May 8, 2017

Lauren Beard: Winner of the 2017 Undergraduate Essay competition with the essay "Mental Health Conditions of Syrian Refugees in Turkey" 

Lauren Beard is a senior from Buford, Ga studying Modern Middle Eastern Studies and Biological Basis of Behavior. She spent three years studying Turkish at Penn and went on to study at Bogazici University in Istanbul on a FLAS Fellowship. She is interested in healthcare access, the intersections of health and culture, and access to healthcare services for refugees. Following graduation, she will be working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a data analyst.