Penn Work Study Program Student (2009-2012)
"During my undergraduate years at the University of Pennsylvania, I was part of the Penn Work Study Program at CIRP under Rachel Myers and Chrissie Forke. We worked on several studies surrounding relationship violence in adolescents and young adults, most recently on a study that would help college faculty and staff understand how students view and use campus resources available to them for dealing with violent relationships. My work at CIRP fueled my desire to complete my senior nursing thesis on the role that student health nurses play in caring for college students dealing with relationship violence and how they can promote awareness and education for healthy relationships.
I graduated from Penn in May 2012 and now work at NYU Langone Medical Center in an oncology unit. I am looking forward to using my experience at CIRP as a foundation for providing evidence-based care throughout my nursing career and hope to continue working in violence prevention in the future."