One student’s approach to wellness at Grinnell.
Jen Brooks ’15, who is originally from Atlanta, Ga., graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology. Jen was the third Grinnell student in recent years who used a wheelchair. She also needed full-time personal care attendant (PCA) services and a communication aid in the classroom.
During her time at Grinnell, Jen had the opportunity to explore her passion for activism, hone her skills as a researcher (through her two internships), and develop independent living skills.
About Claire Forrest ’13
Claire Forrest ’13, originally from Minneapolis, Minn., earned a bachelor of arts degree in English. Claire has cerebral palsy, and used a motorized scooter and manual wheelchair to navigate the campus. While at Grinnell, Claire was a 4-year member of the Varsity Women's Swim Team, and participated in Paralympic swimming competitions during her career. She also served on the campus' Disability Awareness Committee. Claire studied with the Grinnell-in-London 2011 program, making her the first student to study abroad requiring wheelchair accommodation.
About Patrick Comparin ’12
Grinnell hosts a national conference on best practices for diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
Lester Alemán ’07 champions diversity at TEDxGrinnell.
Maria Tapias has been selected to participate in a prestigious year-long Senior Leadership Academy.
A dozen local projects and initiatives will benefit this year from the College’s Mini-Grant Program.
Specialist in Asian American studies will explore the historical Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker.
Inspirational global activist Spencer West will deliver a free, public talk about 'redefining possible.