Savannah Lennertz, Student Marshal for Summer 2013 Commencement

Savannah Lennertz

Savannah Lennertz, Summer 2013 College of Health and Human Development Student Marshal

Savannah Lennertz, daughter of Carl Lennertz and Julie Andrews of New York City, NY, will serve as the student marshal at the August 10, 2013, commencement ceremony for the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State. She is receiving a bachelor's degree in health policy and administration.

While at Penn State, Lennertz made the dean's list for eight semesters. For two years, she was the co-president of GlobeMed, an organization that aims to empower students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. Through GlobeMed she travelled to Chiapas, Mexico, to work with rural community health workers. Lennertz also studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied Argentine history and film and worked with a local non-profit organization to support a maternal health clinic in an urban slum in Buenos Aires. In addition, she participated in the Global Leadership Initiative.

Lennertz currently is working as a patient advocate for low-income patients at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Ultimately, she plans to work for a non-profit organization in New York that is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals.

A graduate of Queens High School for the Sciences, Lennertz will be escorted at commencement by the College of Health and Human Development faculty marshal Melina T. Czymoniewicz-Klippel, lecturer in the Department of Biobehavioral Health and coordinator of the Global Health Minor.

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For additional information, please contact the College of Health and Human Development Office of College Relations at 814-865-3831 or healthhd@psu.edu.