Roosevelt Institute Publishes Five CCNY Student Policy Papers

Seven City College student members of The Roosevelt Institute, a progressive think tank, have had five papers accepted for publication in the Institute’s annual “10 Ideas Series,” which will come out in April. The booklet is a compilation of papers by Roosevelt student chapter members from more than 100 affiliated campuses.

Following is a list of City College authors and their papers:

  • Reem Aliessa, senior international studies major, “American Children in Danger Abroad: Granting Them a Safe Return Home.”
  • Merelis Ortiz, senior international studies major, “Fostering Life-Long Wellness through Nutrition Education.”
  • Kudzai Tunduwani, junior international studies and economics) major, “Reducing Garbage Collection Costs Through Green Innovation.”
  • Kimberley Downer and Melissa Audige, fourth-year biomedical education majors (Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education BS/MD program), and Angela Choi, senior political science major, “Closing the Care Gap: Increasing and Retaining Primary Care Physicians in New York.”
  • Suprita Datta, sophomore international studies major, “Discovering a Bottom-Up Approach to Health Education in Rural Panama.”

The Roosevelt Institute’s “10 Ideas Series” encourages students to research problems and issues in their community or around the world and write a policy proposal on how to address that problem. Student proposals have the potential to be incorporated into action plans for government officials, said Mohammed A. Alam, co-founder and chair of City College’s Roosevelt chapter.

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