Mikaela Gerwin


Mikaela Gerwin ’19, of New York, New York (Manhattan), a history graduate with a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy, is the 2018 Dean’s Scholar in the Nation’s Service. Prior to starting at Princeton, Gerwin spent a gap year teaching English and working on community health programs in Urubamba, Peru through a Princeton Bridge Year Fellowship. She speaks Spanish and Hebrew fluently. Mikaela is the winner of The Shelby Cullom Davis Center Junior Independent Work (JIW) Research Grant. As an undergraduate, Gerwin served as a student leader at Princeton’s Center for Jewish Life, a weekly ESL teacher at El Centro in Trenton, an intern for Princeton’s Women’s Center, a peer academic advisor at Forbes College, an Outdoor Action leader and acted in several campus performances, including a historical walking tour of race and protest at Princeton, which she helped write.  She was also a student fellow for the project on Gender in the Global Community at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination. In summer 2016, Gerwin interned with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless where she worked with doctors and case managers to ensure homeless individuals received primary care and housing services in both clinics and on the streets of Boston. Gerwin studied abroad at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in spring 2018. In summer 2018, she interned at the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau.