Alumni Fellows and Interns

2022 - 2023

  • Pablo looks into the camera smiling with his hand on his chin. He has dark curly hair, a beard, and a white shirt.

    Pablo Aguilera Del Castillo

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology

    PPEH Grad Fellow
    Pablo Aguilera Del Castillo is a Mexico City native and a Ph.D. candidate in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Pablo’s research is situated at the interface of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Environmental Anthropology, and Latin American studies.
  • Cecilia looks smiling into the camera, her head slightly tilted to the left. She has shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and is wearing a dark red shirt with short sleeves.

    Cecilia González Godino

    Ph.D. Student, Caribbean Studies

    PPEH Grad Fellow
    Cecilia González Godino is a third-year PhD student whose research is focused on the analysis of Caribbean contemporary visual art from archipelagic, non-hegemonical frameworks. Her work engages epidermic and geological aesthetics as strategies of disorientation and resistance against colonial attempts to the figuration of Caribbean identities.
  • Elisheva is standing on the street, looking slightly up to the camera. She has long hair pulled back and wire rimmed glasses.

    Elisheva Levy

    Ph.D. Candidate, History and Theory of Architecture

    PPEH Grad Fellow
    Elisheva Levy is an architecture historian and researcher. After receiving her MFA from Yale University School of Art (Sculpture department), Elisheva studied civil engineering. She has extensive experience as a teacher, teaching Fine Art and Architecture Design Studio for over a decade at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
  • Jane Robbins Mize black and white headshot

    Jane Robbins Mize

    Public Pedagogies Teaching Fellow

    Jane Robbins Mize is a writer, teacher, and literary scholar in Philadelphia. She is currently a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies late nineteenth- and twentieth-century North American literature and material culture.

2022 - 2022

  • Emma Davey stands outside in front of a house. They are smiling and wearing a blue dress.

    Emma Davey

    Public Research Intern

    Emma Davey (she/they) is a rising sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences and plans to study Political Science or Urban Studies. Emma grew up in Orlando, Florida and loves to hike and read in their free time. During their freshman year, Emma worked as a mentor in the Community School Student Partnerships program through the Netter Center, and developed a passion for teaching and education. Emma has expressed that this program not only combines their love of nature and education, but it does so in a very personal way— that is, through experiences and stories. Emma believes that it is through these intimate connections that the greatest changes will be made in the world.
  •  A person with long brown hair stands in front of a tree. They are smiling and wearing a green shirt.

    Emma Fogel

    Public Research Intern

    Emma Fogel (she/they) is a student in Penn’s Graduate School of Education in the Education, Culture, and Society M.S.Ed. program. Her master’s thesis focuses on environmental empathy, and how environmental education that promotes deep care for and a sense of oneness with the natural world can be a valuable strategy for tackling climate change. Emma is particularly interested in exploring how narrative and storytelling can cultivate environmental empathy and facilitate environmentally-conscious action.
  • Ikym SImon stands in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. They are smiling and wearing a leather jacket.

    Ikym Simon

    Public Research Intern

    Ikym Simon (he/they) is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Health and Societies, with a concentration in Health Policy and Law and a minor in Consumer Psychology. They grew up in Philadelphia, in the Point Breeze section of the city. They have long been interested in how one’s environment influences one’s well being and capacity to obtain and cultivate health on both personal and communal levels. Some of their research interests include health equity, population health, and health and environmental policy. Ikym was drawn to PPEH’s commitment to arts-driven approach to cultivating personal experiences with climate change, in ways that both connect humans to care without inciting fear or distance that leads to inaction.
  • Rachel Swym sits in tall grass and flowers. She is wearing glasses and a gray tshirt.

    Rachel Swym

    Public Research Intern

    Rachel Swym (she/her) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022 with a degree In English Creative Writing and minors in Consumer Psychology and Environmental Humanities. She is fascinated with the broad question of how to communicate psychologically effectively and convincingly—and thinks answering this question in regards to climate change, technology’s impact on health, and other international issues of safety is a pressing concern. PPEH’s commitment to accessible and multimodal climate communication drew her to the department and their My Climate Story project. When not writing, Rachel can be found thrifting, embroidering, and keeping her cat out of her cactuses—unsuccessfully.

2021 - 2022

  • Nandita is facing the camera smiling, with her long hair over her shoulder. She is wearing a blue sweater and glasses.

    Nandita Badami

    PPEH Postdoctoral Fellow

    Nandita Badami is a cultural anthropologist who works on the politics of sunlight as a modern industrial energy form.

  • Pooja Nayak in sweater and scarf standing under a tree

    Pooja Nayak

    PPEH Dissertation Completion Fellow

    Grad Fellow Alum
    Pooja Nayak is a Ph.D. candidate in South Asia Studies and Anthropology at Penn, with interests in how environments are made, the social worlds of science and technology practitioners, nature writing in Kannada, and public scholarship.

2021 - 2021

  • Faye Parker is facing the camera wearing a red sweater, arms crossed, leaning against a tree.

    Faye Parker

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Digital Engagement Intern Alum

    Faye Parker is a Junior in the College of Arts and Sciences from Swampscott, Massachusetts major

  • Mary Tuyetnhi Tran in an orange patterned shirt turns to face the camera, with their hand tucking hair behind their ear. They are in front of lush green foliage.

    Mary Tuyetnhi Tran

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Digital Engagement Intern

    Mary Tuyetnhi Tran is a rising sophomore in the College of Arts Sciences studying Science, Technology, and Society. She was born and raised in the sunny city of Orlando, Florida.