2017 Fall Cohort

Becca Barton

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Becca Barton was a senior Communication and Women's Studies Major with a Political Science Minor at the time of her participation with Semester in the City. Her time spent at UNH involved TAing for the Women’s Studies Department and participating in political organization for social justice causes around the UNH campus and beyond. She was a member of the President's Commission on the Status of Women, Greek life, has participated in a handful of work study opportunities: from fundraising with the UNH Phonathon to kitchen staff at the Wildcatessen. While in Boston, she interned with a nonprofit focusing on legal advocacy for Veterans in need of various forms legal assistance, VLS (Veterans Legal Services). This internship site provided her with the type of hands-on community outreach that is central to building interpersonal legal skills in various types of law practice, as well as helped inform effective public policy making. Becca enjoyed the opportunity to live in one of her favorite cities and bring an intersectional perspective to her work with VLS, and eventually, Law school! View Becca's presentation from the showcase.


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Victoria Flemming was a junior Psychology major with a minor in Women Studies at the time of her participation with Semester in the City. While in Boston, she interned with 826 Boston, a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. View Victoria's presentation from the showcase.


Matthew Fratamico
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Matthew Fratamico was a senior Communication and Justice Studies dual major at the time of his participation with Semester in the City. A transfer student, Matt quickly got involved with the editorial board for Comm-entary, the UNH undergraduate journal of Communication.  He was also involved in the UNH College Democrats, and later joined the #Fight4Her campaign in support of the Global HER (Health, Empowerment and Rights) Act to help ensure that eligible foreign NGO’s can continue to provide legal health services to women, including legal and safe abortion services. In Boston, he interned with Corporate Accountability International, an organization that is committed to stopping life-threatening abuses by global corporations and increasing their accountability to public institutions and people around the world. There, Matt worked to recruit activists, support and participate in campaigns and fundraising, and conducted research. View Matt's presentation from the showcase.


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Jill Howard

Jill Howard was a junior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Social Innovation and Enterprise and a minor in Social Justice Leadership at the time of her participation with Semester in the City. At UNH, she has been involved in Alpha Phi Omega (a national, co-ed, community service fraternity), Women in Business, Alternative Break Challenge, and Trash 2 Treasure. In addition, she has held jobs at the Carsey School of Public Policy and the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise. While in Boston, she interned with City Awake: the civic innovation lab of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. City Awake works to convene Boston innovators to tackle the city's biggest problems, build a community across various issues and sectors, and champion Boston as the best place to start a nonprofit and social enterprise. View Jill's presentation from the showcase.


image of bethanyBethany Kaminsky

Bethany Kaminsky was a junior Political Science and Women’s Studies double major at the time of her participation with Semester in the City. She has been an active member of the University’s Model United Nations and the Sketched Out Comedy Troupe. While in Boston, she worked as an intern at the Governor’s Office with members of the public and acted as a liaison to the Governor. She loved working in the Boston government and working with the people of Boston! View Bethany's presentation from the showcase.


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Ian Kim

Ian Kim (Jung Hoon Kim) was a senior Psychology major at the time of his participation with Semester in the City. During his junior year, he was an active member of Student Council and Mills Hall Council. In Boston, Ian interned at Doc Wayne, whose mission is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth. Ian enjoyed taking on the role of “big brother” with the youth he worked with, as he misses his baby brother who lives in South Korea. View Ian's presentation from the showcase.


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Leah Kuppermann was a junior double majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and Women’s Studies while minoring in Social Justice Leadership at the time of her participation with Semester in the City. During the academic year of 2016-2017, Leah was a Resident Advisor in a first-year dorm and served as the Public Relations Co-Chair for Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed community service fraternity on campus. Leah has also been an Orientation Leader during June of 2017. While in Boston, Leah interned at OneGoal Massachusetts. OneGoal’s mission is to close the college divide by enlisting and training our nation’s best educators to teach under-served high school students how to enroll in and succeed in college. Leah loved interning there last fall because college readiness is a passion of hers. She also appreciated OneGoal’s dedication to their students and their efforts to help the students succeed throughout their first year of college and not just during high school. View Leah's presentation from the showcase.    


Image of CrystalCrystal Napoli

Crystal Napoli, was a senior History and Justice Studies dual major at the time of her participation with Semester in the City. Crystal has been involved with UNH Model United Nations, UNH Leadership Camp, Hamel Scholars, and the Chinese language program. While in Boston, Crystal interned with Let's Get Ready, an organization that provides low-income high school students with SAT preparation, admissions counseling, and mentoring services. Crystal was thrilled to be working with an organization that is all about young people empowering other young people to reach higher education. View Crystal's presentation from the showcase.


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Adam Stevens

Adam Stevens was a senior History major focusing on Russian and Middle Eastern History with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at the time of his participation with Semester in the City. During his time in Boston, Adam worked for The GroundTruth Project, a media company dedicated to on the ground reporting on social issues, covering stories both domestically and abroad. He was incredibly excited to work with The GroundTruth Project as he believes it is more important now than ever before to have thorough, hands on journalism that covers stories people would otherwise never hear. View Adam's presentation from the showcase.


Anh Nguyen Duc VuImage of Anh

Anh Nguyen Duc Vu was a junior, majoring in Finance at the time of his participation with Semester in the City. He was excited to be interning with CommonWealth Kitchen, which is a collaborative community. Common Wealth Kitchen provides shared kitchens and business assistance to help entrepreneurs build great food companies. Anh enjoyed interning while in the Semester in the City program because it offered him a great internship to help him improve and gain more experience in his major. View Anh's presentation from the showcase.