Through research, leadership, and service, Claire Celestin has dedicated herself to the goal of improving health and social conditions for women and children. Celestin, a member of the Honors Program, earned the Paul and Grace Ward Martinez Scholarship to fund her research with Professor Judith Hall and Jin Goh at Northeastern’s Social Psychology Lab, where she helped extend work on the cognitive consequences of implicit racial bias to the realm of sexual orientation. She has volunteered extensively at Peace Through Play, teaching conflict resolution to children, and was elected president of her sorority. A global co-op working with a midwife in rural Peru to provide safe, compassionate, culturally sensitive care to mothers and infants cemented Celestin’s desire to be a physician.
With the Marshall Scholarship, Celestin will study women's and children's health at King's College London.