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Abroad: Toledo, Spain - Spring 2020

Courtney “Claire" Mitchell works with Professor Terrence McDonnell to study empathy as a concept, particularly ways in which empathy can be provoked through simulation. Mitchell is excited about possible applications of this research in the fields of international development, medical education, and engineering.

Major
Anthropology
Pre-Health Studies
Current Research

Research Interests
My research interests include global health, communication, and societal contributors to intersectional well-being. I especially enjoy studying childhood and infancy with respect to these topics.

Current Research
I am excited to work with Professor McDonnell in exploring empathy as a concept, investigating how international organizations use new media technologies to provoke empathy and generate altruism for their causes.

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