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Biology Major Jessica Kim '09 Awarded Haverford House Fellowship

Jessica Kim '09 will serve a one-year term and work four days per week with a non-profit organization in the Philadelphia area. Haverford House Fellows dedicate their fifth workday to projects that engage the College with Greater Philadelphians devoted to a more socially just, healthy and vibrant community.

Jessica describes her placement and project as follows:

Placement: I will be serving my placement at the Lourdes Center for Public Health in Camden, NJ. I will be coordinating projects that focus on issues of violence prevention, diabetes telemedicine, food access, and healthcare for the uninsured. I will also be working with undergraduate students to conduct population-based research that will ultimately be utilized to help reduce healthcare disparities.

Project idea: I want to run a mentoring program that will connect Haverford students with middle school students in Camden. I also hope to start a summer safety program run by Haverford students open to children in both Camden, NJ and Philadelphia. The activities will focus on violence prevention as an issue of public health.

The Climbing Stone, by Peter Rockwell '58, is located outside Magill Library.

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