2022 - 2023
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology
PPEH Grad FellowPablo 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.
Ph.D. Student, Caribbean Studies
PPEH Grad FellowCecilia 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.
Ph.D. Candidate, History and Theory of Architecture
PPEH Grad FellowElisheva 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.
Public Pedagogies Teaching FellowJane 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
Public Research InternEmma 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.
Public Research InternEmma 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.
Public Research InternIkym 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.
Public Research InternRachel 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
2021 - 2021
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
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.