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(IAP ’14) Allison Hansen, G
Allison Hansen (G, Civil and Environmental Engineering) Alli spent the month of January in hot and sunny Tamale, Ghana working to improve the drinking water. She worked directly with the Ghana Water…
(IAP ’14) ReEnergize Benham
Brian Bowen, Ryan Cook, and Christian Desrosiers  (G, Urban Studies and Planning) will work with together to assist the town of Benham, Kentucky in the development of a municipal energy plan.…
(IAP ’14) Christopher Tang, G
Christopher Tang (G Management)  Chris researched smallholder rice farming in the Philippines over IAP and tried to answer two questions: first, why are these farmers poor? And second, what strategies exist for…
(IAP ’14) Sofia Essayan-Perez, ’15
Sofia Essayan-Perez (’15, Brain and Cognitive Sciences) worked to strengthen math and science education in rural high schools in Nicaragua.  Continuing previous collaborations with healthcare providers, teachers, administrators, and students, she created…
(IAP ’14) Bin Li, G
Bin Li (G, Architecture) Bin spent IAP 2014 in the rural village of Cherry Valley in Hubei Province, central China. The goal was to provide local households an innovative housing solution,…
(IAP ’14) Kevin Berkemeyer, G
Kevin Berkemeyer (G, Management)Kevin spent IAP in the Patagonia National Park in the Patagonia region of South America. He worked with Conservacion Patagonica to develop a sustainable energy infrastructure plan for the national…
(IAP ’14) Michael Castagnola, G
Michael Castagnola (G, Urban Studies and Planning) Michael worked with Higg-Lew Leaders, an after school program in Roxbury, Boston that he co-founded with two Northeastern Law students. During IAP, he recruited,…
(IAP ’14) Rodrigo Davies, G
Rodrigo Davies,  (G, Comparative Media Studies) Rodrigo spent IAP in Kansas City, MO, working with non-profits on fundraising strategies for civic projects that benefit the local community. He worked on a…
Medical Diagnostic for Childhood Pneumonia in India: Sara Dolcetti, G
Sara Dolcetti (G, Master of Science &  Master of Business Administration) is in India, accelerating the development of a low-cost mobile phone-based thermal imaging device to screen for pneumonia, the leading cause…
(SUMMER 2014) Lauren Seelbach, G
Lauren Seelbach (G, Technology and Policy Program) Lauren spent this summer interning at both the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C. She was able to…