Alumni Fellows and Interns

2021 - 2022

  • Pooja Nayak in sweater and scarf standing under a tree

    Pooja Nayak

    PPEH Dissertation Completion Fellow

    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.

2020 - 2020

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    Zoë Affron

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Summer Public Research Intern

    I am a rising sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying English and Environmental Studies.

  • Isabelle Breier

    Isabelle Breier

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Summer Public Research Intern

    I am a senior double-majoring in HSOC (Disease and Society) and Medical Anthropology with a minor in English.

2020 - 2021

  • headshot of Santiago Cunial posing outside with blurred buildings and sky in the background

    Santiago Cunial

    Doctoral Candidate, Political Science

    PPEH Graduate Fellow
    Santiago Cunial is currently a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he works on political incentives towards energy transitions in developing countries.
  • Portrait of Mikayla Golub

    Mikayla Golub

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Public Research Intern

    Mikayla Golub is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is majoring in History with a World History concentration and minoring in Creative Writing. 

  • Sherif H Ismail headshot

    Sherif H. Ismail

    Doctoral Candidate, Comparative Literature

    PPEH Graduate Fellow

    Sherif H. Ismail is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at Penn.

  • photo of Davy Knittle in button down collared shirt and wearing glasses

    Davy Knittle

    Doctoral Candidate, English

    PPEH Graduate Fellow

    Davy Knittle (he/they) is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in English.

  • Portrait of Jess Lin holding a plant, in front of a dark field

    Jessica Lin

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Public Research Intern

    Jessica Lin is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences from New York. She is studying architecture and urban studies.

  • Jane Robbins Mize black and white headshot

    Jane Robbins Mize

    Doctoral Candidate, English

    PPEH Graduate Fellow Alum

    Jane Robbins Mize is a writer, teacher, and literary

  • Miranda Mote smiling in front of greenery

    Miranda Mote

    Doctoral Candidate, Architecture

    PPEH Graduate Fellow

    Miranda is an artist, architect, and historian of North American landscapes. She writes histories of places as they are informed by belief and imagination.

  • Andrew Niess

    Andrew Niess

    Mellon Dissertation Fellow, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

    I am an audio-visual researcher based in Philadelphia. Impelled by the urgency of contemporary ecological crises, I make research that highlights their disorienting exigencies.

  • Portrait of Georgia  Ray

    Georgia Ray

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Public Research Intern

    Georgia Ray is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences triple majoring in Cognitive Science, Philosophy, and Urban Studies with a minor in Environmental Studies.