Appalachian Teaching Project Introduction: Kerry Lyons

Hello everyone! My name is Kerry Lyons, and I was born and raised in “The Electric City” of Scranton, Pennsylvania, with my parents and 4 siblings. I’m in my fourth year at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a bachelor’s degree as a Political Science and Communication & Rhetoric double-major and History minor, with a focus…

ATP Project Introduction: Maddy

Hey everyone! My name is Madeline Hoestermann, and I am a senior at Pitt. My major is Political Science, and I am minoring in French and Administration of Justice. This summer, I had the chance to study abroad in London for 4 weeks – hopefully I’ll be back soon! This picture was taken at Sky…

Tracey Ly’s Introduction

Hi everyone! My name is Tracey, and I am a senior political science and communications major. One fun fact about me is that my family is Vietnamese and that I can speak it fluently! The Appalachia Teaching Project is aimed at doing research on the region of Appalachia and how its economic development has been…

Joining the Appalachian Teaching Project

Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Taylor and I’m a junior studying political science and psychology with a minor in theatre arts. My entire family on my mom’s side lives in South Africa. She was raised there with her two sisters in Johannesburg and, while my mom moved to the United States over 30 years…

Introduction to Jenna Vangellow: ATP

My name is Jenna Vangellow and I am a senior Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies major also working towards achieving the Sustainability and Undergraduate Global Health Certificates. I am involved on campus with the Student Health Advisory Board and Planned Parenthood Club. My interests mostly lie within women’s health, sex and sexuality, sustainability, social justice,…

Introducing Me!

Hi everyone! My name is Chelsea Carver and I am a senior at Pitt. I am on track to graduate with a BPhil and Honors in Psychology, as well as a Chemistry Minor and Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. Additionally, I am part of the School of Dental Medicine’s Guaranteed Admissions Program and my…

Gamifying The College Decision

My name is Josh Fratis and I am a sophomore at the University of PIttsburgh studying Digital Narrative and Interactive Design. I love bringing storytelling to the unique affordances of interactive media. Though my concentration is in game design, I’ve always had a passion for thinking critically about education and the needs of students. There’s…

Chicken or Egg?

My name is Will Andrews and I am a Junior Finance and Marketing student at the University of Pittsburgh. I enjoy finance and understanding money and financial markets in particular. I am interested in the banking industry, crypto space, and financial advisory/wealth management. However, I also have a great passion for marketing and the creativeness…

What I Hope to get out of Studying Abroad in Paris

Can a study abroad experience truly be “life-changing?” It is common to hear from people who have studied abroad that their experience in another country was “life-changing.” I am not sure if that that phrase is more of a cliché than a literal assertion, but as I am nearing the beginning of my semester in…

It’s time for lift-off!

Hello everyone! My name is Katie Sparling. I will be participating in the 2021-2022 Jesus College Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. At the University of Pittsburgh, I am a rising junior pursuing a major in biological sciences with minors in chemistry and Spanish. I am the president and co-founder of Soccer for Social Change,…