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2014 Symposium Participants

2014 Symposium participants


Students are nominated to participate in the Student Symposium by the Off-Campus Study Director at their ACM college. Campus delegations include faculty and staff members.

Click on the links below to see profiles of the students and videos of their presentations!


Beloit College

  • Megan SlavishBeyond Health Care: Stories and Social Determinants of Health in India, Argentina, and Southern Africa
  • Phong TranJapanese Criminal Justice: A Case Extraordinaire
  • Ron Nikora, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Health & Society

Carleton College

  • Kit PavlekovskySailing Across the Pacific: A Voyage of Self-Discovery
  • Rob Quanbeck, Administrative Assistant for Off-Campus Studies

Cornell College

  • Kailey ColestockAgency in Amman: Women and the Hijab
  • Caryn ShebowichCollege Student to Case Manager: Discovering the Non-Profit Professional Life
  • Craig Tepper, Professor of Biology

Grinnell College

  • Carmen NelsenChampagne and Detention Centers: My Semester in Washington, DC
  • Jeremy WilesCultivating Social Responsibility and Community
  • Houston Dougharty, Vice President of Student Affairs

Knox College

  • Hannah BlackOn Becoming Eliza Thornberry: My Year Abroad
  • Anna MarquezThe Power of Living Memory
  • Alex Zimay, Co-Winner of the 2014 Nick Adams Short Story Contest
  • Robin Ragan, Associate Professor of Modern Languages; Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

Lake Forest College

  • Victoria EgedusOpening the Door to Public Health Work: Dengue Fever in Costa Rica
  • Sonam DekiIs Water a Boon or a Bane in Botswana?
  • Ashley Sinclair, Director of Off-Campus Programs

Lawrence University

  • Camila De MeoMSF: Learning Abroad from the Abroad
  • Abby GuthmannTrekking with Elephants: My Experience Behind the Camera
  • Laura Zuege, Off-Campus Programs Coordinator

Macalester College

  • Allison TimNavigating Identity and Rights
  • Karin Trail-Johnson, Associate Dean, Institute for Global Citizenship; Director, Civic Engagement Center

Monmouth College

  • Tim Gaster, Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages

Ripon College

  • Christian KruegerPontormo at the Certosa: An Exploration of Prints and Passion
  • Taihua LiInnovation and Learning Perspective: Life-changing Semester in the Windy City
  • Diane Beres, Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Karl Beres, Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science

St. Olaf College

  • Talia MackayChanging Identities: The Importance of History in Former Yugoslavia
  • Connor PhelanAct Like a Local
  • Zoey Slater, Co-Winner of the 2014 Nick Adams Short Story Contest
  • Sian Muir, Entrepreneur in Residence, Management Studies Department