18 Student-Athletes Earn Fellowships for the Summer of 2017

18 Student-Athletes Earn Fellowships for the Summer of 2017

NORTON, Mass. - Eighteen Wheaton College student-athletes have earned fellowships this summer through the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services that will enrich their academic experiences. 

The Davis International and Porter Cleveland fellowships are just a few examples of the Wheaton Edge – a promise that every single student will receive financial support for an internship, research position or other experiential learning opportunity by the time they graduate.


Davis International Fellows
Established by Diana Davis Spencer '60 with funds from the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation, the Davis International Fellows Program provides students with a $5,000 stipend to cover the costs of an unpaid, international internship, volunteer opportunity or independent research project.

Maria Matrango '18 (women's basketball), a neuroscience major from West Yarmouth, Mass., will shadow physicians and teach English to community members with the Atlantis Project in Alcazar De San Juan, Spain. [READ MORE]

Emma Peterson '18, (field hockey), a neuroscience major from Yarmouth, Maine, will assist veterinary surgeons and work on game capture, rehabilitation, conservation and reintroduction as an intern with the SAVE Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. [READ MORE]


Porter Cleveland Fellowship
Established in 2005 in honor of Nancy Lyon Porter '43, the Porter Cleveland Fellows Program funds community-based summer internship and volunteer experiences in Cleveland, Ohio. Students receive a $3,500 stipend, plus paid housing at Case Western Reserve University.

Jillian Bodreau '18 (women's basketball), a double major in political science and Hispanic studies, from Quinebaug, Conn., will intern with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration, and Customs Enforcement, Office of Chief Counsel in Hartford, Conn. [READ MORE]

Kelsey Buckley '18 (field hockey),  an environmental science major from Gilford, N.H., will work as a guided discoveries assistant intern at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, N.H. [READ MORE]

Michelle Connolly '19 (field hockey), an environmental science major from Stoughton, Mass., will intern with the Coastal Waterbird Program at Mass Audubon in Cummaquid, Mass.

Carly Costello '18 (women's soccer), a business and management major from Holyoke, Mass., will intern at Management Recruiters of Springfield, Mass., working on client and customer support and other duties. Costello has received the Keefe Family Foundation Business Fellowship, part of the Wheaton Fellowship program. [READ MORE]

Andrea Jelaska '18 (women's swimming & diving), a biology major from Brookfield, Conn., will work as an education/research intern at Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center in Cape May, N.J.

Arielle Klopsis '18 (women's tennis), a double major in neuroscience and Hispanic studies, from West Islip, N.Y., will work as a research assistant at New York University's Center for Neural Sciences, conducting research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory foundation.

Nicole Lussier '20 (women's lacrosse), a biology major from Providence, will intern at the West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton, R.I. [READ MORE]

James Marcucella '19 (men's lacrossse), a biochemistry major from Reading, Mass., will intern with the Massachusetts Audubon Society, based in Lincoln, Mass. [READ MORE]

Jessie Martinez '18 (women's lacrosse), a business and management major from Jersey City, N.J., will intern with the wedding planning team at Chancey Charm New England. Martinez has received the Keefe Family Foundation Business Fellowship, part of the Wheaton Fellowship program. 

Lily Ongkiko '19 (softball), a political science major from Joliet, Ill., will work as a housing and testing intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in Boston. [READ MORE]

Katie Peters '18 (field hockey/women's lacrosse), a psychology major from Medway, Mass., will intern with the Rhode Island Department of Public Health's Center for Food Protection in Providence.

Tori Popstein '18 (women's swimming & diving), a psychology major from Port Jervis, N.Y., will assist students with special needs as a teacher's aide at Kimi Ora School in Wellington, New Zealand. [READ MORE]

Andy Rojas '18 (synchronized swimming), a double major in political science and Hispanic studies, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, will intern with Junta Metropolitana de Protección de la Niñez y Adolescencia in Quito, Ecuador, assisting with recording testimonies, legal and court procedures, and other projects. [READ MORE]

Kaylee Sye '19 (women's soccer), a business and management major from Acton, Mass., will intern with the Boston Breakers in Boston, Mass., assisting with Women's Professional Soccer game operations, sales, marketing, communications, logistics and team administration. Sye has received the Keefe Family Foundation Business Fellowship, part of the Wheaton Fellowship program. [READ MORE]

Adam Waks '19 (men's soccer), a biology major from Acton, Mass., will job shadow physical therapists at NovaCare Rehabilitation in Concord, Mass. [READ MORE]

Molly Witten '18 (women's lacrosse), a psychology major from Bethesda, Md., will intern with Urban Peak, an organization that provides services to homeless young adults in Denver, Colo. [READ MORE]


Other internship recipients 

Abby Hamilton '19 (women's basketball) Idexx, Portland ME. On the Veterinary Software & Services team

Sara McLeman '20 (women's basketball) LNA at Aurora senior living in Derry for the summer [READ MORE]

Natalie Wind '20 (women's basketball) Consumer Loans Department at People's United Bank in Bridgeport [READ MORE]

Rebecca Olivieri '18 (women's basketball) faculty-student research [READ MORE]

Rachael Zipper '19 (women's basketball) Supported Living Inc. [READ MORE]

Cathryn MacGregor '19 (volleyball/track & field) LeDoux Lab at the NYU Center for Neural Science [READ MORE]

Allison Cox '18 (volleyball/softball) veterinary internship in South Africa and China