SESYNC Welcomes Summer 2016 Interns!

June 10, 2016
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SESYNC Associate Director of Education, Dr. Cindy Wei, University of Maryland graduate student, Alec Armstrong, and the SESYNC 2016 summer interns! Intern Angelica Li not pictured.

by HANNAH GRIMES

Communications Intern

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) proudly welcomes undergraduates from University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and Coppin State University (CSU) to our 2016 summer internship program!

Starting June 6, 18 dynamic undergraduate students joined the SESYNC team for a summer of experimental learning and valuable professional experience. Interns will be challenged to use critical thinking and problem solving skills in order to address both social and environmental issues presented to them in their work.

Each intern is paired with a mentor, either on UMD’s College Park campus, in SESYNC’s Annapolis center, or at CSU.  These interns represent a diverse group of undergraduates, with varying backgrounds and research interests.  Interns will assist their mentor in data collection, management, compilation, and more. Once a week, all the interns will convene at SESYNC to share and reflect on their experiences, and to participate in activities on topics from data synthesis to science communication.

Check out our diverse group of summer 2016 interns and their mentors!

 

Adrienne Beerman

  • Major: Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Kelly Hamby 
  • University: UMD

Aisha Ward

  • Major: Biology and Life Sciences
  • Mentor: Mintesinot Jiru
  • University: CSU

Angelica Li

  • Major: Environmental Science and Policy: Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Mentor: Melissa Kenney
  • University: UMD

Beatrice O'Connor

  • Major: Government and Politics
  • Mentors: Ariana Sutton-Grier and Melissa Kenney
  • University: UMD

Belton DeLaine-Facey

  • Major: Biological Sciences: Ecology and Evolution
  • Mentor: Cerruti RR Hooks
  • University: UMD

Ben Swartz

  • Major: Biological Sciences: Ecology and Evolution
  • Mentor: Kate Tully
  • University: UMD

Brije Smith

  • Major: Biology and Life Sciences
  • Mentor: Mintesinot Jiru
  • University: CSU

Christodia Forsen

  • Major: Political Science
  • Mentor: Mintesinot Jiru
  • University: CSU

Coline Bodenreider

  • Major: Environmental Science and Policy
  • Mentor: Alba Torrents
  • University: UMD

Devin Simmons

  • Major: Geology
  • Mentor: Daniel Engelberg
  • University: UMD

Heather Levine

  • Major: Engineering: Mechanical Engineering
  • Mentor: Evan Ellicott
  • University: UMD

Jake Shapiro

  • Major: Government and Politics\
  • Mentor: Julie A. Silva
  • University: UMD

Jessica Ho

  • Major: Biological Sciences:General Biology
    • Minor: Sustainability Studies
  • Mentor: Karen R. Lips
  • University: UMD

Natalia Jaffee

  • Major: Environmental Science and Policy: Environmental Economics
  • Mentor: Michael Gerst
  • University: UMD

Noah Maghsadi

  • Major: Anthropology
    • Minor: International Development and Conflict Resolution
  • Mentor: Lea Johnson
  • University: UMD

Ryan Bolt

  • Major: Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
    • Minor: Geographic Information Systems
  • Mentor: Joe Maher
  • University: UMD

Tonle Bloomer

  • Major: Engineering: Bioengineering
  • Mentor: Cerruti RR Hooks
  • University: UMD

Virginia Hagerott

  • Major: Environmental Science and Policy: Environmental Politics and Policy
    • Minor: Spanish Language and Cultures
  • Mentor: Elizabeth F. Daut
  • University: UMD

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, funded through an award to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation, is a research center dedicated to accelerating data-driven scientific discovery at the interface of human and ecological systems. Visit us online at www.sesync.org and follow us on Twitter @SESYNC.

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