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Alison Roberts

Murray 1693 Scholar

HometownAlison Roberts

Malvern, PA (Great Valley High School)

Why W&M?

Besides the beautiful campus that I get to enjoy every day, William and Mary provides a fantastic learning environment. It is always okay to be smart, be interested, and be passionate at William and Mary. In fact, its extremely likely you will find someone who shares your interests even if you never have before. Whereas most schools can only boast strength in the sciences or the humanities, William and Mary is able to truly say it has fabulous programs in both. It is as easy to find a pre-med as it is to find an IR major, and there is a decent chance that both are somehow involved in research. The faculty is very open to meeting with you and helping you whenever you ask. All of this was evident when I visited campus for the Murray Scholars weekend, and that's why I chose William and Mary.

Majors

Biology and Government

Extracurriculars at W&M
  • International Relations Club
  • Virginia 21
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Young Democrats
  • Girls Scouts of the College
What I Did Last Summer

Research with Professor Scott Ickes looking at 1) The SHIP (fitness and health) Project in Williamsburg-James City County schools 2) How women's empowerment affects child nutrition in developing countries.

My "1693 Project"

Just a very ill-defined dream, compare the effect of health literacy in developed and developing health systems.

Plans

Study Swahili in Tanzania while either working at a local health NGO or conducting my 1693 Project.

Other Activities
  • Undergraduate Research in Public Health - Nutrition and Women's Empowerment
  • Intern at the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation
  • Member of the International Relations Club
  • Chargee D'Affaires for WMIDMUN XI
  • Brother of APO Service Fraternity