Let’s kick off our Tufflepuffs in the summer with our rising seniors!
First up is our Fundraising Coordinator, Emily Hickmott! This summer she’s working in one of the biomedical engineering labs at Tufts with one of our treasurers, Alan Bartels. These wires will help with deep brain stimulation, a nonsurgical treatment used to reduce tremor and to prevent involuntary movements in patients with motion disorders. Emily is also one of the Tufflepuffs who tried out and made the Boston Night Riders, a Major League Quidditch team based in Boston.
Next is our co-manager, Arlene Rosenberg. She’s spending the summer back in Montreal, her home town, working for Montreal General Hospital, specifically in the physiotherapy department. When not working in the hospital, Arlene is volunteering at a stroke rehabilitation center. Like every senior, she must think about what she wants to do after she graduates. Arlene is applying to several physiotherapy graduate programs, which she says is “so much fun”. And she’s spending her down time relaxing at home with family and friends.
Our third rising senior is former captain, Hannah DeBaets. This summer, Hannah is spending her time working in a chemistry lab at Tufts University. Outside of the lab, Hannah is another Tufflepuff member who is playing for the Major League Quidditch team the Boston Night Riders. She will also be traveling to two quidditch fantasy tournaments in Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas. Have fun Hannah! And Good luck!
And our last, but certainly not least, rising senior is Ben Pfander. Ben spent his summer as a camp counselor, wandering around the woods. Now that camp is over, Ben is spending his time on his laptop and dreaming about cookies.
Sneaking in last is one of our rising juniors and one of our treasurers, Alan Bartels! This summer Alan, other than working with Emily on coating wires, is taking and “conquering” organic chemistry. Outside of the academic world, Alan plans on kayaking down the Salmon River, a large river located in Idaho. We wish you the best of luck on your adventure!
Check back next week to find out what some more of our rising juniors are up to!
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