2012 Interns

American MoJo

Shilana Kowack ’15 worked at American Mojo (MoJo), a Lowell, MA-based social venture founded by two UNH alumni. By providing freedom from the strain of daycare costs and a new career path, MoJo enables a new start for mothers who are poverty-stricken. Shilana will draw on her experiences at City Year and at the Carsey Institute to provide operations support as MoJo enters a growth phase and expands to California.

Dare Mighty Things

Anthony Albano ’13 and Ben Bullock ’14 worked in the Portsmouth office of Dare Mighty Things, a management consultancy for large-scale programs that affect vulnerable populations. Anthony and Ben will help develop training for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. Anthony is an economics major, former intern at Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, and incoming president of UNH’s Net Impact chapter. Ben is majoring in sociology and incoming vice president of Net Impact.

New England Footwear Manufacturing Adrienne Messe ’13 worked at New England Footwear Manufacturing, which has developed a sustainable solution to footwear manufacturing through new technologies that use organic materials, molds (instead of stitch and sew), and modular design to allow for easy replacement and re-use. A dual major in International Affairs and Anthropology focusing on US-China trade relations and a former intern at the NH International Trade Resource Center, Adrienne will help New England Footwear Manufacturing advance its goal of reviving footwear manufacturing in the New England region.
Humanitarian Organization for Local Development

Megan Brabec ’13 worked at the Humanitarian Organization for Local Development (HOLD), an Afghan non-governmental organization dedicated to alleviating the sufferings of Afghan people. Former president of Oxfam UNH and STAND (the student chapter of United to End Genocide), Megan is a dual major in political science and international affairs. She will support HOLD’s program work in education, economic development, and capacity building.

More Than Wheels

Mary Callaghan ’13 worked at More Than Wheels, which helps struggling families and individuals break the cycle of poor financial decision making using the car buying process to catalyze lasting change, financial stability, and control. A communication major with minors in political science and justice studies, Mary will develop creative marketing activities that increase the number of clients entering into the More Than Wheels program. Mary is editing chair of Comm-entary (UNH’s undergraduate research journal of communication), former field canvasser for the New Jersey Environmental Federation, and Net Impact’s incoming vice president of marketing and communications.

Pax World Management

Austin Perea ’13 worked at Pax World Management, an investment advisor that integrates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) or sustainability factors into investment analysis and decision making. Austin will join Pax’s sustainability research team. Austin is a dual major in economics and political science, a current intern at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) at the National Defense University, and a former entrepreneur with the start-up painting company, Collegiate Entrepreneurs.

Revolution Energy

Andrea Dow ’13 worked at Revolution Energy, which designs, operates, and finances renewable and alternative energy solutions. Andrea is a sociology major with minors in environmental conservation and sustainable living. She will help Revolution Energy with its education and marketing activities. Andrea is a former intern at Veris Wealth Partners and Net Impact’s incoming vice president of business operations.
ROC USA Eileen Sipple ’13 worked at ROC USA, a national initiative that supports homeowner cooperatives to purchase their “mobile home parks” through expert technical assistance and financing. Eileen is majoring in community and environmental planning and minoring in sustainable living. She is a founding member of UNH’s Planning Club and a former Local Harvest Intern for the UNH Sustainability Academy. She will help build ROC’s online platform for training, purchasing, and networking.
Veris Wealth Partners Gina Guadagnoli ’13 worked at Veris Wealth Partners and the Carsey Institute. Veris Wealth Partners is a national sustainable wealth management firm dedicated to aligning families’ and foundations’ financial objectives with their mission and values. Gina is a history major who is active in Oxfam UNH and the Waysmeet Center. As part of Veris’ multi-office Sustainability Team, Gina will help document the company’s annual carbon footprint, conduct B Corporation evaluations, and support other sustainability initiatives. At the Carsey Institute, Gina will serve as the “intern’s intern” for the Carsey Social Innovation Internship, coordinating trainings, documenting and marketing the internship, and preparing for campus activities in 2012-2013.


About the Carsey Social Innovation Internship: The Carsey Social Innovation Internship is a program of the Center on Social Innovation and Enterprise at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Over the summer, interns will: (1) Work at leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations in a rigorous and meaningful paid summer internship; (2) Learn about social entrepreneurship through formal UNH trainings; and (3) Plan to mobilize their UNH peers in the year ahead. After their summer internships, last year’s inaugural interns formed an undergraduate chapter of Net Impact, an international network of student and professional chapters dedicated to the triple bottom line in business. For more information, contact Yusi Turell, Co-Director, Center on Social Innovation and Enterprise at Yusi.Turell@unh.edu or 603-862-3697