Magellan Recipients & Projects

2019 Magellan Recipients & Projects

Geary Awards for First Years (Class of 2022)

Cecilia Weiss: The Hawaiian Biome Comparison

Zoey Zentkovich: Exploring National Parks Across the United States

Maci Ward: Psychology Behind Buddhism

Alexander Skowron: The Effects of Population Pressures on Our National Parks

Kimber Randolph: The Irish Potato Famine as a Infrastructural Turning Point

Anja Popey: The Impacts of Art & Cuisine on Italian Culture

Karon McCloskey: Telling the Truth of Thai Temples

Neveen Mansi: The Transculturation of Colonial & Incan Architecture and its Relationship to Indigenous Racism in Peru

Lucy Li: Integration of Religion in Contemporary East Asian Society

Remy Legrand: Unspoken History: France and Spain in WWII and the Spanish Civil War

Ashley Kunkle: Environmental Policies of Australia

Grace Gegick: Climate Change and its Effect on Ice Wine Production

Pinar Garbioglu: Fae in Celtic, English & Scandinavian Mythology & Folklore

Abigail Ciasullo: Utah’s Natural Manmade Art

Kahdija Charpentier: The Gender Anomaly in Amsterdam

Devin Black: The Preservation of the Irish Language

Isabelle Allen: Creating a Portfolio of Prints Inspired by Pittsburgh

Lemlem Gamble: The Impact of Art on Culture

Jessica Shieh: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: Cosmetic Surgery in Japan, Korea and Taiwan

Maria (Clara) Sherwood: Contemporary Attitudes & Policies on Immigration in Spain & Morocco

Emma Rearson: Studying Renewable Energy in Japan

Rosa Messersmith: Roman Architectures in Art History

Will Kitsch: The Impact of Cultural Moods on Athletics

Kate Csehoski: Following Roman Architecture through Europe

Walker Awards for Sophomores (Class of 2021)

Leslie Watkins: Ecotourism in New Zealand

Julie Shannon: Chinese Immigration & Cultural Influences in San Francisco

Marcy Saldivar: A European Country Behind its Time:  Disability in Portugal

Hannah Robart: Our Dying Planet:  How Australia is Fighting Back

Sydney Papinchak: Recycling & Waste Management in Five Countries

Dawlton Nelson: The Importance of Environment on Developing the African Child

Victoria (Tori) McKeehan: Political Evolution of Johannesburg

Kiera MacWhinnie: The Art & Culture of Japanese Garden Design

Charles Machiko: Gun Culture, National Happiness & Crime in Switzerland

Sydney Leigh Kightlinger: Red Light, Green Light: How Amsterdam Embraces the Sex Industry

Kaitlyn Janos: The Differences in Medicine, the Consistency in Compassion

Rena Israel: Sex Education Initiatives in Germany and the Politics within

Lucy Hutchison: Religion in South America

Jared Heller: Dietary Culture and its Effects on Overall Health

Ben Heim: Stigma and Its Influence on Seeking Mental Health Treatments (Australia)

Caitlin Guthrie: Architecture & History of Catholic Churches Throughout Ireland & Northern Ireland

Brooke Bova: Mexican Culture in Los Angeles

Kyrie Bernardi: Marine Biodiversity in Italy:  The Key to Immortal Life

Kate Sullivan: The Gaelic War’s Influence on the Current Day

Fontana Micucci: The Art of Religion: A Study of Catholic Artwork

Erin Herock: Exploration of Sustainability Policies in Scandinavia and How Pittsburgh Compares

Daniel Florentino: The World’s Biggest Gamblers:  An Ethnography on Australian Gambling Culture

Rose Markle: Exploring Europe After Times of Societal Turmoil Through Literature

Cassandra Kokal: Traditional Irish Music’s Connection to Music Therapy

Kelso Awards for Juniors (Class of 2020)

Yiping Jiang: The Impact of Shame Culture & Religious Difference on the Variable Suicide Rate Among China & Japan

Virginia Weber: Organic Chemistry Research with COILED

Shawn Wallbillich: New Zealand Policy Practices & Education of the Environment

Caroline Velazco: Mestizajc and its Representation in Art & Culture

Katherine Starr: From Paganism to Christianity: Religious Art & Architecture

Ashtyn Sparrow: The Medicial System in the Francophone World

Brooke Shuck: Baseball: The Japanese Pasttime & the Surrounding Culture

Marisa Rosario: Climate Change Economics: American Businesses Changing Public Perception Through Education

Julia Plasynski: Conserving the Big 5

Christian Payne: Fitness & Physical Therapy in Europe

Ema Oroxom: Area Development of Mayan Temples

Wandile Mncube: Analyzing & Comparing the Economic Systems of Iceland & Switzerland to a a Country in the Eurozone Like the Netherlands

Dia Lusk: Special Events Across Different Countries

Hannah Lacey: Exploring Wellness & Hollistic/Alternative Forms of Medicine in Costa Rica

Nevin Khalil: The Professional Life of Psychology Professors in England

Jared Anthony Kelly: El Camino de Neruda (The Path of Neruda)

Alexandra House: Celiac Disease and Its Impact on Irish History & Cultures

Michael Heinl: Venice & Wroclaw: Immigration in Europe’s “Cities of Bridges”

Diamond Hamilton: Environmental Effects on Animals’ Behavior

Sarah Edwards: Ocean Cleanup and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Project

Makenzie Coughlin: High School Sports Culture

Emilee Byers: The Holocaust Represented in Germany & Poland

Julie Bush: WWII Through Different Eyes

Julia Bernesser: Early Childhood Education in America v. Denmark

Megan Barrett: The Criminal Justice System in Ireland v. America

Abigail Abraham: Religion in Iceland, Switzerland & the Netherlands

Kelsea Siter: Smart Cities: Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Maxwell Hartman: Cyclical Revenue in Switzerland Outdoor Activity Industry

Franklin Awards for Internships

Mazat Alafandi: Senior Directed Research Intern in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics & UCLA

Lily Bonasso: Research Assistant – Brain Trauma Research Center of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Caitlyn Brenner: West Virginia University (WVU)Department of Biology Research Asistant

Ryan DeMayo: Marketing & Social Media Intern for the President’s Pub  

Kathryn Dowling-Campbell: Research Assistant –  Department of Neurology at New York University, Langone Health.

Weston Henley: Columbus Zoo Internship – The Wilds-  with the Director of Wildlife Ecology

Brach Herzig: Research on Radiation Effects on Astronauts, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Allie House: Research Assistant, Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Lab, Jacobs School of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Adam Hrycko: Human Rights Intern working for Maximo Nivel in Cusco, Peru

Nadia Khusro: Community Organizing Intern at the Centro de Mujeres Afrocostarricenses,  Limón, Costa Rica

Hyundai Kim: Business Intern with Sam’s Club

Victoria Metz: IVHQ Youth Support Volunteer, Spain

Kiley Miller: Vector Marketing Internship

Katrin Nalbantova: The Center for Energy Policy & Management at Washington & Jefferson College – Student Research Internship

Brie Sutherland: Editorial and Social Media Manager of Leadovate, Philadelphia, PA

Will Tucker: Audio Engineer and Studio Management Intern, Houston, TX

Chynna Wilcox: Teaching intern in private bilingual schools in Cusco, Peru with Máximo Nivel 

Sami Zimmo: Laboratory Research Intern in the Department of Bioengineering at Lehigh University.

Past Awards

Magellan Recipients (view file archive)