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PKG Award Winner 2019: Sarah Tress (’19)
Know a public service rockstar? Nominations for the 2020 PKG Award are due by Friday, April 24th!  — Sarah Tress is known for many different things at MIT. She is…
PKG Award Winner 2019: Lisa Volpatti (G)
Know a public service rockstar? Nominations for the 2020 PKG Award are due by Friday, April 24th!  — “I’m a fifth-year graduate student in the Chemical Engineering Department,” Lisa Volpatti…
Spring’19, Melody Wu’22, BIDMC
My first year at MIT has been a whirlwind of ups and downs, highs and lows, and everything in between. In the fall, being far from my home in California…
Congratulations 2019 IDEAS Winners!
Meet the 2019 IDEAS Winners! After nearly a year-long competition, ten social innovation teams have been chosen to receive over $100,000 in grant money to keep their projects running. Meet…
Meet Liz O’Haney: IAP 2019 Fellow
“I’m a second-year Masters student in DUSP, and I have an internship with MassInc.,” says Liz O’Haney, who spent IAP 2019 starting a PKG-funded internship with a nonpartisan think tank…
Together In Service 2019: Looking Back on April
  As many of you may know, April is Together In Service Month at MIT! It’s a time where we can celebrate the social impact MIT students have on their…
Meet PKG: Rebecca Smith, Interim IDEAS Administrator
“I was born here in Boston, but when I was four we moved to Central New York to a pretty small town,” says Becca Smith, who has recently joined the…
Spring’19, Mariam Dogar ’20, CHNA 17
This past fall, I came back to MIT after a long and emotional summer. I had recently lost someone in my family and the first few weeks of school after…
Meet PKG: Chiara Magini, Social Impact Employment and Community Partner Engagement
Welcome to our staff profile series! In the next coming months, we look forward to introducing you to each member of our wonderful PKG team. Without further ado, Chiara Magini!…
Meet Amelia Taylor-Hochberg (IAP 2019)
Second-year master of city planning student Amelia Taylor-Hochberg spent IAP 2019 working with the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), a nonprofit focused on facilitation, mediation, citizen engagement, and organizational strategy and…