Alumni Fellows and Interns

2021 - 2022

  • Pooja Nayak in sweater and scarf standing under a tree

    Pooja Nayak

    Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology

    PPEH Dissertation 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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Leechen Zhu

    Leechen Zhu

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Public Research Intern

    Leechen Zhu is a senior in the College studying architecture, with a second major from SEAS in materials science. She is from Delmar, NY.

2019 - 2020

  • Grace Boroughs

    Grace Boroughs

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Summer Public Research Intern

    I was born and raised in South Africa. I am interested in the ways in which these three subjects are interconnected and can be used to make positive change for the environment.

  • Headshot of Alex Chen

    Alex Chen

    Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology Track in the Penn MD-PhD Program/MSTP

    PPEH 2019-2020 Graduate Fellow

    Alex Chen is a third year Anthropology doctoral student in the combined MD / PhD program.

  • Katie Collier

    Katie Collier

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PPEH Climate Storytelling Intern

    Katie Collier is a freshman undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

2019 - 2019

  • Headshot of Lucy Corlett

    Lucy Corlett

    College of Arts and Sciences Rising Senior

    PPEH Summer Public Research Intern

    I am a rising senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Urban Studies with a concentration in Environmental Studies, and a minor in Hispanic Studies.