Penelope Lusk

University of Exeter Postgraduate Award, University of Exeter - Humanities

Penelope is from Brooklyn, New York, and as a Fulbright postgraduate student at the University of Exeter, she will deepen her studies of English literature and the health humanities through completing the MA in English Literary Studies. Penelope graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in English literature and History and has spent the past three years working in medical education research at the Program for Medical Education Innovations and Research at New York University. She combined her interest in healthcare education and the humanities through completing her master's in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, from which she graduated in 2020. At Exeter, Penelope is especially excited to engage with the scholarship of Exeter's interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. The global coronavirus pandemic has added new dimensions to her belief in the importance of integrating the humanities into healthcare, and Penelope is looking forward to learning more about health education in the United Kingdom. In addition to her studies, Penelope hopes to explore the beautiful southwest region, especially the beaches!