November 6, 2012

Wellesley Student-Athletes Featured in 2012 Tanner Conference

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Seventeen Wellesley student-athletes presented at the Tanner Conference held on Tuesday, October 29.  The Wellesley College Tanner Conference is an annual event that provides students with the opportunity to present their off-campus experiences with the college community.  Presentation subjects include internships, research, travel and study abroad, and more.  This year, Tanner included the work of over two-hundred students, alumnae, faculty, and staff. The following student-athletes were among the presenters:

Mara Blesoff ’13 (Softball) - “Building Love: Approaches to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in Queer Communities”

Karina Chung ’13 (Swimming & Diving) - “GeoTreks: An Educational Framework for K-12 Free Choice Learning”

Rachel Coogan ’13 (Crew) - “Learning as We Teach: Working with Aprendizaje Global in Central America”

Gabby Cooper-Vespa ’15 (Swimming & Diving) - “Fostering Scientific Inquiry in Middle-School Girls”

Isabella Dougherty ’15 (Golf) - “Perspectives in Flux: A Summer at Furdan University in Shanghai, China”

Jessica Frey '13 (Crew) - "The Art of Development at the Peabody Essex Museum" 

Kathryn Goffin ’13 (Crew/Swimming & Diving) - “Teaching, Caring, and building Hope at the Walker School”

Evelyn Haro ’13 (Track & Field) - “Fostering Scientific Inquiry in Middle-School Girls”

Kaitlyn Kirkaldy ’14 (Field Hockey) - “Informing and Connecting Small Towns: The Role and Value of Local Newspapers”

Emily Lewis ’13 (Field Hockey) - “Stem Cell Research: Does It Live Up to Its Potential?”

Veronica Lin ’14 (Tennis) - “Cloning, Painting, and Searching: Enhancing Synthetic Biology through Human-Computer Interaction”

Jennifer Marble ’13 (Soccer) - “The German Professional World: From Poetry to Politics”

Chelsea-Ann Patry ’13 (Soccer, Swimming & Diving) - “Poland and the Holocaust”

Ashleigh Sargent ’13 (Basketball) - “Teaching, Caring, and building Hope at the Walker School”

Margo Sulmont ’13 (Squash) - “Delving Into the World of Affordable Housing in Jamaica Plain”

Haley Vasquez ’14 (Squash) - “Closing the Gap: An International Perspective”

Maddie Whitaker ’13 (Field Hockey) - “Turning Discovery into Health: The Impact of NIH Research on Women’s Health”