jelisa

JELISA ADAIR

HOMETOWN:
Worcester, MA                       
HIGH SCHOOL:
Doherty Memorial High School     
MAJOR:
Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies w/ a concentration in Psychosocial Development of Race and Gender
STUDY ABROAD: 
Galway, Ireland                      
THESIS:

Television’s Representation of Black Female Bodies

ACTIVITIES:
Throughout my years at Wesleyan, I have been heavily involved in the arts, including directing a show for the student-run Second Stage, and choreographing and performing in Terpsichore through the dance department. I am also very involved with the women of color community at Wesleyan having lived in the Women of Color program house for three semesters.   
OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:
By the time I graduate, I will have spent all three of my summers on campus. The first summer I worked as an orientation intern and the following one I conducted research as a newly minted McNair Fellow, working with Professor Sarah Carney on the role and portrayal of criminals in children’s cartoons. That research helped spark my thesis topic, which I will begin work on this summer thanks to the Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant.
FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:
My favorite Wesleyan experience was directing a play at the beginning of my sophomore year. Seeing something I had worked so hard on with so many other people come to fruition was incomparable to anything I have ever done before. 
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

I would like to work in the nonprofit sector, especially with an organization studies body image and how it is affected by the media. 

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