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Drawing upon Our International Strengths

Mardelle Shepley, faculty
Ithaca, New York
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When Mardelle Shepley was contacted by Ronald McDonald House looking for translators, she drew on her network of Design and Environmental Analysis (DEA) graduate students. Shepley, DEA chair, is working to connect students and others in the community with families in need of translation services for their healthcare concerns. "It's a nice example of drawing upon our international strengths here to help others," said Rachel Dunifon, interim dean of the College of Human Ecology.