Teresa Logue (SY '15) is a pre-medical student from Miami, FL. As an American Studies major concentrating in "The International US", she’s interested in the flow of American ideas abroad, especially as relates to international development and global health. She developed her passion for global health through coursework at Yale as well as two recent summer experiences: one volunteering on a series of community development projects in Peru's Moche Valley, and another interning at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Outside of class, Teresa coordinates Dwight Hall's International Network, where she gets to support Yale student groups that do international service and advocacy projects, and is a volunteer EMT. In her free time, she kayaks, hikes, studies Turkish, and does lighting design for Yale plays and dance shows.
- United States of America2013Internship
Teresa spent the summer interning in Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she worked to communicate the Agency’s work to Congress. This placement provided her with exposure to a variety of sectors in the USAID portfolio; she helped out on projects in issue areas like Water, Microfinance, Democracy Promotion, and Food Security and across different continents. Her assignments involved involved reviewing reports to Congress on the Agency’s work and agency testimony before Congress, attending relevant hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill for the Agency, researching Congressional Members’ positions on a variety of development issues, creating briefing materials for senior Agency staff, and preparing those senior staff people to appear before Congress. Through her internship, she learned so much about not only the role of Congress in American development assistance, but, more broadly, how and why Americans engage in foreign aid. One highlight of her internship included meeting Muhammad Yunus (!) in person.