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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.

    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.

    The McFeed is a weekly roundup of news and research on the health and wellness of college students.