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Tucker Student Spotlight

Eliza Rockefeller '17

Eliza Rockefeller
Assistant for Multi-Faith Programs

Major: Religion Major and Studio Art Minor

Hometown: New York City, NY

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Fall 2011 DPCS Interns

Jaya Batra '13

Mentor: Joshua Greenberg MD '86
Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (Boston, MA)

Jaya is spending the fall working for the Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights in Boston. This center provides comprehensive medical, mental health, and dental care, in coordination with legal and social services, to over 300 refugees and survivors of torture each year. Jaya works specifically with the Refugee Patient Navigator Program and has focused her work on evaluating the effectiveness of the program. She spends much of her time interviewing patients about their experiences with the refugee center and their understanding of the U.S. healthcare system. Jaya also accompanies clients to appointments, schedules follow-ups for them when necessary, and serves as an advocate for their equitable access to health services. This work is needed to allow refugees and asylum seekers to navigate the complex U.S. healthcare system. Jaya's academic work and research experience has prepared her for the clinical environment of the Center. Through the internship, Jaya hopes to "[gain] valuable insights into how [her] passion for the science of medicine can be merged with [her] desire to take an active role in improving the lives of others."

Maggie Conners '13

Mentor: Bray Mitchell, adopted '79
Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. (Ft. Myers, FL)

Maggie is spending her fall term interning at the Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida, Inc (the Q). Ft. Myers, FL. The Q's mission is to assist children and their families from obtaining a better quality of life through a holistic approach to aid. The Q brings together after-school tutoring prep with all-day day care programs for the children and adult classes on job searches and interviewing skills. This all-inclusive approach to service is what drew Maggie to The Q. Along with her work in the educational components, Maggie hopes to bring her dancing experience to use and teach an after-school Irish Dance class for the children. As a mentor with the Big Brother Big Sister program, she has experience working with and connecting with children. She hopes to "help inspire the students to learn and gain the confidence necessary to rise above their current situation."

Stephanie Hernandez '13

Mentor: Thomas B West '77
Drew Charter School (Atlanta, GA)

Stephanie will be working in the fall with the Drew Charter School in Atlanta, GA assisting in after-school tutoring and Saturday programming. Founded through the East Lake Foundation, the Drew Charter School is the first charter school in Atlanta and was especially created to offer educational opportunities to the under-resourced East Lake community. Stephanie will be responsible for offering academic support for elementary and middle school students and coordinating extracurricular weekend activities. Throughout high school, Stephanie learned how to provide strong instructional support for students through her involvement in coordinating and administering an SAT tutoring class. At Dartmouth, her experience as an Undergraduate Advisor for first-year students has prepared her for this mentoring and advising role. Stephanie hopes to use the fall to gain valuable experience to add to her academic work in education with hopes of becoming an educator in the future.

Rebecca Niemiec '13

Mentor:Ted Winterer '79
Los Angeles Club Inner City Outings (Los Angeles, CA)

Becky is returning home for her fall internship with the Los Angeles Sierra Club Inner City Outings. Inner City Outings works with at risk students from various middle and high schools and offers them outdoor, camping activities to promote growth, leadership, and reflection. Becky will be responsible for leading weekend trips with middle school and high school students. In between those trips, she will be working on developing an extracurricular outdoor leadership program with the high school students she worked with already as a past trip leader. As an OLE mentor, Becky brings valuable experience working with students in an outdoor setting. Becky hopes that, through her work, the program will "help [the students] build their self-confidence, motivation, and abilities to communicate so they may be better equipped to think up and achieve their goals, despite their economically disadvantaged background."

Jie Sun '12

Mentor: Kathleen Joyce Kusiak '87
Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (Boston, MA)

JJ is interning at the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights in Boston, MA. The Refugee Patient Navigator Program is a recently implemented program that provides each incoming refugee patient with an individual Patient Navigator to assist and advice the patient throughout their time with BCRHHR. JJ will be evaluating the program through surveys, research, and interviews with patients, volunteers, and staff. The data she collects will not only help the BCRHHR to improve on their program, but can also be implemented to better understand the effectiveness of public health navigation interventions nationwide. As a pre-med student, JJ hopes to "understand and help address the various obstacles that refugees, asylum seekers, and torture survivors face in obtaining adequate healthcare and social support." As the co-founder and co-coordinator of the Dartmouth Ears Patient Visitation Program, she has experience working in public health that will be valuable to her experience in Boston.

Last Updated: 12/15/11