College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

L&IH Society

L&IH SocietyPictured: (bottom row, left to right) Allison Buck, Elyse Dengler, Sette Dimitrew, Yahaira Aleman, (top row, left to right) Alissa Fortune, Nancy Parra, Caitlin Croft, Kate Biggerstaff, Meg O'Sell, Megan Dorris, Whitney Garland, Jess Meehan.

The purposes of the Language and International Health Society shall include:

  • Helping students succeed in the L&IH major and prepare for their future through contact with guest speakers, L&IH graduates, study abroad advisors and other campus and community resources;
  • Serving as a forum where L&IH majors can meet and exchange information, ideas and concerns about internships, study abroad and other aspects related to the major;
  • Providing opportunities for students to get to know their peers and explore other cultures through international film viewings, outings to local restaurants and volunteering in the community in health-related opportunities;
  • Representing the L&IH major to Clemson University.

For more information:

L&IH Society Officers (2014-2015)

Meet the Officers

Meg OSell

Name: Meg O'Sell
Position:  President
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Future plans: I plan to attend medical school after graduation. 
Study abroad experiences: I studied abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica for 4 months. I took classes at a local university and had an internship at a health clinic.
Other campus involvement: I enjoy going to sporting events to cheer on our tigers! It's my third year being involved with Engineers without Borders, and I am this year's president of the organization. We design and implement sustainable engineering projects in Nicaragua and Liberia.

Lisa Duenas

Name: Lisa Dueñas
Position: Vice President
Hometown: Charleston, SC 
Future Plans: To pursue a dual-master's degree in Social Work and Public Health, and eventually go abroad once again with an American Organization to a developing or underprivileged country. 
Study Abroad Experiences: I just returned in July of 2014 from a year long internship in La Paz, Bolivia in South America.
Other Campus Involvement: Campus Advance Member

Dre Martin Name:Dre Martin
Position: Secretary
Hometown:Hartwell, GA
Future Plans:I hope to one day go to medical school and receive my MD/MPH degree through a joint program. I see myself working in the U.S. and Latin American countries helping to decrease health disparities through a primary care and prevention based practice.
Study Abroad experiences:I will be studying abroad in Spain during the spring semester of 2015.
Other campus involvement:CUSG Executive Branch, Academic Integrity Board, Student Health Advisory Committee, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Ambassador for the college of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities.

Olivia Meers

Name:  Olivia Meers
Position:  Treasurer
Hometown:  Nashville, TN
Future plans:  Medical School
Study abroad experiences: Clemson Language Immersion Program (CLIP) in Sevilla, Spain
Campus involvement:  Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Honors College Peer Mentor, Alpha Epsilon Delta, FCA, and Greek IV.

Whitney Garland

Name: Whitney Garland
Position:  Academic Coordinator
Hometown: Walhalla, SC
Future plans: I hope to attend nursing school after graduating from Clemson and then find a way to combine my interest in public health with my nursing degree.
Study abroad experiences: I worked as an intern in Hospital de la Solidaridad en Cusco, Perú, during the summer of 2013. I also plan on going abroad for a full semester during fall 2014, probably Chile or Perú.
Other campus involvement: Treasurer; Students Helping Honduras; Member: Students for Environmental Action; Member: Poverty Ends with a Girl Creative Inquiry team.

Paige Pribonic

Name:Paige Pribonic
Position: Chair, International Relations
Hometown:Hudson, WI
Future plans:Medical School
Study abroad experiences:Santiago, Dominican Republic; Cambridge University; Bhutan; the Balkans.
Other campus involvement:National Scholars Program, Global Policy Scholars, Relay for Life, AED, Dixon Fellows.


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