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JFEW Scholar Vera Pertsovskaya is a stellar student-athlete

Posted By Jamie Spence, Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Vera is a member of the Hunter College Women’s Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track & Field Teams, as well as a Biology and German major. She uses cross country and track as a way to organize her busy schedule, and she says, "you have to be self-motivated and disciplined if you want to do well."

In addition to being a scholar-athlete, Vera is a Democracy Coach for the Generation Citizen program where she works with 11th graders in the Bronx. Vera believes it is important for young people to be a part of the decisions being made in Albany and Washington, D.C., and her goal is to help students solve the critical issues their communities are facing. Her current class is focusing on a way to implement more college scholarship opportunities for low-income students. 

This summer she had the opportunity to intern with the NYC Health and Hospitals Division of Correctional Health Services. While there, she assisted in defining a utility value of incarceration for individuals in New York City's jails. Vera says, "This experience gave me an understanding of the health care available to New York City’s incarcerated population, and also led me to consider a career in social medicine.”

Vera, we can’t wait to see what you will accomplish next!

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Our JFEW Roosevelt House Scholars got to meet Joe Biden

Posted By Jamie Spence, Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Our JFEW Scholars are doing such exciting things, you just never know who they'll run into next!

JFEW Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Scholars scored an impromptu photo-op with Vice President Joe Biden last week, during their trip to Washington, D.C.!! Judging from all those smiles, it was definitely a run-in they won't forget!

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