November 26, 2018
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Kenyon students used their summer breaks to work, intern and travel, doing everything from medical research and translations to making sample garments for a clothing designer and writing stories for a television network website.
Samantha Berten '17, an art history major from Cincinnati, Ohio: Interned at Cowan's Auctions, an auction house in Cincinnati.
Madeline Farr '18 from Aurora, Ohio: Interned at the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.
Natalie Kane '18 from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey: Took part in the Summer Professional Training Program (SPTP) at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Samuel Lagasse '16, an English and religious studies major from Woodbridge, Connecticut: Conducted research into modern Bengali literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's South Asian Summer Language Institute on a scholarship provided by Kenyon's Program in Asian Studies.
Chris Mccann '16, an economics & studio art major from Locust Valley, New York: Worked for Kenyon alum and distinguished photographer Jonathan Mannion, for a production company and took part in Fashion Week in New York City.
Lucas O'Brien '18 from Lexington, Massachusetts: Worked as a design intern at Adam Lippes LLC, a fashion label.
Dante Pilkington '16, an English major from Brooklyn, New York: Worked on films including Their Finest Hour and A Half and The Limehouse Golem for Number 9 Films in London.
Isabelle Davies '17, an anthropology major from Newburyport, Massachusetts: Interned at a foundry in Maine.
Evan Frazier '17, an economics and math major from Pennsville, New Jersey: Analyzed different mutual funds at myCIO Wealth Partners, an investment advisory firm in Philadelphia.
Alexandra Kelley '17, an English major from Laurel, Maryland: Interned at a PR firm in Washington DC that works exclusively with non-profits.
Maya Kaufman '17, a political science major from New York, New York: Researched, pitched and wrote stories at CBSNews.com in New York City.
Margot Maley '16, an anthropology major and women and gender studies concentrator from Woodbridge, Connecticut: Sent out review copies of books, drafted press releases and archived reviews in the publicity department of Yale University Press.
Jordan Meier '16, an economics major from Fayetteville, New York: Interned at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management branch in Syracuse, New York.
Connor Merley '17, an economics major from Bethesda, Maryland: Interned at Eniware, a unique start-up company in Washington DC that provides portable, power-free sterilization of medical instruments for surgical care in any setting.
Bridget Murdoch '17, an economics major and Latino studies concentrator from Winnetka, Illinois: Worked as a marketing intern at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois.
Deirdre Sheridan '17, an English major from Fanwood, New Jersey: Worked as the Education Marketing Intern at the Museum of the City of New York, booking group tours and assisting with outreach projects for the museum's school and educator programs.
Rachel Sweeney '16, an American studies major from Hilliard, Ohio: Interned in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Education Department, helping run public programs and conducting research to help build a new distance learning website.
Qossay Alsattari '16, an economics and international studies major from Gambier, Ohio: Interned at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) as part of their New Leaders Program.
Kayla Arnold '16, an economics major and environmental studies concentrator from Mount Vernon, Ohio: Implemented a gleaning program, where leftover produce is collected from fields and donated to those in need, at the Ohio State University Extension Office of Knox County.
Catherine Connell '18 from Cincinnati, Ohio: Worked at an urban farm, taught ESL classes, interned at Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI), which helps immigrants, refugees and natives start or expand their businesses, and coordinated MERGE, an urban youth mentoring program, in Buffalo, New York.
Jules Desroches '18, an American studies and sociology major from Rockville, Maryland: Traveled in Ghana learning about microfinance loans and visiting various historical landmarks; interned at No Labels, a bipartisan political non-profit in New Hampshire; managed birthday parties for kids age 3-9 years old.
Melissa Layton '18 from Centerburg, Ohio: Interned at New Directions Domestic Abuse Shelter in Mount Vernon and volunteered at an elementary school in Tecpan, Guatemala.
Eamon Levesque '16, an English major from Wrentham, Massachusetts: Worked with Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and Baupost, a Boston-based hedge fund.
Deborah Malamud '17, a political science major from Los Angeles, California: Worked at the LA Superior Court and had a fellowship at the Hertog Foundation think tank in Washington DC.
Matthew Meyers '17 from Roanoke, Virginia: Worked at the Department of the Interior in Washington DC in the Office of Policy Analysis; volunteered with DC Divest, a grassroots campaign attempting to pass a bill that will pull public pension funds out of fossil fuel investments.
Gala Patenkovic '17, a French and modern languages and literature major from Belgrade, Serbia: Interned for the Helsinki Committee of Human Rights.
Thomas Piper '16, a political science major from South Burlington, Vermont: Worked as a research and policy intern at Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation's largest gun violence prevention advocacy group.
Adam Rubenstein '17, a political science major from Randolph, New Jersey: Interned at the Office of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, in Washington DC.
Mary Sturgis '16, n international studies and modern languages and literature major from Winnetka, Illinois: Worked for AMIGOS de las Américas in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, collaborating with NGOs and coffee cooperatives to implement microprojects and educational activities.
Haley Townsend '16, an international studies major from Greenwood, Indiana: Interned for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) and the Middle East Policy Council attending lectures, editing journals, planning events and managing social media channels.
Daniel Voigt '16, a biology and philosophy major and an environmental studies concentrator from Bethesda, Maryland: Interned for the EPA in Washington DC at the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
Han Zaw '16, a political science major from Yangon, Myanmar: Worked as a development and strategic partnerships intern at Human Rights First in New York City.
Kay Burrows '18, a molecular biology major from Mansfield, Ohio: Worked at an all-girls camp in Maine.
Kalki Aseged '17, a neuroscience major from Blacklick, Ohio: Conducted research as an intern at the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the OSU Wexner Medical Center.
Christiana Binkley '17, a molecular biology major from Delaware, Ohio: Conducted research in the Ohio State University lab that studies HIV.
Caroline Burley '17, a molecular biology major from Summit, New Jersey: Participated in a program for prospective medical students at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey.
Geoffrey Carney-Knisely '18 from South Burlington, Vermont: Worked under the state epidemiologist in the Communications and Infectious Disease Epidemiology division at the Vermont Department of Health.
Nick Gutsche '17, a chemistry major from Wilmington, Delaware: Interned at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Science in Germany.
Charlotte Leblang '16, a molecular biology major from Swampscott, Massachusetts: Received an international REU (research experience for undergrads) in Graz, Austria.
Anne Malkoff '16, a Spanish & psychology major and Latino studies concentrator from Chevy Chase, Maryland: Conducted research on several projects pertaining to community violence exposure among adolescents in Detroit and the effects on Latino/a youth's mental health in the University of Michigan's psychology department.
Cecina Babich Morrow '18 from Phoenix, Arizona: Assisted herpetology biologists at the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Turtle Project, a component of the Nongame and Wildlife Branch.
Tayler SantaMaria '17, a neuroscience major and environmental studies concentrator from Tucson, Arizona: Interned at PINEMAP at North Carolina State University, dating and taking slivers of tree cores to analyze their water use efficiency; visited field sites with members of the USDA Forestry Service to collect data for other projects.
Madeline Thompson '16, a psychology major and neuroscience concentrator from Florissant, Missouri: Worked as a research assistant on a study looking at how children with Autism Spectrum Disorder process facial emotions at a neuropsychology lab at St. Louis University; conducted research for a lawyer investigating babies stolen from mothers at an all-black hospital in the 1950s and 60s.
In addition, nearly 50 students remained on campus conducting research as Summer Scholars.