Senior Show and Tell

Anthropology major Julie Christensen ’13 is the cofounder of the Oberlin chapter of GlobeMed, a student-led network that partners American chapters with grassroots community health organizations in the developing world. Last summer, Christensen spent a month with three other Oberlin GlobeMed students living and working in Hanoi. Her project, “Human Connection as Activism: Analysis of a Student Movement for Global Health,” focuses on her experience as a GlobeMed chapter leader, the social dynamics within the network, and the dually humanitarian and professional field of global health.

Christensen is one of 50 seniors who will present during the April 26 Senior Symposium, an annual celebration of academic and artistic achievements. Topics this year range from the reproductive rights movement at Oberlin in the 1960s to groundwater storage in China and Tibet; the effect of heavy metal ions in Huntington’s disease to themes of obsessions and incest in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Photograph courtesy of Julie Christensen