Happening in Harnwell

Congratulations are in order for Harnwellian JENNA HEBERT in being named RHODES SCHOLAR for 2016!

Jenna is a senior BBB major with a minor in French studies. Interested in the neuroscience behind psychiatric disorders, her senior thesis research is focused on the neurobiology of drug addiction. When outside of both the classroom and the lab, Jenna can usually be found on Boathouse Row, as she’s been a member of Penn women's rowing team since freshman year.

Fun Facts About Jenna:

Favorite Netflix show: Gilmore Girls

Favorite Eatery: Sweetgreen

Go-to study song: "Hall of Fame” The Script


As Graduate Advisor of the Latin American Residential Program in Harnwell College House, Adira Fierro-Villa organized a dinner with Minister Carlos Giralt Cabrles, the Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, on October 16th. A component of the four-pronged capstone project, Adira spoke with the Consul concerning the difficulties in the international representation of a country and the inherent challenges of preserving such a rich culture. In addition to Min. Carlos Giralt Cabrales and Adira, several students attended the dinner, including Nathan Castillo, Luisa Patino, Stephanie Tillit, Ramon Garcia Gomez, Crystal Rodriguez and Jesus Calixto-Tlatelpa. Through the program, residents learned firsthand the obstacles surrounding immigration.

As the Dean of Harnwell College House, Courtney Dombroski praised Adira’s initiative to present her residents with unique and worthwhile opportunities through the framework of her capstone project. Dean Dombroski explicated the goals of the program: “There is a new initiative of capstone programs in Harnwell where we bring an interdisciplinary focus on academic and social engagement.” Every RA and GA in Harnwell organizes their own distinct capstone project throughout the year.