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2017 Recipients

Rachel Seagren ’19
Major: Philosophy
Internship: Historic Parkrose
My name is Rachel Seagren and I’m a rising junior studying philosophy. I will be interning this summer with Portland Police and Historic Parkrose. I will be working at the historic Parkrose office in NE Portland helping to develop programs that promote public safety and quality of life in Parkrose. I will also be going on ride alongs with Portland Police. I am excited for this internship as it will further prepare me to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Zelda Ziebell ’18
Major: Sociology & Anthropology, Art & Art HIstory (minor)
Internship: Blue Sky Gallery
As an exhibitions intern at Blue Sky Gallery, I will attend Exhibition Committee meetings, write articles about local contemporary photographers, and learn how to install and deinstall artwork. At the Exhibition Committee meetings, I will be tasked with taking notes and participating in professional critique, which will be a valuable experience in my path to becoming a museum curator. Additionally, I will have the opportunity to familiarize myself with local contemporary art through the gallery’s Pacific Northwest Viewing Drawers. Each week, I will write a short piece about photographers who have been featured in the drawers for Blue Sky’s website. I will also be helping with front desk work, answering the phone, and organizing documents and records.

Sadie Bender Shorr ’18
Major: International Affairs, Hispanic Studies (double major)
Internship: Humane Borders
I am currently an International Affairs and Hispanic Studies double major. The coming year I will be a senior. Outside of academics at Lewis and Clark, I sing in Kith & Kin, which is a student-run a cappella group on campus. This summer I will be interning with Humane Borders in Tucson, Arizona. They are a non-profit organization that provides and maintains water tanks throughout the Sonoran Desert for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. I will be a part of a small staff in the office in Tucson in addition to participating in water runs.

Mikita Hanets ’19
Major: Political Science, Computer Science (minor)
Internship: Open Dialogue Foundation
I am a Political Science student from Belarus. This summer, I will be interning with the Open Dialogue Foundation - a non-governmental organization based in Warsaw, Poland. It focuses on the promotion of democracy, human rights and rule of law in the post-Soviet states. During the internship, I will conduct research, facilitate organization of expert seminars, take part in fundraising, outreach, campaigns and advocacy.

 

Joshua Fichera ’17
Major: Psychology
Internship: OHSU - Raber’s Lab
Born in Massachusetts in 1995, will be studying in a behavioral neuroscience lab assisting in multiple original investigations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elina Kudryavtseva ’18
Major: Biology, Neuroscience (minor)
Internship: Stanford University - Psychophysiology Lab
I am a rising senior biology major at Lewis and Clark. I also have two minors - neuroscience and art. My interest in neuroscience is what prompted me to pursue and internship with the Stanford University Psychophysiology Lab. This lab focuses its research on the physiological and neurological processes behind human emotion. I am particularly excited to learn a variety of brain imaging methods, while working directly with study participants. Specifically, I will be assisting with data collection and analysis from an electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging study on physiological patterns behind emotion regulation.

 

 

 

Gabriella Kalla ’19
Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Mathematics (double major)
Internship: Wodociagi i Kanalizacja w Opolu Sp. z o o.
My name is Gabi and I am a rising junior double majoring in Biochemistry and Mathematics. This summer I will be working in a lab in Opole (south of Poland) that focuses on investigating the quality of water. Apart from applying my theoretical knowledge about biological and chemical processes that include H2O, I will be exploring new ways to manage this resource in a more efficient way. In the labs I will be investigating water sample and checking them for environmental factors that can affect its quality (for example, bacteria or impurities). I am looking forward to start my internship and gain new experiences. I hope to become a valuable part of the team by the end of this summer.

Megha Viswanathan ’18
Major: Psychology, Neuroscience (minor)
Internship: OHSU - Unni Lab

Charlie Brothersen ’19
Major: Economics
Internship: Logan City - Office of Chief Economic Development

Rachael Penchoen-Lind ’18
Major: Biology
Internship: OHSU - Spellman Lab

2016 Recipients

Lena Novak ’17
Major: Sociology/Anthropology, Ethnic Studies (minor)
Internship: Migrant Education Program Region 26

I am from Pasadena California and I will be a senior at Lewis & Clark College in the fall of 2016. I am a Sociology and Anthropology major and an Ethnic Studies minor. Over the summer, I will work with a governmental organization called Migrant Education Program Region 26. During the summer, the program hosts a summer school specifically for migrant children. I will help plan and organize the summer school as well as assist in the classroom. This past semester I studied abroad in Tucson Arizona and learned about the US-Mexican border and the journey of many migrants. I have always had a passion for education. This internship serves as a way to combine both of my interests in one setting.

Sarah McDonagh ’18
Major: History
Internship: Clackamas County Historical Society

I am a rising junior History major at L&C.  This summer, I will be interning at the Clackamas County Historical Society. I will be assisting in the cataloging and organization of the archive rooms as they undergo renovation as well as in the curation of the seasonal exhibit and the maintenance of ongoing exhibits. Several events are also hosted by the Society, so I will also be responsible for showing a variety of groups through the museum as a tour guide. Currently, the Society is in the process of reorganizing many of the items that are in storage and on display, so I will also assist in examining and cataloging documents, artifacts and records in a way that makes history more accessible to the public.

Alexander Wind ’17
Major: Sociology/Anthropology, Political Economy (minor)
Internship: KBOO

I am Alexander Wind, a senior SOAN major/Political Economy minor. This summer I will I will be working at KBOO. KBOO is a Portland based community commercial free radio station which runs news and music 24 hours a day while putting on events featuring local bands and speakers.  I plan to pitch, research, and write stories for the radio and web.  I will also be learning how to produce audio segments and podcasts, digitally remaster pieces, become proficient with programs such as Adobe Audition.

Emma Grillo ’17
Major: English, Art/Art History (minor)
Internship: Man Repeller

This summer I will be interning at Man Repeller, a fashion and culture website based in NYC. As an editorial intern, I will help with writing, editing and pitching content, as well as assisting with daily office tasks and photoshoots. I am extremely excited to have this opportunity with such a wonderful website!

 

Andrew Baker ’18
Major: Sociology/Anthropology
Internship: Hieroglyphics Imperium Records

This summer I will be working for a music label learning about Music Scouting and Artist and Relations Managing. While I have spent years finding music through blogs, going to numerous shows, and talking to friends, I want to learn the process and intricacies of Art and Relations Managing. Additionally, my love of photography and interest in social media ignite my interest in the visual marketing and image of a music label. I hope to learn about how to curate the visual aesthetic, through various facets, of a music agency/label.

Caroline Gray ’17
Major: International Affairs
Internship: Truman National Security Project

This Summer, I will be working as a Policy Intern for the Truman National Security Project, a research-based foreign policy think-tank in Washington, D.C., that aims to produce comprehensive and effective national security solutions to solve the globe’s greatest challenges. What sets the Truman Project apart from other foreign policy think-tanks in Washington, is their commitment to divergent and progressive perspectives in national security policy. Additionally, the Truman Project is one of the only organizations in the U.S. that identifies and trains emerging political and military leaders. By positioning the next generation of national security leaders as advocates for a left-leaning U.S. foreign policy agenda, the Truman Project actively rejects the dominant narrative of U.S. national security and proposes policy solutions that value the military, trade, diplomacy, climate stability, development, democracy, etc., as not only foundational, but as necessary components to build long-lasting peace and stability within the global community. Some of my responsibilities will include conducting research on national security issues, writing memos for audiences such as the Truman Project’s staff, members, and board of advisors, and attending and summarizing security briefings and panels.

Alexander Groher-Jick ’18
Major: Environmental Studies
Internship: Environment Oregon

I am a rising junior environmental studies major with a concentration on the potential for renewable energy to reduce inequity. This summer I will be an intern at Environment Oregon here in Portland, Oregon’s largest environmental policy nonprofit. I will be working on a upcoming campaign called “Solar for All,” which will try to institute policy in an effort to help bring solar panels to low income neighborhoods in and around Portland. My role will include media outreach and coverage for the campaign, policy design support, and event organization.

Jessica Meyerzon ’17
Major: International Affairs
Internship: U.S. State Department

I will be interning in the Public Diplomacy Office of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in the U.S. Department of State. In Washington D.C., I will be conducting research on foreign affairs issues, attending office meetings, and assisting with international visitor exchanges with European participants, ranging from students to mayors or members of parliament.

 

Benjamin Beck ’17
Major: Rhetoric and Media Studies
Internship: SkEye Studios

I am a rising senior majoring in Rhetoric and Media Studies from beautiful Costa Mesa, CA. I am also the captain of our baseball team here at Lewis and Clark. This summer I will be playing baseball in the Northwest Collegiate Baseball League while working at SkEye Studios (Hillsboro,OR), a production company turned digital media agency, as a marketing and production intern.  I am interested in marketing because I believe that I has a unique way of bringing people together over common interests. I will be providing valuable social media and marketing insight while SkEye Studios transitions into a digital media agency. Their goal is to help companies market their products to the millennial generation successfully. I am really excited that I have the opportunity to learn and gain more professional experience in Portland this summer.

Allison Schneider ’16
Major: Political Science
Internship: Colorado Nonprofit Association

My name is Allison Schneider and I am a junior majoring in Political Science. Since the time I began my studies at Lewis and Clark I have been interested in public policy and pursuing a career in the government or nonprofit sector. In the past I have had the opportunity to intern with Senator Bennet in Washington, DC and Senator Wyden here in Portland. This summer, with the help of the Fowler and Levin grant, I will be working with Colorado Nonprofit Association. I am beyond excited for this opportunity. I will have the chance to learn about how nonprofits interact with local and state governments. Additionally, I will be working with major figures in public policy from around the state of Colorado, which will be extremely helpful for my career down the line. In addition to day to day tasks (writing memos, doing policy research, traveling to meetings) I will also complete a policy plan project over the course of the summer. This will involve intensive research into a policy issue of my choice that is pertinent to Colorado. I will craft an initiative and plan to present to the board of trustees at the end of the summer.

Julie Patt ’17
Major: Psychology
Internship: Opening Doors, Inc.

This summer I will be a Case Management intern for Opening Doors, a refugee resettlement agency in Sacramento, CA. I’ll be working directly with newly arrived refugees to support and advocate for them through their first 80 days in the U.S. I’ll be navigating the social welfare system and building casework skills that I hope will empower me to continue working in this setting. This work is important to me not only because I value cross-cultural understanding and awareness, but also because it breaks my heart to see the fear-driven hate currently being slung at refugees, who are profiled en masse in the image of the evil from which they’ve been running. One can ignore the politics, but not the people. By the time a lucky, carefully selected few refugees arrive here after 18+ months in a maze of United Nations and U.S. resettlement procedures, the last thing they need is for their new home to persecute them anew. I want to use my privilege as an American to empower these clients in the resettlement process. Now more than ever, this is work that needs to be done. Opening Doors’ first large wave of Syrian refugees will arrive in Sacramento this summer, giving the agency the largest client base they have seen in their 23 years, and I’m grateful I’ll be there to both learn and help in the ways that I can.

Past Recipients

Sophia Freuden ’16
Major: International Affairs, Russian (minor)
Internship: U.S. State Department

Gemma Baumer ’17
Major: Psychology
Internship: Heroic Imagination Project

Eliza Kronenberger ’17
Major: Biology
Internship: OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University)

Natalee Cruz ’16
Major: English, Rhetoric and Media Studies (minor)
Internship: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Isabelle Chatroux ’16
Major: Biochemistry 
Internship: Planned Parenthood

Cameron Crowell ’17
Major: Rhetoric and Media Studies
Internship: MusicFest Northwest

Julia Withers ’16
Major: History, Ethnic Studies (minor)
Internship: Know Your City

Leone Palmeri ’17
Major: Sociology/Anthropology
Internship: Organización de Jóvenes Embera y Wounaan de Panama

Mark Loyola ’16
Major: Rhetoric and Media Studies, Chinese (minor)
Internship: Ackerman Films

Katie Craighead ’16
Major: International Affairs, French, Mathematics (minor)
Internship: House of Representatives, Office of Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Aaron Fellows ’16
Major: Environmental Studies, Economics
Internship: International Economic Development Council

Lorenzo Chiovoloni ’16
Major: Sociology/Anthropology
Internship: Organización de Jóvenes Embera y Wounaan de Panama

Garrison Cox ’16
Major: Political Science
Internship: Portland City Club

Ruthie Aldrich ’16
Major: Sociology/Anthropology
Internship: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

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