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Meet PEI and Grand Challenges Past Interns: 2009

Sustainability

Jack Ackerman

Jack Ackerman, 2011
Politics Major
"I helped develop strategic communications materials for Regional Community Forest Training, an environmental non-profit based in Bangkok." more >>


Hanah Barkley

Hannah Barkley, 2011
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major
"I worked at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences studying ocean acidification and increased ocean temperature on coral reproduction." more >>


Alexander Brady

Alexander Brady, 2010
Comparative Literature Major
"I worked in the removal of invasive species from D&R Greenway's nature preserves." more >>


Kelsey Brooks

Kelsey Brooks, 2011
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major
"I prepared the collection of West Indian Poaceae for analysis by digitizing relevant information at the National Museum of Natural History." more >>


Martina Car

Martina Car, 2010
Anthropology Major
"I presented accessible guidelines to the U.N. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization to using ecosystem services in biosphere reserves." more >>


Raymond Brusca

Raymond Brusca, 2011
Woodrow Wilson School Major
"I monitored water quality and ecological balance across Princeton University and the surrounding Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed including Lake Carnegie." more >>


Matthew Costa

Matthew Costa, 2011
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major
"I interned at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences working on a project focused on the lunar timing of the reproduction of Porites astreoides." more >>


Justin Frick

Justin Frick, 2010
English Major
"I tracked the sustainability of the University's Dining Services' purchases over the past year in an effort to increase the amount of sustainable purchasing." more >>


Jessica Gu

Jessica Fu, 2012
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major
"My project at the Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Sciences used molecular methods to detect human fecal pollution in Bermuda's Coastal waters."  more >>


Chloe Hall

Chloe Hall, 2011
Religion Major
"I taught an intensive English immersion course to Chinese college students on the campus of Jishou Teacher's College. more >>


Justine E. Hausheer

Justine E. Hausheer, 2010
English Major
"At the Encyclopedia of Life, I served as the science writing Intern. My main task was to draft articles about EOL for other publications." more >>


Jessica Hsu

Jessica Hsu, 2010
Civil and Engineering Major
"My project focused on improving water quality and ecological balance across Princeton University and within an entire watershed." more >>


Melissa Llardo

Melissa Llardo, 2011
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major
"I helped with reef sediment microbiology research at the University of Hawaii collecting samples of reef sediment at the Kaneohe bay on the Island of Oahu." more >> 


Lucile Jarry

Lucile Jarry, 2012
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major
"At the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute, I assisted in routine testing of resort waters against recreational standards." more >>


Joseph Jung

Joseph Jung, 2011
Sociology Major
"I composed a status report on social, economic and environmental development in a village called Bed, in rural Rajasthan, India, for the Gandhian Development." more >>


Matthew Katz

Matthew Katz, 2011
Economics Major
"In Cusco, Peru, I was in charge of putting together a method to digitize the communal bank and client information." more >>


Samuel Krauss

Samuel Fox Krauss, 2010
Philosophy Major
"I worked for Bioversity International developing and editing the organization's yearly publication." more >>


David Kwabi

David Kwabi, 2010
Mechanical Engineering Major
"At the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, I credentialed and ensured state representatives at the GOOS and IOC general assemblies." more >>


Yuri Larrabee

Yuri Larrabee, 2011
Economics and Finance Major
"I worked at D&R Greenway assisting with invasive non-native species removal, native plant nursery work, and conservation easement monitoring." more >>


Yuanbo Liu

Yuanbo Lio, 2010
Sociology Major
"At the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, I analyzed approaches for rebuilding fisheries in regional fisheries organizations." more >>


Henry Loevner

Henry Loevner, 2011
Politics Major
"I worked at the Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands maintaining biodiversity within the preserve and eliminating populations of invasive herbaceous species." more >>


Josh Muketha

Josh T. Muketha, 2010
Civil and Environmental Engineering Major
"At the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research, I created an online database of agrobiodiversity-based strategies employed in adapting to climate change. " more >>


Brooke Peterson

Brooke Peterson, 2010
Woodrow Wilson School Major
"At International Rivers, I investigated how dams on the Mekong River, will have negative consequences for the environment and human health." more >>


Darcie Ryan

Darcie Ryan, 2010
Geosciences Major
"I investigated the effects of ocean acidification on trichodesmium at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences." more >>


Erin Sherman

Erin Sherman, 2011
Psychology Major
"I followed climate legislation though the House of Representatives and Senate, attending relevant hearings and meetings around the Capitol." more >>


Eric Stern

Eric Stern, 2011
Woodrow Wilson School Major
"As the New York League of Conservation Voters outreach intern, I was responsible for developing and implementing the organization's summer outreach plan." more >>


Kit Thayer

Kit Thayer, 2011
History Major
"I  worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council's Beijing office increasing awareness of media coverage of the NGO and organizing public relations events." more >>


Kathleen Wade

Kathleen Wade, 2011
Woodrow Wilson School Major
"I worked with a local non-profit organization, Parisar, on sustainable development as it relates to transportation policy in Pune, India." more >>


Chenyu Zheng

Chenyu Zheng, 2012
Economics Major
"I interned at the Environmental Education Media Project for China as the director of TEDxPedition, a countrywide expedition with multiple regional conferences." more >>



Raheel Anwar

Raheel Anwar, 2012
Undeclared Major
"My project at Princeton University was focused on the isolation of chloroplasts from TW diatoms." more >>


Steven Baldassano

Steven Baldassano, 2011
Chemical Engineering Major
"I worked with Professor Charles Dismukes at Princeton University to determine the effects of nitrogren deprivation on Phaeodactylum tricornutum." more >>


Nathan Buch

Nathan Buch, 2010
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Major
"I worked with Charles Dismukes at Princeton University to identify an efficient, economically attractive catalyst to platinum for use in photoelectrochemical cells." more >>


Jayne Choi

Jayne Choi, 2010
Chemical Engineering Major
"I spent my summer working with ISLES, Inc. to create a teaching module useful in training programs in energy audits and weatherization." more >>


Ryan Corey

Ryan Corey, 2012
Electrical Engineering Major
"I worked with Dr. Gmachl  to create a more energy efficient mid-infrared LED from conventional quantum cascade lasers at Princeton University." more >>


Dmitri Gargbuzov

Dmitri Garbuzov, 2010
Computer Science Major
"The focus of my internship at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory was implementing a dynamic parametrization of dry aerosol deposition." more >>


Rohit Gawande

Rohit Gawande, 2011
Woodrow Wilson School Major
"At ISLES, Inc., I worked on various sustainability and energy efficiency projects involving low-income housing." more >>


David Hegemiller

David Hegemiller, 2010
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Major
"This summer, I utilized my mechanical and material knowledge to repair broken and outdated machinery at United Solar Ovonic." more >>


Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones, 2010
Physics Major
"I created a meshed representation of the conducting metal shell around the LTX machine at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory ." more >>


David Krueger

David Krueger, 2009
Electrical Engineering Major
"My project centered on the development of a wireless sensor network for trace gas detection using mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers at Princeton University." more >>


Taylor Leyden

Taylor Leyden, 2012
Undeclared Major
"This summer, I examined possible solutions to a problem that Princeton University is facing regarding its carbon footprint." more >>


Kathryn Laney

Kathryn Laney, 2010
Chemical Engineering Major
"The specific aim of my project at Princeton University was to determine the performance of PEcHP under various reformate ratios, temperatures and flow rates." more >>


Yin Liang

Yin Liang, 2011
Chemical Engineering Major
"At Wuhan University of Technology, I designed a diamond-shaped channel which is fitted into a small (5 cm X 5 cm) fuel cell." more >>


Sean McGinnis

Sean McGinnis, 2011
Geosciences Major
"At the Geophysical and Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, I analyzed observations of surface ozone and temperature to explore broad regional patterns." more >>


Brendan Mahon

Brendan Mahon, 2010
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Major
"My research at Princeton University focused on diffusion rates of water in a Nafion fuel cell at varying pressures and temperatures." more >>


Sara Peters

Sara Peters, 2011
Political Major
"At the New York Times, I updated Facebook and Twitter news standings for followers of energy and environment information." more >>


Jonatham Samorasjki

Jonathan Samorajski, 2012
Mathematics Major
"At the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, I worked on a theoretical project involving radiation-matter interaction." more >>


Haley Rae Thompson

Haley Rae Thompson, 2011
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Major
"I worked at the Finnish Forest Research Institute on the CambGrow project studying the cell formation in two species of trees over a growing season. " more >>


Lija Treibergs

Lija Treibergs, 2011
Geosciences Major
"My project at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences involved studying the stable isotope fractionation of nitrogen during nitrate uptake." more >>


Marjorie Willner

Marjorie Willner, 2011
Chemical Engineering Major
"I investigated mercury methylation in Geobacter sulfurreducens and the effects of cysteine and zinc on the methylation rateat Princeton University." more >>



Mohit Agrawal

Mohit Agrawal, 2011
Mathematics Major
"At Engineers without Borders, I was the project manager among a team of Princeton students who built the first portion of the Ghana School Library." more >>


Jon Bradshaw

Jon Bradshaw, 2010
Civil and Environmental Engineering Major
"I worked with the International Water Association to develop a cost-benefit analysis for large scale water and energy retrofit programs." more >>


Fatu Conteh

Fatu S. Conteh, 2010
Chemistry Major
"At my internship with Jorit Clean Water, we built three hand dug wells with hand pumps in Ethopia." more >>


Katie Friedman

Katie Camille Friedman, 2010
Chemical Engineering Major
"At the International Water Association, I drafted a brief for workshops in disaster prone countries to integrate water safety plans." more >>


Ming Lu

Ming Lu, 2012
Financial Engineering Major
"I worked at the University of Botswana on the dryland vegetation along the Khalahari transect, which runs north-south in Botswana." more >>


Dan Maselli

Dan Maselli, 2011
Molecular Biology Major
"I worked with the African Wildlife Foundation to study Grevy's zebra population dynamics in order to better understand how to protect them." more >>


Molly O'Connor

Molly O'Connor, 2011
Civil and Environmental Engineering Major
"I conducted fieldwork for a University of Botswana project that studies the way differences in annual rainfall along the Kalahari Transect affect root structure." more >>


Emily Sung

Emily Sung, 2011
History Major
"I assisted the University of Cape Town with research on the relative utility of pine plantations compared to fynbos conservation areas." more >>


Thinh Vu

Thinh Vu, 2012
Molecular Biology Major
"At Rhodes University, we constructed artificial substrates using recycled green mesh, crushed brick, gravel, and shredded plastic to collect macroinvertebrates." more >>


Benjamin Weisman

Benjamin Weisman, 2011
Woodrow Wilson School Major
"I worked with the International Water Management Institute assessing scientific information packaging, distribution and promotion." more >>


Melecia Wright

Melecia Wright, 2011
Molecular Major
"At Rhodes University, we constructed artificial substrates using recycled green mesh, crushed brick, gravel, and shredded plastic to collect macroinvertebrates." more >>


Jane Yang

Jane Yang, 2011
Chemical Engineering Major
"I went to Ashaiman with Engineers Without Borders to implement the first phase of construction of the Achieving Greater Heights Community Library." more >>


Hassen Yesuf

Hassen Yesuf, 2010
Astrophysical Science Major
"At my internship with Jorit Clean Water, we built three hand dug wells with hand pumps in Ethopia." more >>



Kathryn Bailey

Kathryn Bailey, 2010
Anthropology Major
"At TEBA Development, I interviewed patients about the home-based care program and the role of biomedicine in their healing and coping processes." more >>


Abdallah Bukari

Abdallah Bukari, 2010
Chemical Engineering Major
"The purpose of my internship was to research a novel drug delivery system for the administration of tuberculosis therapeutics. " more >>


Rebecca Butler

Rebecca Butler, 2010
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major
"At Resources for the Future, I developed a model of the transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria during a flu epidemic." more >>


Liz Chen

Liz Chen, 2010
Anthropology Major
"I worked for the Pan American Health Organization on projects related to chronic diseases such as childhood obesity and diabetes." more >>


Daniel Echelman

Daniel Echelman, 2011
Chemistry Major
"I worked with the TEARS Group in Kenya on researching the successes and shortcomings of TEAR's theater against HIV/AIDS efforts. " more >>


Jasmine Ellis

Jasmine Ellis, 2010
Religion Major
"With Child Family Health International, I participated in clinical rotations in various clinics and hospitals in Quito and Puyo, Ecuador and their surrounding areas." more >>


Ukachi Emeruwa

Ukachi Emeruwa, 2010
Economics Major
"Through the Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, I arranged an ophthalmology visit to provide eye screening and cataract surgeries at no cost to villagers." more >>


Mathias Esmann

Mathias Esmann, 2011
Woodrow Wilson School Major
"I distributed 4,000 long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets in the Malen chiefdom in Sierra Leone." more >>


Joshua Franklin

Joshua Franklin, 2011
Anthropology Major
"This summer I worked with a center for sex reassignment surgeries provided for free by the Brazilian health system." more >>


Erick Kazarian

Erick Kazarian, 2012
Molecular Biology Major
"I assessed pain management on hip and knee replacement surgeries and pre-surgical infection detection at Lankenau Institue for Medical Research." more >>


Irfan Kherani

Irfan Kherani, 2011
Molecular Biology Major
"At the Governance of Infectious Disease, we addressed questions regarding infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in South Africa." more >>


Ildil Kore

Ildil Kore, 2010
Psychology Major
"At TEBA Development, I collected data regarding overall health, living conditions and livelihood strategies of ex-mineworkers households." more >>


Zoe Li

Zoe Li, 2012
Molecular Biology Major
"My work at Princeton University involved chromatin immunoprecipitation against a modified histone to map where modification occurs genome-wide." more >>


Josephine Yolisa Nalule

Josephine Yolisa Nalule, 2010
Molecular Biology Major
"At Resources for the Future, I helped in the creation of a country analysis to set policy solutions and opportunities for dealing with antibiotic resistance." more >>


Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer, 2011
Woodrow Wilson School Major
"At the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, I conducted background research for biomedical research experts." more >>


Qiong Qui

Qiong Qiu, 2012
Molecular Biology Major
"At the Governance of Infectious Disease, we addressed questions regarding infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in South Africa." more >>


Olaf Sakkers

Olaf Sakkers, 2011
Anthropology Major
"My research focused on understanding the interaction between religion at the hospital and the treatment and recovery of patients who are HIV positive." more >>


Ashley Schoettle

Ashley K. Schoettle, 2010
Woodrow Wilson School Major
"I worked at the Resources for the Future evaluating the impact of insecticide-treated bed nets on malaria transmission factors in Sub-Saharan Africa." more >>


Shivani Sud

Shivani Sud, 2012
Molecular Biology Major
"At the Governance of Infectious Disease, we addressed questions regarding infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in South Africa." more >>


Julie Sung

Julie Sung, 2011
Molecular Biology Major
"At the Genomic Institute of Singapore, I focused on Burkholderia pseuodmallei which causes melioidosis." more >>


Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner, 2010
Molecular Biology Major
"My work focused on demonstrating complex formation by co-precipitation of component proteins and establishing a system for direct observation of related proteins." more >>


Maryanne Wachter

Maryanne Wachter, 2011
Chemistry Major
"This summer I explored the uses of hydroxyapatite for sorption of fluoride from water in rural areas." more >>


Aditi Vasan

Aditi Vasan, 2010
Molecular Biology Major
"I studied levels of antibiotic resistance in New Delhi, India for the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership developed by Resources for the Future." more >>


Alse Wheelock

Alyse Wheelock, 2011
Anthropology Major
"I spent this past summer at Clinica Familiar Luis ingel Garcia, a small HIV/AIDS clinic within a larger public hospital in Guatemala City." more >>


Emma Yates

Emma Yates, 2011
Chemistry Major
"I developed a novel in situ silyation protocol which appears to be generally applicable in the stoichiometric Nozaki-Hiyama-Kishi reaction." more >>


Neal Yuan

Neal Yuan, 2010
Molecular Biology Major
"I studied the stage specific importance of ApiAP2 proteins by gene knockdown. " more >>


Jane Zhao

Jane Zhao, 2011
Economics Major
"At Resources for the Future, I co-wrote a policy brief about the possibility of using bacteriophages as an alternative to antibiotics." more >>


Alex Zozula

Alex Zozula, 2010
Chemistry Major
"I have demonstrated that the same mechanism is at work in vivo using an even wider range of diagnostic substrates than used in vitro." more >>