2019 Social Innovation Interns

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Marina Cardoso-Vianna-Vaz

MarinaMarina Cardoso-Vianna-Vaz is a rising junior dual majoring in Political Science and International Affairs with a minor in German. In addition to academic commitments, Marina dedicated her sophomore year to co-coordinating UNH’s Trash 2 Treasure, a student-run social enterprise that is focused on bringing sustainable practices to campus. Marina is excited to intern with NH Community Loan Fund/ROC NH this summer to help address housing injustice in New Hampshire and to help realize more resident-owned communities. She hopes to apply the skills and experience gained during this internship to her interest in policy.

 

View Marina's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.

 


Jessica Holley Clancy

JessicaJessica Holley Clancy is a rising junior majoring in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, studying a variety of naturalistic topics in a quest to leave a positive and lasting impact on our earth. Jessica is excited to intern with Timberland / The Smallholder Farmers Alliance this summer. Together, these organizations are working on a system to sustainably reforest Haiti while reintroducing cotton farming in an attempt to revitalize the economy, as well as to provide a better quality of life to its people. As an intern, she will be conducting a gap analysis of current farming practices being utilized by the program and identifying areas where new organic certification standards can be incorporated. Timberland / The Smallholder Farmers Alliance is a wonderful match for Jessica, who shares the same passion for sustainable and lasting environmental change.

 

View Jessica's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Emily Croot

EmilyEmily Croot is a rising senior majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience and is pre-med. As a transfer student, Emily jumped right into campus life by volunteering at the Freedom Café and working at the Connors Writing Center, where she created a STEM-writing workshop series for the writing center. Emily is also in the process of starting a high school writing center at Oyster River High School. This summer, Emily is interning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) as part of the Anchor Work Team, where she will develop ways to use DHMC’s hiring, employment and purchasing practices, community investments, and environmental stewardship to advance the social and health equity of residents in the local community. Emily hopes to continue to help affect change within the healthcare industry to better serve patients and create a more welcoming and safe medical community.

 

View Emily's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Allison Crowley

AllisonAllison Crowley is a rising junior majoring in Marketing and Management. Allison is passionate about integrating social responsibility into her future career. On campus, Allison serves on the Executive Board of the UNH chapter of Circle K International, a community service organization, and is also involved in the Paul Scholars program. Allison has studied abroad in Greece and hopes to study overseas again during her time at UNH. Allison is delighted to be interning with the Lakes Region Community Developers, a New Hampshire based rental agency focused on developing healthy homes, improving community relations and engaging the low income families who reside on their properties. As an intern, Allison will participate in community outreach, especially concerning the development of youth leadership.

 

View Allison's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Eliane Driscoll

ElianeEliane Driscoll is a rising sophomore majoring in Philosophy with an Ethics and Social Responsibility Option and dual majoring in Sustainability. She is passionate about addressing sustainability and waste issues and their social implications through education and engagement. On campus, she is the environmental and social justice team lead for Trash 2 Treasure, a student-run social enterprise, is a Relay for Life delegate, captain for the professional agricultural sorority, Sigma Alpha, and is a member of New Hampshire Youth Movement. Eliane is excited to be interning with Casella Waste Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to providing services and solutions with sustainable value to improve waste management. She looks forward to working with a company that shares her interest in sustainability and innovations in waste management.

 

View Eliane's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Colleen Dunphy

ColleenColleen Dunphy is a rising senior majoring in Environmental Science, Soil and Watershed Management. She is involved in environmental stewardship and most recently has found a passion for solar energy. In 2015 she was honored to be the Lead Coordinator for UNH Solarfest, a 100% solar-powered music and arts festival with a 24-year history. This event is just one reason she is inspired to intern with ReVision Energy this summer as their Solar Champion and B Corp Ambassador. She will be strategizing, marketing and hosting events that will educate and advocate for solar photovoltaics and energy grid innovation. Also, she will be designing metrics to help ReVision become the best B Corp possible. Colleen is thrilled to have an opportunity to work with this company because of their social mission to benefit the planet and people around them.

 

View Colleen's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Alison Eagan

AlisonAlison Eagan is a rising senior dual majoring in Journalism and Sustainability. She is a staff writer for The New Hampshire and enjoys writing stories that speak unbiased truth about campus issues. Alison spends most of her time immersing herself in her studies and working as a manager at the Freedom Café and as a line cook at Flight Coffee Co. in Dover, NH. Alison is ecstatic to be interning with the Freedom Café this summer as their full-time managerial intern. Alison has been fully immersed in the Freedom Café environment since her sophomore year and has worked her way up to a manager. She has a huge passion for the mission of ending human trafficking and the commercial exploitation of all people and is excited to assess the areas of improvement within the café. Alison has had first-hand experience with training and mentoring new volunteers and hopes to use her leadership skills to create change within café operations this summer. 

 

View Alison's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Barbara Ferraz

BarbaraBarbara Ferraz is a rising junior majoring in Business Management.  This summer she will be interning with Old Sol Alliance as a Concert Corp Member, which is based in Manchester. She will be leveraging the power of live music and music fans, to help plan and create hands-on service projects, which will make both social and environmental impact, and she will organize member development. Barbara loves the music community, as it truly helped her find herself. This internship is right up Barbara’s alley and she’s excited to make an impact on the music community the way it did for her. 

 

View Barbara's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.

 


Jonathan Gagne

JonathanJonathan Gagne is a graduating senior dual majoring in Environmental and Resource Economics and EcoGastronomy. Jonathan has been a part of the UNH Transfer Student Leaders and the UNH in Italy programs. He’s passionate about educating others on creating social justice and sustainability within our country’s food systems. Jonathan is privileged to intern with Hannaford Supermarkets/Ahold Delhaize, one of the world’s largest food retail groups. As an intern, Jonathan will research and document and catalogue the use of plastics within Hannaford Supermarkets retail stores. He is excited to work alongside Hannaford Supermarkets to continue implementing and promoting sustainable practices.

 

View Jonathan's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Juliana Good

JulianaJuliana Good is a rising junior majoring in Music. Juliana is an active member of the UNH Symphony Orchestra as the principal violist and participates in several other ensembles within the Department of Music. She will also be starting an accelerated Master’s in Public Policy program through the Carsey School of Public Policy this fall. She is working on 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 enthusiastic about working with fellow UNH students to develop ideas that will “Do Well and Do Good” in the world. She is a Changemaker Coach with the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise and will be interning for the Center this summer developing the High School Track of the Social Venture Innovation Challenge and preparing new projects for the next academic year. She is so excited to spend another summer working with CSIE!

 

View Juliana's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Kaitlin Griffin

KaitlinKaitlin Griffin is a rising sophomore dual majoring in Business Administration and Sustainability. While in high school, she developed facilitation skills as a leader in the student group, the Ethics Forum, which helped other high schoolers tackle tough topics through meaningful discussion at regional conventions. Since arriving at UNH, she has been excited to merge her interests in business and sustainability by getting involved in organizations such as dorm Hall Council and the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise. She was recently named a 2019-20 Newman Civic Fellow, where she will be doing work surrounding social change and community service on campus. Kaitlin is extremely excited to be interning with BerryDunn, a certified public accounting and management consulting firm. As an intern, she will be helping refine the Employee Engagement Consulting methodology for BerryDunn’s commercial clients and is excited to develop her passion for sustainable business practices.

 

View Kaitlin's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Sebastian Hart-Meyer

SebastianSebastian Hart-Meyer is a rising junior majoring in Economics with a minor in Philosophy. On campus, Sebastian is a member of Army ROTC and is on the Executive Board of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He hopes to commission as an Army Finance Officer upon graduation, with plans to attend law school after service. Sebastian is very excited to be interning with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), New Hampshire’s only academic health system, serving a population of 1.9 million across New England. As an intern, his efforts will focus on reducing DHMC’s environmental impact through the completion of established Sustainability Goals in the categories of leaner energy/water, better building, cleaner transportation, smarter purchasing, healthier foods, less waste and greener culture. He is very excited to help DHMC increase its efficiency, simultaneously reducing environmental impact.

 

View Sebastian's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Evan Kelly

EvanEvan Kelly is a rising senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Security Studies. As a community canvasser for the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy and an intern at the Congressional Campaign of Lincoln Soldati, Evan has gained a passion for grassroots community organizing. In his free time, he enjoys performing in comedy sketches at UNH’s Sketched Out Comedy Troupe. Evan is excited to intern for the NH Community Loan Fund/ROC NH, a statewide program that organizes manufactured home communities and helps provide loans, technical assistance and training so that residents can own their homes and the land underneath them. He is excited to contribute to the fight against inequalities in the housing industry and help build strong, resident-owned communities.

View Evan's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Riley Kenney

RileyRiley Kenney is a graduating senior majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Business Administration. On campus, Riley has been a member of the Anthropology Club and has been involved with several internship programs offered by the college, including interning with NH Charitable Foundation through the Social Innovation Internship in 2018. He was part of the Semester in the City Fall 2018 cohort where he interned with the Strategies for Youth Organization in Boston. He is interested in pursuing a career in non-profits or market and data research. He will be interning this summer with Volunteer NH and is very excited for this opportunity.

View Riley's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.

 


Alexy Maldonado

AlexyAlexy Maldonado is a rising senior majoring in History and Italian Studies. His career goals include working as a teacher at the middle school or high school level and eventually becoming a college professor. On campus, Alexy is involved with the UNH co-ed A Capella group, Off the Clef. Alexy is extremely excited to intern with Concert Corps and Team Rex, a committee of the Palace Theatre Trust, Inc., a non-profit organization in Manchester, NH, which is leading the redevelopment of the historic Rex Theatre in the heart of the Queen City. As an intern, he will be responsible for leading the implementation of their NH Gives crowdfunding campaign, promoting a three-show “Countdown to the Rex” concert series in Manchester and organizing three hands-on community service projects. Teaming up with an organization that shares his passion for music and that helps involve the fans in concert events is a great match for Alexy. 

 

View Alexy's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Marianna Miller

MariannaMarianna Miller is a rising sophomore hoping to major in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability with a minor in Spanish. Her career interests include the green energy, sustainability, and green real estate industries. On campus, Marianna is a member of the UNH Women’s Track and Field team and a member of the University Honors Program. She is also involved in the Photography and Therapeutic Art clubs at UNH and will be a Resident Assistant in the fall of 2019. Marianna is extremely excited to be interning with ReVision Energy for her Social Innovation Internship. ReVision is a Certified B Corp and a leader in the solar energy industry in Northern New England. Teaming up with an organization that shares Marianna’s passion for renewable energy, sustainability, and community makes ReVision the obvious choice for Marianna, who is ecstatic to be working with them this summer.

 

View Marianna's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Nina Nguyen 

NinaNina Nguyen is a rising senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She was previously a Principal at the Rines Angel Fund, where she evaluated potential investment opportunities. Her interests lie in economic development, entrepreneurship and technology. She participated in the Semester in the City program in the spring of 2019, where she interned at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, whose mission is to promote equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, organizing, and economic opportunity initiatives that improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people and create a better community for all. She is excited to intern with Koya Leadership Partners, a leading executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at mission-driven organizations and institutions of higher education. 

 

View Nina's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Conor O’Regan

ConorConor O’Regan is a rising senior majoring in Business Administration with a Marketing option and a minor in Communication. On campus, he is involved with multiple intramural sports and is a member of the Campus Activities Board. Conor is also a Resident Assistant in Peterson Hall. Helping people get involved in their communities and discover new interests as an RA led him to intern with the Freedom Cafe, a non-profit café in downtown Durham dedicated to ending human trafficking and the commercial exploitation of all people. His passion for community engagement aligns with the Freedom Cafe's mission and their involvement with various outreach programs.

View Connor's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.

 


Hayden Proborowski

HaydenHayden Proborowski is a graduating senior dual majoring in Political Science and International Affairs with a minor in French. He is enrolled in the Master’s in Political Science program at UNH. During his undergraduate years, Hayden was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Rising Scholars, and the McNair Scholars Program. His career interests include policy analysis and community development. Hayden is thrilled to be interning at TURBOCAM as a Personnel Intern this summer, where he will research possible options for Child Care/Dependent Care benefits for TURBOCAM employees. The company’s commitment to value-based work culture and charitable missions make Hayden excited for this opportunity. 

View Hayden's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Rachel Rymaszewski 

RachelRachel Rymaszewski is a rising senior majoring in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability with minors in Business Administration and Geospatial Analysis. Her passion lies with environmental policy and learning ways to minimize human impact at the state and local level. To view sustainability from the perspective of multiple industries, Rachel has interned with multiple organizations, including the Sustainability Institute, Campus Planning, and Manomet, where she gained skills related to GIS, data set processing, and applied business sustainability. Rachel is incredibly excited to intern with Prime Buchholz, a leading investment consulting firm for clients seeking to align their mission and values with investment goals. As an intern, she will be assisting members of the Mission-Aligned Investment Committee with the portfolios of clients who wish to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investments.

 

View Rachel's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Casey Shea

CaseyCasey Shea is a graduating senior dual majoring in Women’s Studies and Sustainability with a minor in Psychology. Her dual major has put her in a unique position to bring her understanding of systematic structural issues of oppression to the work that she engages in after college. Casey has a specific interest in implementing sustainability and social justice classes in early education throughout the United States in the future. On campus, Casey has been a TA Fellow for the Women’s Studies department and an avid member of EDMC, a student music club that brings artists to campus. Casey is incredibly excited to be able to combine her love of music and her passion for social and environmental change advocacy through her internship at the amazing organization, Concert Corps, Calling All Crows!
 

View Casey's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Colleen Spear 

Colleen SColleen Spear is a rising junior dual majoring in Business Administration and Sustainability. She has been heavily involved with the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) and regularly attends meetings of the Socratic Society. In spring 2019, she worked as a Student Consultant on the Lonza team in CSIE’s B Impact Clinic. She is continuing her work with Lonza as a Social Innovation Intern this summer and will focus on increasing volunteerism at the Portsmouth site. Colleen’s hope is to have a career that merges business with social and environmental interests in the Seacoast area.
 

View Colleen's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.
 


Nick Walsh

NickNick Walsh is a graduating senior with a B.S. in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability with minors in International Affairs and French. He is hoping to realize a career in the field of sustainability, helping businesses incorporate better environmental, social, and governing (ESG) ideologies into their practices. On campus, Nick has been part of the executive board at WUNH, the university radio station as Events Coordinator and Music Director. Nick is excited to intern at Prime Buchholz LLC this summer to assist their ongoing pursuit of working with clients to align their investments with their missions. He is looking forward to using his background and prior experiences to collect and analyze ESG data as part of the Mission-Aligned Investment Committee at Prime Buchholz. 

View Nick's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Lauren Williamson

LaurenLauren Williamson is a rising senior double majoring in Communication and Women's Studies. They are heavily involved with the Civil Discourse Lab, a group on campus focused on training students as educating them in navigating difficult conversations as facilitators. They are also part of the inaugural cohort of the Treat Fellowship, which partners with NH Listens, and focuses on fostering courageous conversations on campus. Lauren is interning with the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), which empowers talented underserved and underrepresented future educators to teach and serve as leaders in American education because diversity is essential to excellence. As an aspiring queer educator of color, they are ecstatic to intern for IRT and help the organization reach its goal of creating a more inclusive education system from K-12 and beyond.

*The IRT internship was made possible by: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation | New Hampshire Humanities Collaborative | UNH College of Liberal Arts

 

View Lauren's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.


Tori Wyman

ToriTori Wyman is a rising junior majoring in Business Administration, with a minor in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. Tori is a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and is on the executive council as their Panhel Delegate where she works with other sororities’ delegates to organize philanthropic and community events on and around the UNH campus. In Spring 2019, Tori worked as a Student Consultant as part of CSIE’s B Impact Clinic, are assisting firms with their B Impact Assessment or to become B Corp certified. She is passionate about the future of certified B Corporations’ goals as they strive to integrate social and environmental performance into their business culture. Tori hopes to continue to work with companies who share her passion for social responsibility and sustainability. Tori is eager to begin her summer internship working for REVERB, non-profit dedicated to empowering millions of individuals to take action toward a better future for people and the planet. Tori will coordinate staffing, training and onsite activities for their program called “RockNRefill”, where the goal is to provide an alternative to purchasing single use plastic water bottles. The program gives a Nalgene water bottle and provides refills to concert goers in exchange for a nominal donation. Tori is excited to be working for Reverb because of their shared passion for the environment and giving back to local communities. 

 

View Tori's presentation from the 2019 Social Innovation Internship Showcase.