Four Pitt Law Students Selected as 2016-17 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows

For two years in a row the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program (PSFP) has selected four Pitt Law students out of 23 fellows. One fellow, Kendra Stroebel, Class of 2017, has been chosen for a second year in a row to receive funding for her project, the first time this has occurred in the 20+ year history of the PSFP. 

Additionally, Pitt Law students Ashley Harris and Krystin Paul were awarded. Their project aims to improve self-esteem and social competence of girls aged 12-15 at the after school program at Gwen’s Girls. They will focus on feeling good (emotional appraisal of one’s self-worth) and doing well (a positive feeling rooted in success).

Pitt Law student Taylor Staiger was selected this year and will provide support to incoming and newly settled refugees through the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Pittsburgh. The families will go on field trips and participate in group activities to overcome issues or fears of American life.

Stroebel's project involves working with middle and high school girls with diabetes. She will address mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and the stressors of taking care of a chronic disease. Her project will be implemented at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches.

Read more about the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellowship here.