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W&J senior accepted to seven top biostatistics programs across nation

April 28, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 28, 2021)—Elisa Yazdani ’21 didn’t expect to be in this situation when she began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience. Elisa entered the College intending to become a physician but influenced by her chemistry and psychology double major and mathematics minor, she found a new passion for biostatistics. With multiple research …  

W&J freshman merges interest in feminism and health care, finds intern opportunities amidst global pandemic

March 25, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 25, 2021)—Akansha Das ’24 had a non-traditional start to her college career. Like many students in the nation entering college in the fall of 2020, Akansha began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience as a remote learner, commencing her studies in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She soon found herself …  

W&J Selects Merck Scholars for Summer 2021

March 23, 2021
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Washington, PA (March 23, 2021) — Eight Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students have been selected to receive stipends from W&J’s Merck Internships for Excellence in Science program to support off-campus biomedical research internships in Summer 2021. The program, which began with a gift to W&J from the Merck biopharmaceutical company’s Merck Institute for Science …  

W&J senior works with prominent pain medicine specialist on spinal research 

February 24, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 24, 2021)—You could say Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is in Jared Heller’s DNA.   The senior neuroscience major is the son of two W&J alumni, and the brother of 2018 grad Ethan. The W&J experience has been a part of Jared’s life from the very beginning, but it’s the relationships he’s formed here with faculty and through W&J’s unique …  

Senior Kellie Lesniak on Fighting Blight and Maintaining Community Identity

January 30, 2021
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Senior Kellie Lesniak provides insight on Fighting Blight and Maintaining Community Identity

Internship Leads W&J Alum to promising future with CBS

December 15, 2020
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Cole Grecco ’18 is currently the Guest Coordinator for CBS This Morning, CBS News’ national morning news show.

W&J Junior Uses VR Technology to Highlight Unseen History

November 2, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 29, 2020)—With a passion for history and a penchant for programming, Jakerra Lance ’22 found a new way to share her talents via a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) with the University of Austin Texas through the National Science Foundation (NSF). For 9 weeks this summer, the W&J CIS and history double …  

W&J International Studies Major Gets Global Experience with Department of State Internship

September 22, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 22, 2020)—Even in the face of a worldwide pandemic, Tori McKeehan ’21 is still getting a global experience thanks to support from W&J. Last fall, the international studies major connected with the U.S. Department of State through their Virtual Student Federal Services (VSFS) internship program. Her year-long internship occurred alongside many other …  

W&J Junior Leads Online History and Culture Programs During Pandemic

September 18, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 18, 2020)—The summer of 2020 is one for the history books—which Sarah Byrne ’22 will be ready to document thanks to her Maxwell scholarship-funded internship. The junior history major spent her summer as the education intern with the Westmoreland Historical Society (WHS) and Historic Hanna’s Town, an archaeological site and history center …  

W&J Physics and Engineering Major Gets Hands-On Experience with Maxwell Internship Support

September 17, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 17, 2020)—One W&J senior is getting a taste for mechanical engineering thanks to support from the College’s Maxwell Internship Fund. Ty Bedillion ’21, a physics and engineering major completing W&J’s 3-2 program with Washington University, interned with DMI Companies, the largest heating, ventilation, and air conditioning accessories manufacturer in North America. While …