Margaret Roach ’21, a psychology major with a concentration in medicine and the liberal arts from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, had a year like no other Presidential International Scholar. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented her from traveling internationally to research the integration of traditional medicine with the biomedical approach to treating mental health in India.
She was notified about her selection to be the scholar while in South Africa for study abroad in the spring of 2020, but she knew it would be a challenging year and there possibly wouldn’t be any travel to India. The South Africa experience was also disrupted by the pandemic.
Read more about Roach in the article “Presidential International Scholar Presentation” or watch her presentation below.