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L&IH Society

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 where students can network with other students and professionals, explore career paths, and broaden their knowledge of global health issues and their cultural and linguistic contexts;
  • Representing the L&IH major to Clemson University.

 

L&IH Society Officers (2021-2022)

photo of L&IH society 2021 president Haley Blazer

President: My name is Haley Blazer and I am a senior Spanish & International Health student. I recently spoke at the Women's Leadership Conference 2021 and wrote for Clemson's International Affairs magazine The Pendulum. I am also currently doing research on the mental health of pre-professional students. Outside of academics I enjoy going to the gym and reading science fiction.

photo of L&IH society 2021 vice president Jean Sebastien

Vice-President: Jean Sebastien Pinto (jpinto@clemson.edu) I'm a language and International Health major emphasizing in Spanish. My hometown is Hilton Head, SC, and I am passionate about health issues. Currently I'm bettering my understanding of the medical field along with my Spanish abilities to help even more people in the future. Please feel free to reach out!

photo of L&IH society 2021 secretary Katherine

Secretary: Hi everyone! My name is Katherine Stricker and I am a junior Spanish and International Health major with a minor in Psychology. I am from Northern Virginia, right outside of Washington, DC. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and stand-up paddle boarding. Next semester, I will hopefully be studying abroad in San Ramón, Costa Rica. I am very excited to travel abroad, immerse myself in a new culture, and hopefully gain more clarity as to what I want to do after I graduate! I plan on pursuing a career in public health, and while I am not exactly sure what I want to do, I am interested in health psychology or health promotion. I transferred into this major knowing very little about what it offered but now could not imagine a better field of study.

photo of L&IH society 2021 Outreach chair Marguerite Perterseim

Outreach Chair: Hello LIH friends, my name is Marguerite Perterseim. I am a junior Language and International Health student with an emphasis in Spanish. I am also minoring in nonprofit leadership. I’ve lived in Charleston, SC my whole life and I want to take my skills and knowledge abroad. Not quite sure where I’ll end up yet, but I’m currently interested in pursuing a career in epidemiology. My favorite colors are yellow and green and I love my dog Remi.

photo of L&IH society 2021 Social Media Coordinator Isabel Long

Social Media Coordinator: Hello! My name is Isabel Long and I am a Spanish and International Health Major with a Nonprofit Leadership minor. I am from right outside Hilton Head Island SC and I love going to the beach! I’m not sure what my future plans are but I am very passionate about access to healthcare and hope to work internationally.

 

L&IH Society Events - 2021

photo of the L&IH symposium flyer: Adverse Childhood Experiences


L&IH symposium photos: group picture of students, the presenter, and some facultyL&IH Society officers with Dana Powell (second on the right), Natalie Claypool (fourth from the left), and Dr. Arelis Moore de Peralta (right)

 

L&IH symposium photos of the presenterNatalie Claypool
 LIH symposium photoDana Powell

L&IH symposium event photo of the entire audience

Events sponsored by the L&IH Society - Fall 2019

Sexual Assault Advocacy: 1st Installment of Women + Wellness in the World Speaker Series
Ellen Kennedy, a Sexual Assault Nurse Coordinator, and Jenna Toney, a Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for the Julie Valentine Center, came to speak to L&IH and CAAH faculty and students about sexual assault, how to be an advocate, and what we can do in the Clemson community to address some of these issues experienced by students on campus and beyond.
Ellen Kennedy, a Sexual Assault Nurse Coordinator, and Jenna Toney, a Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for the Julie Valentine Center, spoke to L&IH and CAAH faculty and students about sexual assault

Events sponsored by the L&IH Society - Spring 2019: 

Community Health Assessments in Low-resourced Communities: the Case of Las Malvinas II, Dominican Republic
L&IH students had the opportunity to hear from Lauren Davis, a fellow L&IH major with an emphasis in Spanish, present her Departmental Honors research. In her presentation, Davis talked about using a community-engaged and mixed-methods approach to address the 5 health priorities determined by the findings of a Community Health Assessment in the DR, which were: vaccine-preventable diseases, unwanted pregnancies, sanitation, education, and chronic disease management. (In the photo from left to right: Arelis Moore de Peralta, Lauren Davis, and Kelly Peebles)

Lauren Davis, a fellow L&IH major with an emphasis in Spanish, presented her Departmental Honors research in an event sponsored by the L&IH Society in spring of 2019.

Comparative Healthcare Systems: Experiences and Perspectives of a French-Canadian Nurse Practitioner
Mylene Boudreau, FNP, a part-time lecturer in the School of Nursing presented on her personal experience working as a registered nurse and language teacher abroad. Boudreau also spoke to students about the current healthcare system in Canada, its benefits, as well as its limitations; and a comparative analysis with the US health system.

Mylene Boudreau, FNP, a part-time lecturer in the School of Nursing presented on her personal experience working as a registered nurse and language teacher abroad.

Collaborative International Research: Opportunities and Ethical Challenges
Aída Mencía-Ripley, Ph.D., professor and dean of research at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in the Dominican Republic presented on current partnerships and opportunities for students to conduct research in the Dominican Republic. Mencía-Ripley spoke about current research initiatives and programs available at UNIBE. (In the photo from left to right: Micky Ward, Arelis Moore de Peralta, Aída Mencía-Ripley, Kelly Peebles, and Tiffany Creegan Miller)

In a collaborative international research presentation, Aída Mencía-Ripley, Ph.D., professor and dean of research at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in the Dominican Republic presented on current partnerships and opportunities for students to conduct research in the Dominican Republic. Mencía-Ripley spoke about current research initiatives and programs available at UNIBE.