Olivia Derks ‘13

Independent Research: Influences of the Environment on Patients at Mental Institutions, New Delhi, India
Major: Psychology, Minor: Environmental Studies

This summer I worked as an intern at a psychiatric hospital in New Delhi, India. For my future plans I am considering a career in environmental psychology, so the internship allowed me a closer look at this field of clinical psychology. My main interest during the internship was to investigate the influence of nature and environment on mental patients in psychiatric hospitals. I left India with a better idea of what I want and what I don’t want to do in the future and with a strong desire to explore and learn more about India, about the world and about myself.