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Rachel Sobel (3rd from right) with her fellow American Chemical Society representatives
Rachel Sobel ’15 to Attend UN Climate Change Convention

After an extensive and competitive application process, Rachel Sobel ’15 has been selected to be a student representative of the American Chemical Society at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The annual convention will take place from Nov. 11-22 in Warsaw, Poland, and will address proposals for a comprehensive international agreement to reduce carbon gas emissions.  More ...

Thomas Funk '15
Thomas Funk ’15 Was Summer Intern for Illinois Congresswoman

Few Americans have the chance to really get to know their representatives in Congress. Thomas Funk ’15, who completed his second internship this summer with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, is an exception. He worked at her congressional office in Washington D.C. and received funding from the Joseph F. Anderson ’44 internship fund to live in the capital city.  More ...

Emily Pitman '15 collects an experimental tile from an inlet on the Atlantic Ocean.
Emily Pitman ’15 Interned with Environmental Advocacy Group This Summer

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) is a non-profit grassroots organization attempting to protect the water and other natural resources in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Founded in 1970, the group manages environmental restoration projects and now has over 1,500 members.  Emily Pitman ’15 interned at this organization this summer and reengaged her connection with the environment, while conducting scientific and legislative research.  More ...

Eren Shultz '15 in the Pare Mountains, posing with the board members of the Gonja Sub-Kume Water Cooperative.
Eren Shultz ’15 Studied Cooperative Agriculture in Africa in Levitt Research

Economists explain that a fundamental problem in our world is that resources are finite, and this is especially true for developing countries that lack the most basic resources necessary for survival.  According to the World Bank, more than 80 percent of poor Tanzanians live in rural areas and have limited access to arable land, water, food and tools.  In his project funded by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, Eren Shultz '15 researched development in Tanzania to understand the current and future roles of cooperative organizations.  More ...

Mandy Wong '15
Mandy Wong ’15 Examines Fuzhounese Student Perspectives on Higher Education

The Gaokao, also known as the National College Entrance Exam, is a Chinese academic examination that students must complete to apply to undergraduate schools.  Chinese schools prepare children for the grueling exam that determines if the children will pursue an education at highly competitive universities or end their formal education and enter the workforce.  In her project funded by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, Mandy Wong ’15 researched Chinese student perspectives on obtaining a higher education after passing the Gaokao.  More ...

Maggie Haag '15, left, teaches English to refugees at Conkling School in Utica.
Hamilton Student Teaches Literacy Via Technology

Utica has the fourth highest concentration of refugees of all cities in the United States. Many of these immigrants struggle to adjust to American culture and language. Through a Kirkland Summer Associate project, Maggie Haag ’15 is trying new ways to use technology to teach refugees English and help them to understand American culture.  More ...

Hillary Norris '13
Egg Donor Programs: What Are We Worth?

Young, educated women such as those who attend Hamilton College are the target demographic of many egg donor programs. This summer, Hillary Norris ’15 is asking why. Through her Kirkland Summer Associate project, “What Are We Worth?” she is analyzing the criteria that fertility centers and prospective parents use to select egg donors. Her topic leads to complex questions about discrimination and what our society values.  More ...

Brian Evans '15 poses in the lobby at his internship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Brian Evans '15 Immersed in Williamstown Theatre Internship

For an aspiring actor, forming connections with an established theater company and prominent actors is a rare opportunity. This summer, however, Brian Evans ’15 is doing just that through an apprenticeship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. With support from the Kevin W. Kennedy ’70 Internship Fund for the Arts, he is working on sets, taking acting classes and even performing in a major production.  More ...

Jorett Joseph '15 sorts donated books and belts for the orphanage she's working with in Haiti.
Jorett Joseph ’15 Seeks to Recognize Black Women’s Accomplishments

In history books, the accomplishments of black women are among those most underrepresented. Through her Emerson Foundation project this summer, Jorett Joseph ’15 aims to research and recognize the efforts of black women who have promoted justice within their communities.  More ...

Ujjwal Pradhan '15 poses outside of his internship at Priority Capital Management.
Ujjwal Pradhan ’15 Interns at Priority Capital Management

The bond market is as essential to corporations as is the stock market in today’s complex business world.  Bonds, or securities, offer companies the opportunity to borrow funds at fixed interest rates over an extended time period.  With support from the Joseph F. Anderson ’44 Internship Fund, Ujjwal Pradhan ’15 is learning how to assess the financial risk associated with bonds while interning with Priority Capital Management (PCM) in New York City.  More ...

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