Alexandra White (MLS and Biology major, CC ’17) was chosen by a faculty committee to receive the Catherine Medalia Johannet Award in Comparative Literature and Society for her outstanding senior thesis “Crisis, Place, Health, and Narrative in Oral Histories of Hurricane Katrina and the Chernobyl Disaster.”

This is award has been created in remembrance of one of our first Medicine, Literature and Society Majors, Catherine Medalia Johannet (MLS major with an Anthropology concentration, CC ’15). In celebration of Catherine’s love of literature and its ability to effect change in society, we are pleased to confer this honor to Alexandra White.