Chelsea Seaver demonstrated all the qualities of an accomplished student who is well-prepared to join the world as an intellectual mind and a responsible citizen. She was engaged in high-impact research, working with a local neighborhood to preserve history and enrich the lives of residents in the future. Through that research, she learned the importance of place, and how the interdisciplinary nature of public health, history, sociology, urban theory and local politics intersect to impact the overall health and well-being of a community.
Chelsea committed herself to research not for the purpose of résumé-building, but in genuine service to the community. She volunteered in the Dominican Republic, working on hygiene and sanitation projects, and was a proactive member of the Stetson wellness team, educating the campus community about healthy lifestyle practices.
Further, Chelsea mentored other students, displaying exemplary academic competence, leadership, community service and personal growth.