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  • Fellows Program

    The Mary Christie Institute Fellows Program, a partnership with Active Minds, seeks to highlight the college student voice, providing our audience of campus policy- and decision-makers with direct, multidimensional insights into the concerns and challenges of the young people they serve.

    In collaboration with Active Minds, MCI chooses two Fellows to serve a year-long term, during which they contribute writing pieces to the Mary Christie Quarterly and appear on the MCI podcast, the Mary Christie Quadcast.

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    Alyssa Goldberg

    Alyssa Goldberg is a student at New York University pursuing a joint B.S. in Global Public Health and Applied Psychology with a Minor in American Sign Language and concentration in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. Alyssa is the President and Founder of NYU’s chapter of Active Minds.

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    She writes about music and mental health for The LifelineSounds of SavingWashington Square News, and Pleaser Magazine. Her work also appears in Teen Vogue and IDONTMIND, among other publications, and can be found at her website alyssaegoldberg.com. Outside of mental health work, she enjoys live music, creative writing, and hiking.

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    Caroline Mannnion

    Caroline Mannion is a junior psychology major with a double minor in counseling and education studies at Ithaca College. She is passionate about improving students’ mental health, wellness, and overall wellbeing. Caroline is involved with the Active Minds executive board, Head Learning Coach, and the Wellness Leadership Committee at Ithaca.

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    Her favorite things to do in her free time are to hang out with her friends and go to her local cat cafe.

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    Amanda Saleh

    Amanda Saleh is a fourth-year student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is double majoring in Psychology and Philosophy, and minoring in Journalism and Screen Studies. On campus, Amanda has organized around mental health, education justice, university funding equity, and more.

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    She has also served as a Fellow with Michigan Student Power Network. Amanda is a 2019 alumna of University of Michigan’s Development Summer Internship Program, and holds the distinction of being a UM-Dearborn Difference Maker. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry, reading books on religion and spirituality, and spending time in nature.

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    Tesia Shi

    Tesia Shi is a sophomore psychology & neurobiology double major student at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is excited to serve as one of MCF’s 2020-2021 fellows. She is passionate about improving student mental wellness and developing early interventions, and serves as a chat specialist for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In her free time, she loves eating bagels and taking her sister’s cat on walks.

    Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.

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