Majors: Community Health, Sociology
Hometown: Westport, CT
Claudia studies Community Health and Sociology. She is particularly fascinated with the multidisciplinary aspect of learning in these two programs, focusing on health and society and exploring health issues from a variety of perspectives. She is devoted to understanding and making an impact in the intersection of public health, medicine and social justice.
Her interest in these subjects was sparked while volunteering as an EMT in high school; she could not have predicted how much compassion she would gain for people, and the multidimensional aspect of storytelling and community building. This led Claudia to find passion in a variety of projects and programs, outside of the classroom, at Tufts. Claudia is a program coordinator for the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch college. This has been the highlight of her Tufts career: being a teaching assistant in MCI-Concord for many semesters, helping to shape the curriculum and structure of the MyTERN re-entry program, and participating in and facilitating reciprocal learning with people who have shaped how she understands impact and justice. Claudia also works in the Psychosocial Determinants of Health lab (in the Tufts Community Health Department) and is teaching an Ex-College class entitled “Abolitionist Organizing.”
Claudia is originally from Connecticut, but is happy to call Boston home now too. She looks forward to starting at the Tufts University School of Medicine in the fall of 2022, further understanding how medicine can be reparative on an individual level, and facilitating spaces of health equity.
Outside of academic and extracurricular endeavors, Claudia loves baking, running, journaling, going for long drives and listening to music, and being with her friends and family!