Lucia Akard '15, an English and history double major, is laying the groundwork for
a new exhibit at Long Island's East Hampton Historical Society by research and cataloging
its 18th- and 19th-century tools collection.
Rene Alpert '15, a major in social work and psychology, is joining the International
Rescue Committee in New York City, which provides services to young refugees. She
is also working with Brooklyn Defender Services, which provides legal services to
those who are unable to afford them.
Rosemary Barardino '14, a self-determined major focused on social movements in the
media, is joining Washington, D.C.-based Free Press, assisting with the organization
of community meetings, phone briefings with media activists, and Web site maintenance.
Kali Block-Steele '13, an American studies major, is serving as part of the leadership
development team at Camp Little Notch, a youth camp focused on social and environmental
justice, in Fort Ann, N.Y.
Ashley Copperstone '14, a double major in education and history, is organizing and
directing a six-week youth internship program for 20 high school students in East
Willison, N.Y., her hometown.
Rachel Dance '14, a business major, as part of Northwestern University's Global Engagement
Studies Institute, is working on community development in Uganda through the Foundation
for Sustainable Development.
Salome Egas '14, a dance major and international student from Ecuador, is documenting
the dances, stories, and fables of the indigenous people of her native Ecuador, and
teaching what she learns at the Dance-Theater School in Quito.
Anna Egner '14, a physics major, is with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, measuring
atmospheric aerosols - such as sulfates, organic carbon, black carbon, nitrates, and
sea salt - which affect Earth's radiation balance, the environment, and human health.
Rivkah Gevinson '13, a studio art major, is traversing Norway, documenting in photographs
the differences in summer light and in recorded interviews the influence of darkness
and light on the Norwegian consciousness.
Joshua Inaba '14, an environmental studies major, is returning to his native Hawaii
to assist in the Nature Conservancy's efforts to save marine habitats and fish species
in Kiholo Bay.
Musa Bernard Komeh '15, a major in health and exercise science and an international
student from Sierra Leone, is working with Project Healthcare at Bellevue Hospital's
Emergency Medicine Department in New York City.
Natalie Linton '14, a Spanish major, is working on documentaries produced by Brooklyn-based
Skylight Pictures, whose films aim to get people involved in activism for international
Emma Liss '14, a psychology major, is working in Boston University's Child Language
Lab, using eye-tracking technology to study how young children learn and understand
William Makepeace '14, a dual major in anthropology and business, is joining Dasra,
a strategic philanthropy foundation in India focused on helping the urban poor.
Emma Mohrmann '14, a theater major, is joining the wardrobe department of the Berkshire
Theater Group in Pittsfield, M.A.
Caroline Pinkowish '15, a neuroscience major, is working in the Alzheimer's Research
Laboratory at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y.
Current Projects---2014 coming soon!
A SEE-Beyond award can be used to support a wide range of experiences that put classroom
learning into practice, or deepen a student's knowledge or understanding of the discipline.
Internships, field research, artistic residencies, laboratory research, apprenticeships,
productions... the list is as lengthy as it is varied. Below are the 2013 funded projects.
Program of Study
||Arts Advocacy and Campaigning Internship, MASSCreative, Boston, MA
Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship Program Intern, Dasra, Mumbai, India
||Photographing Norway's Summer Light: An Immersive Artistic Experience
||Molecular Analysis of Fungi, Wadsworth Center, New York State Dept. of Health
||Rescuing "Quichua" Language Through The Arts: Dance and Storytelling, Ecuador
||Creator and Director of East Williston, NY Summer Youth Internship Program
||Community Based Marine Resource Management in Hawaii
||Clinical Healthcare Assistant, Project Healthcare, Bellevue Hospital, New York
||Human Rights Intern at Skylight Pictures, Brooklyn, New York
||Collection Cataloger, 18th and 19th Century Tools, East Hampton Historical Society
|Intergroup Relations (IGR)
||Leadership Development Team, Camp Little Notch, Fort Ann, NY
|Management & Business
||Foundation for Sustainable Development Intern in Jinja, Uganda
||Summer Research Program, Letwin-Zucker Center for Research on Alzheimer's Disease,
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY
||NASA STEM-related research project, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
||Research Assistant at Child Language Lab, Boston University
||Internship with Association for India's Development (AID)
|Self-Determined Major-Social Movements in the Media
Better Media for Social Democracy, Free Press Intern, Washington, D.C.
||Refugee Youth Summer Academy & Brooklyn Defender Services, Brooklyn, NY
||Conservation Farm Intern, Costa Rica, International Field Research Expeditions (IFRE)
||Berkshire Theatre Group, Wardrobe Intern, Pittsfield, MA