Edith Allard is a rising junior, majoring in Journalism and International Affairs with a minor in Environment and Resource Economics. In addition to her in-major interests, Edie has a passion for social innovation that she pursues through her membership in Net Impact UNH, a student organization dedicated to the intersection of business and social mission. Edie will be interning at the New Hampshire Business Review, a biweekly business newspaper with a print readership of over 50,000. Her work at NHBR this summer will also provide an outlet for her passion, allowing her to write about the state's growing number of socially and environmentally innovative businesses.
Zachary Angelini is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering. For his graduate research, Zack worked with Australian and US government agencies to analyze and improve global marine debris estimates. Recently, Zack co-founded UNH Solar Power for Schools, an organization working to address the energy crisis in Ghana by providing sustainable energy options and building local capacity. Zack will be interning at Timberland, a Stratham company with a long-standing commitment to minimizing environmental impacts in the apparel industry and providing benefits to their local and global communities.
Taylor Berry is a rising senior, majoring in Social Work with a Spanish minor. This semester, Taylor is the President of UNH’s Yoga Club, the Chief Marketing Officer for Net Impact UNH, and a volunteer for the Dover Adult Learning Center. Taylor spent last summer studying abroad in Costa Rica, and is excited to spend this summer with The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (NHCLF). NHCLF works to create stable homes and stronger communities by equalizing access to opportunities and resources.
Matthew Bracci is a rising senior, pursuing a dual major in Economics and Sustainability. Currently the Grand Master of Ceremonies for Kappa Sigma, Matthew will be interning with Pax World Management this summer. Working with the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) team, Matthew will have the opportunity to learn more about how sustainable investing can make a positive impact on the environment and social issues. This fits very well with his particular interest in climate change, hoping to influence policy relating to federal action taken to mitigate its affects in the future.
Dana Gingras is a rising senior majoring in Communication and Women’s Studies with a minor in French. Dana serves as the Promotional Director of the Memorial Union Student Organization (MUSO) and has also been an active mentor to children as the Cast Coordinator for the Oyster River Players. This summer, Dana will be interning at the Old Sol Music Hall. Located in Manchester, Old Sol Music Hall seeks to leverage the arts to create social impact.
Gabrielle Greaves is a rising junior majoring in English and Women’s Studies with a minor in Italian. Currently the Co-Program Coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Secretary of the Black Student Union, Gabrielle will intern with PLAN: The Post Landfill Action Network this summer, developing guides to decrease the waste on college campuses. Based in Lee, PLAN’s mission is to build a movement of young leaders committed to fixing our broken cycle of consumption and waste.
Micaela Guglielmi is a current senior, about to graduate from the Environmental Engineering program. Throughout her four years at UNH, Micaela has been involved in the Environmental and Water Resources Institute as the organization’s secretary. Micaela spent her last year at UNH working on a senior capstone project focused on sustainability. This summer she will be interning with Coca Cola Northern New England, focusing on sustainability projects that benefit Coca Cola and the community.
Morgan Hebert is a rising senior, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics. Passionate about education, community development, and humanitarianism, Morgan works part-time as a teaching assistant at a local preschool. This summer, she will be interning with both Veris Wealth Partners and the New Hampshire Women's Foundation. Located in Portsmouth, Veris Wealth Partners operates on the principle that sustainable and impact investing are the best ways to achieve strong performance while also benefitting future generations. The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation in Concord works to promote opportunity and equality for women and girls in New Hampshire through research, education, philanthropy, and advocacy.
Sean Hogan is a current senior about to receive his degree in Economics. Primarily interested in economic development, Sean contemplates the systems and organizational structures that make a region or nation successful, especially when it comes to policy. Sean will be interning with the Hannah Grimes Center this summer, contributing to a regional development plan for Keene. The Hannah Grimes Center educates, supports, and assists the development of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and community builders in Keene and throughout the Monadnock region.
Conor McFarland is a rising senior, majoring in Economics and minoring in Spanish. Conor has been heavily involved with re-founding the Sigma Beta Fraternity while at UNH. This summer, Conor will be interning at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and ROC USA. The Community Loan Fund serves as a catalyst, leveraging financial, human, and civic resources to enable traditionally underserved people to participate more fully in New Hampshire’s economy. ROC USA works to make quality resident ownership possible nationwide. With his particular interest in micro-finance, Conor is eager to work first-hand with clients and learn more about opportunity finance in New Hampshire.
Stephanie Morales is a rising senior, dual majoring in English/Journalism and International Affairs. A contributing writer for The New Hampshire, Stephanie also serves as the Public Relations Officer for the UNH Italian Club. She will also be helping to prepare for the arrival of the first student cohort for Semester in the City in the fall of 2016. Stephanie will be interning with the College for Social Innovation in Boston, a social enterprise seeking to develop leaders to confront social problems in the future.
Gina Occhipinti is a rising junior, hoping to major to Economics with a minor in French. She is currently the Business Manager for Net Impact UNH and a member of the Operations Team at the Memorial Union Building. This summer, Gina will intern with the NH Community Development Finance Authority (NH CDFA). Located in Concord, the CDFA was established by legislation (RSA 162-L) in 1983 to address the issues of affordable housing and economic opportunity for low and moderate income New Hampshire residents. Gina is excited to work on an economic development fund to help economies in NH with the greatest challenges get the tools and financing they need to grow.
Keegan Smith is a rising senior, majoring in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability with a specialization in sustainable natural resource and environmental management and policy. Inspired by his work at the organic dairy research farm during his sophomore year, Keegan now plans to pursue a career path in environmental sustainability. This summer, Keegan will be interning with Stonyfield, a Londonderry company that is world renowned for sustainability. At Stonyfield, Keegan will combine his experience at the organic dairy with his education in environmental conservation and sustainability.