The VIA Summer 2009 Intern Team, Top Row L-R: Sabrina, Caitlyn, Claire, Bottom row L-R: Michelle, Ralitsa, Nicole

“VIA is by, about, and for people,” Director Michael Rich often says. “Like a terracotta sculpture, it shows the fingerprints of everyone who has worked on it.” This is certainly the case for each of our research interns – they and VIA are enriched by their work. VIA is fortunate to have the interest, enthusiasm, and innovation of a variety of students who work with VIA throughout the year. We are grateful for the many hours and ideas each intern commits – their efforts are essential to the transformation of VIA visual narratives into research findings that can be applied to improve patients’ lives.

Our interns for Summer 2009 worked with us to log and begin analysis of data generated by participants from the VIA-OAR studies.  These talented young women were chosen from over 100 applicants and come from a variety of geographical and academic backgrounds:

  • Sabrina Karczewski from New Jersey is a Clinical Psychology and Drama double major entering her senior year at Tufts University
  • Caitlyn Wasserman from Massachusetts is a Neuroscience major, and Spanish minor entering her senior year at Smith College.
  • Michelle Crothers from New Hampshire is a Spanish major and biomedical engineering second major entering her senior year at Tufts University.
  • Ralitsa Todorova from Massachusetts is a psychology major entering her senior year at Clark University.
  • Nicole St. Omer Roy from California is a chemistry major entering her senior year at Harvard. 
  • Claire Shea from Vermont is an anthropology and Spanish major entering her junior year at Wellesley College.

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