patients in order to research the tangible effects of surrounding politics on resources and how trauma care is conducted.

Other Accomplishments

Summer volunteer at Women and Infants’ Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Certified Nursing Assistant, Dartmouth, Mass.

Since Fall 2012

  • Arabic tutor, Regional Multicultural Magnet Elementary School, New London, Conn.
  • Secretary for Yalla Bina, an Arabic-focused student club
  • Docent at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Conn.
  • Teaching aide for Enrich program
  • Biology and Arabic tutor through the Academic Resource Center
  • Admission tour guide

Study Away

Summer 2013, Took part in the College's six-week program in Irbid, Jordan, studying intensive Arabic 

Spring 2015 - Semester abroad in Amman, Jordan

Summer 2015 - Internship abroad in Amman, Jordan

Future plans?

Collaborative research over the summer of 2014

Hopes to do her CISLA internship in the summer of 2015 with Doctors without Borders in Amman, Jordan or in another refugee clinic or hospital in the Middle East.

After graduation, she aspires to eventually work abroad as a specialist of acute care for Doctors without Borders