BA '14 - Practice of Human Healing: Psychology, Health Care, and Human Rights
Noella, a Gallatin Americas Scholar, was as devoted to excellence in the classroom as she was on the court. She played intramural volleyball and was a member of the NYU varsity tennis team. The Pittsburgh native came to Gallatin to explore her interests in psychology, human rights as they relate to health care, and art therapy. Her concentration was the Practice of Human Healing, and she pursued it along with a minor in studio art at NYU Steinhardt. “For me,” she adds, “the best aspect of Gallatin has been the freedom to design your own curriculum as well as the support received from professors, advisers and fellow students along the way.”
Noella’s multiple out-of-classroom experiences enriched her coursework, including her work as lab assistant for a medical researcher, volunteering for an arts therapist at nonprofit group, and getting her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) certification. The summer between her junior and senior years, she was a tennis instructor for the non-profit group Asphalt Green, which runs summer day camps for children to promote health and fitness. After graduating, she went on to SUNY Upstate Medical University, and after medical school, she hopes to serve with Doctors Without Borders.