2006 Fellow Spotlight: Caroline Ong

 Caroline Ong   Home Institution:Wellesley College   Major: Chemistry and Anthropology   CNS Project: CBWNP

Name: Caroline Ong
Home Institution: Wellesley College 
Major: Chemistry and Anthropology

“In the course of my current work with the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program, I have had the opportunity to participate in the evaluation and planning of mass casualty health emergency response and preparedness exercises in collaboration with the Monterey County Health Department and the Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic. As a follow-up from this exercise, I have been working on projects that seek to prepare for and educate on a variety of public health threats such as pandemic influenza, avian flu and biological and chemical terrorist attacks. In addition, I am preparing a chemical weapons ocean dumping map that will illustrate the location of all known and suspected ocean dumpsites worldwide. By the end of this internship, I also hope to complete the preliminary research for my independent study at Wellesley College that seeks to examine the delayed effects of chemical and biological warfare agents and the possible social cultural impact that stem from the use of these agents.”