Communicating my research with the Allegheny County Policing Project

Over the past couple of years, accountability for publicly funded systems, specifically the police, has come under scrutiny for a need for reform. As a fellow working with the Allegheny County Policing Project, I get to interact with my faculty mentor, Dr. Sera Linardi, and a myriad of community members. This research project is important…

Pitt in Spain 4 – Takeaways

Hola! Things are getting a bit busy for me (finals for my June classes are on Tuesday) but I’ve set aside some time to give you three salient thoughts about my experience here in Spain so far: Spanish stage fright is real: One of the things I’ve been slowly training myself out of is the…

Wyoming Spring Creek Field Study Intro – Sophia Boquist

Hi, everyone! My name is Sophia and I’m a rising junior in the University of Pittsburgh Honors College. I’m majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Studio Arts and a certificate in Global Information Systems (GIS). Outside of my classes, I am on the Pitt Ski and Snowboard Club’s executive board, where I work…

Pitt in Spain 4 – Expectations

Hola! I’m already over a quarter of the way through my study abroad, and it feels like I only left Pittsburgh a couple days ago! Time is passing incredibly quickly, but it’s also shocking how familiar my surroundings feel after just a few weeks.  Today I’m going to tell you a little about my expectations…

My Cohort – Creative Arts Fellows

One of the most important aspects of the creative arts fellowship is that we have a small, close-knit cohort where we get the opportunity to collaborate, bounce ideas off of each other and learn from each other. The other fellows in my cohort are doing projects that on the surface do not seem all that…

Crossing Disciplines

In my experiences, reaching across disciplines offers new ways of looking at the same subjects and offers new ideas that one can interpret through a familiar framework. Last year, I took “Literature and Science: the Anatomy Lab,” a course that allowed me to explore a range of topics. From 500-year old anatomical medical texts to…

Pitt in Spain 3 – Alcalá de Henares and Madrid

Hola! I’m back this week to paint a broader picture of where I’m staying for the duration of my study abroad. As a summer student at the Instituto Franklin—a division of La Universidad de Alcalá devoted to graduate programs in North American studies and study abroads for international students—I live in the Lope de Vega…

Brackenridge Fellowship: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

A major component of the Brackenridge Fellowship is learning how to describe our research to individuals studying outside our field. This is meant to teach us how to cater our projects to audiences. This is a great skill to have, but it can be quite challenging to learn how to stray away from the laboratory…

Conclusion: Healthcare Delivery in Switzerland Summer 2022

Auf Wiedersehen, au revoir, arrivederci, buna notg! It was very hard saying good bye to Switzerland – and not just because of the language barrier! I had the most amazing experience abroad and am so thankful for the opportunity and especially the funding from the Pitt Honors College, which helped make this experience possible. Though…