Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
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“The CCESP showed me the value of working with local health care providers. This physician had more experience with the common diagnoses in the area, how to treat them with the resources available, and knowledge of what services were available. It made realize how important collaboration with local physicians is and the role it should play in any cross-cultural partnership.”
“The fact that our resources and presence help members of the rural Nicaragua community was enough to convince me that while we can forever debate the long term impact of a health clinic, I can remain confident that our efforts were appreciated and valued by those who we sought to aid.”
“In all, my experience in Nicaragua was an essential part of my Dartmouth career. It was an experience that I knew I desperately needed to have and I am so glad that I did. The experience was moving, challenging, frustrating, interesting, and exciting. It has helped to develop not only my sense of purpose, but my view of the world in which I live.”
“I don’t know where to start. I have completely reassessed my life, lifestyle, and life goals, not to mention morals and values. Everyone has expressed changes like this.”
“I came to disturbing yet illuminating realizations about the society that I live in and about the challenges that I will face not only in pursuing a career in international development, but also in thinking critically about my actions at home. These are not understandings I expected to reach in just ten days.”
Last Updated: 3/20/12