Learning Communities News - 2014

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    ESG Alum Sofia Essayan-Perez is inspired by those around her to teach in Nicaragua, conduct neuroscience research.

    MIT senior Sofia Essayan-Perez, majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in applied international studies, has founded an educational nonprofit, conducted neuroscience research, and tutored MIT students. The common thread that binds these disparate interests: They all stem from hardships that those around her have faced.

  • Students in Terrascope, one of MIT's learning communities for first-year students, spent their spring break in South Africa, getting a first-hand look at problems related to clean-water access there.