2015 EAF Summer Interns
I’m a rising second-year in the college double majoring in Economics and Biology. I was born in Columbus, Ohio, but I’ve lived most of my life in Moorestown, New Jersey. On campus, I’m also involved in the Green Economics Group, the Blue Chips, and China Care. This summer, I’m excited to be continuing my work on the Green Chicago Sports Project, an initiative to analyze and improve the sustainable practices of Chicago’s sports teams and venues. This project has provided me the opportunity to learn different data analysis methods and improve my professional and presentational skills. It’s been a very rewarding experience so far, and I hope to see it through to a successful conclusion!
I’m a third-year undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University, from Chicago, majoring in Economics and Public Policy Studies. My academic interests center around socioeconomic development, environmental sustainability, and food systems—especially the interaction between such topics. Aside from my studies, I’m actively involved in the Vanderbilt International Relations Association, am a huge foodie (and love cooking), and am an avid traveler. I’ve been working with EAF this summer on the ecological and developmental modeling work for the Cambodia Mekong NSF project. This project is especially interesting to me because I plan on studying abroad in Vietnam second semester this year where I will conduct my own research on the sustainability and developmental impacts of aquaculture methods and policies in the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam. I’m ultimately interested in obtaining a PhD in Public Policy.