This spring, Ren Birnholz graduated Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and theatre and a minor in WGSS. They are a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and will spend a year in Chennai, India teaching English to under-served communities beginning on July 9th. After Birnholz completed a Dialogue of Civilizations program at Ashoka University in New Delhi last summer, they were inspired to return to the country. They explained, “It was an incredible experience, and I think was the pinnacle of experiential learning and cultural immersion. I started my application while I was still there, I was super excited about it.” During their time at Northeastern, Birnholz has served as president of the Sexual Health, Advocacy, and Reproductive Education organization (SHARE), put together a wellness vending machine with emergency contraceptives, and represented Northeastern at the Reproductive Rights Roundtable with Vice President Kamala Harris. After returning from India, they have plans to pursue a doctorate degree in sex education with emphasis on supporting LGBTQ+ and BIPOC students.
Read more about Ren’s accomplishments in the News@Northeastern story here!
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