Quincy Abramson is a rising senior dual majoring in Italian Studies and International Affairs, with a minor in Art History. Quincy is passionate about intersectional activism and advocacy and has served as the Director of the UNH Diversity Support Coalition, on the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate, and has worked on multiple progressive campaigns for non-profits and politicians. Quincy will be interning at the NH Community Loan Fund/ROC NH on their Resident Owned Communities project. Her goal is to apply these experiences while working abroad after she graduates.
Alyssa Antman is a rising senior majoring in Social Work. As student representative on the Social Work Diversity Committee and through independent research in integrative behavioral health workforce development, Alyssa is dedicating her time to social justice and advocacy work. Alyssa is honored to work with the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (NHCLF)/ROC NH, the only statewide program in New Hampshire that provides loans, training, and technical assistance to convert manufactured-home parks into cooperatives owned and governed by their residents. Alyssa looks forward to helping fight housing injustice and creating strong communities through the process of becoming resident-owned.
Olivia Brigagliano is a rising junior dual majoring in Economics and International Affairs, with a minor in French. She is currently involved in the Alternative Break Challenge and WUNH, UNH’s own radio station. Wanting to make a positive impact on the community around her through a meaningful summer internship, she is interning at the Freedom Café, which seeks to end human trafficking and the commercial exploitation of all people by providing consistent community engagement, education, and a simple way to fund the work necessary for a traffic-free world. With a passion for social change, she hopes to one-day build on her experiences to propel her into a career with impact.
Emma Chinman is a rising senior majoring in Social Work and Women’s Studies. She has spent her past three summers working as conference services supervisor on Star Island, a conference center off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. In the spring of 2017, Emma participated in the Semester in the City program in Boston, where she worked for the Petey Greene Program. She was responsible for coordinating tutors to go into prisons to educate incarcerated students. She is the Associate Chaplain at the Waysmeet Center. On campus, she works for CSIE as a Student Fellow, in on Student Senate and is a member of the Socratic Society, and she started, and previously served, as the president of Oxfam at UNH, a student organization focused on educating the campus on the injustices of hunger, homelessness, and poverty. This summer Emma will be interning with New Generation, which provides shelter and guidance for pregnant and parenting homeless women and their infants regardless of race, religion, marital status, disability, or economic status. Emma will work to develop one or more of three distinct projects and launch at least one program: a resident computer lab, a garden and wellness habits, and/or teaching a program on budgeting for success.
Matthew Cohen is a rising junior, majoring in Finance and Marketing. He is involved in the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity and in the Peace Corps Prep Program with the goal of using the power of business to better the world. This summer, Matthew will be interning at Veris Wealth Partners, a wealth management firm that invests in companies focused on sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles. As an intern, he will be helping support the implementation of their sustainability initiatives. As someone who can picture himself in this field after graduation, Matthew is excited to learn how Veris Wealth Partners aligns individuals, families, and private foundations’ financial objectives with their mission and values.
Trevor Deane is a rising junior majoring in Economics and Political Science. On campus, he is an associate of the Rines Angel Fund, a student-led investment group focused on private equity and entrepreneurial ventures, as well as the Vice President of External Relations of Alpha Kappa Psi’s Omega Delta Chapter. Trevor has deep seated interests in economic development and entrepreneurship. He has spent the past semester interning for Live Free and Start, a government initiative aimed at promoting innovation within the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This summer, Trevor will be interning with ROC USA, a non-profit social venture that offers financing opportunities for manufactured home communities seeking to make resident ownership a reality. He will be primarily assisting in the loan underwriting and closing process, as well as with portfolio management and additional research.
Isaiah De León
Isaiah De León is a rising junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Isaiah is heavily involved in the UNH community; he participates in UNH’s Army ROTC program, is a member Chair in the Social Fraternity Phi Mu Delta, and is an Executive Board member of Trash 2 Treasure. Isaiah’s goals include earning his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and commissioning as an Army Infantry Officer. This summer, he will be interning as the Summer Coordinator for UNH’s student run enterprise, Trash 2 Treasure. He will be organizing goods collected, staging, prepping, and ensuring a successful sale for the fall of 2018. He is very excited to partner with an organization looking to reduce unnecessarily discarded items from entering landfills, as well as providing families back-to-school savings during move-in weekend.
Luke Doverspike is a rising junior dual majoring in Sustainability and Business Administration with an option in Marketing. He is currently the President of Marketing and Social Media for CompostCats at UNH and thrives as the Communications Associate for Net Impact UNH. His goals include integrating sustainability and business. This summer, Luke will be interning with the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), which educates and inspires the student-led Zero Waste movement, informing students about the waste crisis and equipping them with the necessary skills and resources to implement Zero Waste solutions in their campus communities. Luke will work to fill in a campus wide assessment of Zero Waste infrastructure at UNH and provide the outline of a strategic plan to achieve Zero Waste at UNH.
Taryn Duncan is a rising sophomore majoring in Women's Studies. She is heavily involved in several social justice organizations on campus: the Black Student Union, NALA: The UNH Women of Color Support Group, the Queer and Trans People of Color group, and the MLK Summit. This summer, Taryn is delighted to be able to bring her passion for social justice work to a professional setting interning with Koya Leadership Partners, a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. As an intern, she will be helping to create inclusive language that supports and further promotes meaningful dialogue. In the future, Taryn hopes to become a Diversity Trainer for nonprofit or for-profit organizations; her skills and passions align with Koya's mission and values and she looks forward to continued personal and professional growth.
Juliana Good is a rising sophomore majoring in Music Education. She is an active member of the UNH Symphony Orchestra as the principal violist, and participates in several other ensembles within the Department of Music. Juliana also works for the UNH Youth Symphony Orchestra as a coach, where she mentors two sections of young violists to help them learn their music and advance their technical skills. Outside of the Department of Music, she is working on starting her budding nonprofit company, Crescendo Inclusive Curriculums (a 2017 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Student Track winning idea), which has the goal of expanding access to fine and performing arts for students with special needs. Juliana is thrilled to be interning for the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers this summer, where she will be compiling a compendium of resources for the program's trainees. As someone dedicated to expanding access to education, Juliana is excited to be working for an organization that addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study.
Giovanni Guglielmi is a rising sophomore majoring in Environmental Engineering. He is currently involved in Engineers Without Borders and research with Dr. Mouser, both of which involve ascertaining methods for solving environmental and engineering problems. This summer, Giovanni will be interning at ReVision Energy, a Certified B Corp and Northern New England’s leading installer of solar energy systems. As an intern, he will be involved in raising awareness of the company, including planning, scheduling, representing the company at local events, finding opportunities that would allow the company to represent and educate the community, and creating relationships with local groups and other organizations. As a person who is passionate about benefiting the environment, Giovanni is excited to help educate people about the importance of utilizing sustainable and renewable energy in all communities.
Devon Guyer is a rising junior dual majoring in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability and Justice Studies, combining her passions for the environment and the law. Her career goals include working to improve the environment through policy reform and advocating for the environment and its stewards. On campus, Devon is involved with the NREN Honors Society, the Student Environmental Action Coalition, and the UNH Mock Trial Team. Devon is extremely excited to be interning this summer with Pete and Gerry’s, a 3rd generation specialty egg producing farm dedicated to the sustainability of small family farms across America and the humane treatment of animals. As an intern, she will be responsible for recording and analyzing the waste in the production process in order to reduce waste to improve their overall environmental footprint. Teaming up with an organization that shares her environmental values of maintaining small family farms, humane animal practices, and societal outreach is a great match for Devon.
Julia Hyatt is a rising junior majoring in Business Administration with a dual focus in Finance and Management, with a minor in Psychology. Julia is driven by her love and enthusiasm for finding ways to help people through her involvement in the business world. On campus, she is a member of the Women and Business organization, which gives her significant opportunities to learn from successful business women. Her experience working at Hyatt Chiropractic allowed her to become familiar with the crucial aspects of maintaining and growing a medical business practice. Julia will be interning at Koya Leadership Partners and is looking forward to gaining additional business experience and skills that will help her become a promising future innovator and leader.
Riley Kenney is a rising senior majoring in Anthropology, with a minor in Business Administration. In the workplace, classroom, or any social arena, Riley dedicates himself to creating an atmosphere of cooperation to achieve the allotted goal. On campus, Riley enjoys and participates in the Anthropology Club and the Socratic Society and was named to the Dean’s List in the fall of 2018. This summer, he is thrilled to be interning with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which manages more than 1,800 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships every year and works to maximize the power of their giving, support great work happening in our communities, and lead and collaborate on high-impact initiatives. As an intern, Riley will assist in the evaluation of outcomes from scholarship investments in New Hampshire students. He is honored and eagerly anticipating the internship to gain experience in the workplace. In addition to his internship, this summer Riley will undertake anthropological fieldwork research through the Anthropology Department.
Justin Klingler is a graduating senior dual majoring in Political Science and International Affairs with a minor in Spanish. During his time at UNH, he has been an RA in Stoke Hall and involved with the New Hampshire Outing Club and the UNH Ski and Board Club. He has also served on the Executive Board of Alternative Break Challenge (ABC) and co-led an ABC trip to Florida during spring break 2018. Upon graduation in 2018, he will be enrolled in the Masters in Public Policy program through the Carsey School of Public Policy. Justin is very interested in environmental policy and sees himself working to improve the environment with a non-profit, governmental, or non-governmental organization. This summer he will be interning with the Community Development Finance Authority, a state-authorized non-profit whose mission is to enable thriving, vibrant local economies in New Hampshire. As an intern, he will be researching ways to overcome the “Split Incentive”, a well-known barrier to the development of clean energy projects. He is excited to learn about ways to remove barriers so that more people can gain access to clean energy.
Angelyn Masters is a graduating senior dual majoring in Economics and Sustainability. Angelyn will be a part of the first class to graduate with a dual degree in Sustainability. On campus, she is involved with UNH athletics as a member of the Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Teams. This summer, Angelyn will be interning with Timberland, a leader in the outdoor apparel industry for their environmental and social responsibility. As an intern, she will help to implement and refine their Global Stewards Environmental Sustainability Toolkit. She is excited to take part in their corporate responsibility strategy and enhance their leading example for other apparel companies.
Hannah Milstein is a rising senior dual majoring in Economics and EcoGastronomy. Hannah is passionate about making a positive impact on the world through social justice and environmental protection. On campus, Hannah is an Outdoor Adventures Trip Leader and Economics Grader. She also enjoys volunteering at the Waysmeet Center and Cornucopia Food Pantry. This summer, she will be interning with Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (Goodwill NNE), a nonprofit social enterprise that creates jobs, delivers needed services for people with diverse challenges, and uses environmentally friendly products and processes – all while earning revenue to pay for and expand innovative workforce services in all three states. As an intern, she will have the opportunity to reduce energy waste and help implement various ways to help people in Northern New England. Hannah is excited to do meaningful work in her community this summer!
Shannon O’Hara is a rising senior majoring in Communication, with a minor in Italian Studies. Throughout her time at UNH, Shannon has been involved in Student Senate as the 2016-2017 Parliamentarian, a three-year member of the Student Activity Fee Committee and has served as both President and Sunrise, Lt. Governor of Circle K International, a community service organization. This summer Shannon is delighted to be able to take her passion for community service and civic engagement from hobby to professional development, by interning at Casella Waste Systems. Casella Waste Systems is a waste management company based in Rutland, Vermont and since it was founded in 1978, the company has grown to 34 states. As an intern, Shannon will work with the outreach programs to further support the communities where Casella employees and stakeholders live and work, as well as assisting with the improvements on their educational materials. As someone who shares the company’s focus and drive for supporting programs that enhance the environment, communities, and the future, Shannon was a perfect match for this internship.
Vincent Pagano is a rising junior majoring in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, with a minor in Economics. On campus, Vincent is involved as Vice-President of UNH Pre-Law Society and Theta Chi Fraternity, spending time participating in community service and serving his brothers as the Scholarship Chair. This summer, Vincent has the opportunity to intern with BerryDunn, an accounting and management consulting firm that takes pride in its employees being leaders and innovators in protecting the natural environment through their Community Action Board. At his internship, Vincent will develop a prototype Corporate Sustainability Benchmarking Program to promote sustainability for BerryDunn’s clients. Vincent believes that change in sustainability starts from a cultural change, driven largely by business and is excited start making a difference, learning from local business leaders.
Hien T. Phan
Hien T. Phan is a rising senior majoring in Business Administration pursuing options in Accounting and Finance. She has great enthusiasm for public accounting, auditing and financial analyzing. Traveling and exposure to many cultures has helped her develop flexibility, wider perspectives, and future goals. On campus, she was honored to be inducted to the Business Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), is a member of the Paul College Honors Program, is a Teaching Assistant for the Business Ethics course, and volunteers at the Waysmeet Center. Hien will be interning with Prime Buchholz, an independent investment consulting firm located in Portsmouth, NH which works predominantly with endowments and foundations to build enduring, all-weather investment portfolios to support their missions in the near and long-term. A number of their clients have opted to reflect their missions within their portfolios through faith-based, ESG or impact investments. Hien will be working with their Mission-Aligned Investment Committee in support of these clients. After graduation, Hien’s goals include pursuing a Masters in Accounting or an MBA.
Nicholas Stuart is a rising junior majoring in Finance. He has a deep interest in building on his knowledge of new technologies, unique business models, and entrepreneurial ventures. On campus, he is a Principal in the Rines Angel Fund where he researches the value potential investments in early-stage high-growth ventures and is a brother in Alpha Kappa Psi, UNH's Co-ed Professional Business Fraternity. He recently became a Stanford University Innovation Fellow to learn more about what it takes to become a changemaker in his community by utilizing human-centered problem-solving strategies. This summer, he will be interning at UNH’s Foundation Committee on Investor Responsibility to explore how the UNH Endowment can maintain a focus on steady growth while developing strategies to grow their ESG portfolio.
Nelson Thomas is a rising junior majoring in Communication. On campus, he is a Student-Athlete and Vice President of UNH’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, as well as an Executive Member of the Paul Public Policy Group. Growing up, he was taught to dream big and be relentless, which has become the essence of his character, approaching each assignment with passion and vigor, giving his all from beginning to end. This summer, Nelson will be interning at Coca-Cola of Northern New England (CCNE). He is very excited to work in an environment alongside professionals to cultivate skills and garner the experience necessary for his future career. He looks forward to working with a brand like CCNE – a perfect match for his future goals of working alongside iconic companies within their marketing and advertisement divisions.
Rachel Vaz is a graduating senior majoring in International Business and Economics with minors in Spanish and Latin American Studies. She is passionate about social innovation and social justice and is a Student Fellow at UNH's Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise. For the past three years, Rachel has worked with the Freedom Café of Durham, engaging in their mission to create a world free of human trafficking. In the summer of 2017, Rachel focused her enthusiasm for fighting injustice in her internship with the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (NHCLF)/ROC NH. She spent her senior year working with the Carsey School of Public policy on the Social Sector Franchising Initiative, conducting research on Livelihood Basix, Inc., based in Tanzania. Rachel is looking to join the Peace Corps in 2019 and will spend this summer working with the American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer Cole Haan. Through her work with Cole Haan, she will be supporting the company's commitment to Code of Conduct compliance and continuous improvement in the supply chain.
Andrew Ware is graduating senior (December 2018) majoring in Economics and Philosophy. He is interested in exploring how technology and shared value can improve society and the economy in the future. Andrew is Co-Coordinator of the Socratic Society, helping to organize and facilitate weekly cross-disciplinary philosophical discussions on a broad range of topics. As Co-Managing Director of the Rines Angel Fund, the undergraduate angel investment fund at UNH that invests in startups, he engages in the evaluation of innovative business ideas. Andrew will be interning this summer with Impax Asset Management LLC | Pax World Funds in Portsmouth, NH, contributing to sustainable investing initiatives. He is excited to analyze companies in the context of environmental, social, and governance issues and to research potential investment opportunities. Andrew plans to attend law school after graduation and looks forward to pursuing a career in regulation or public policy at the intersection of his interests in economics, ethics, and innovation.
Photography thanks to Raya Al-Hashmi.