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Social Impact Internships 2020: Abiola Familusi (’23)
Making Companies Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tool That Matters  When your actions contradict your words, your words mean nothing. This statement has…
PKG Fellowships 2020: Shannon Wing, Part II
To read Part I of Shannon’s reflection, click here! — During the first half of my fellowship, I spent my time reevaluating and updating the impact metrics for Essmart, a…
PKG Fellowships 2020: Einat Gavish, Part II
To read Part I of Einat’s reflection, click here! — A learning moment: What do I do if no one is telling me what to do? by Einat Gavish Working…
Almond Finance, IDEAS 2020
IDEAS 2020 Finalist Almond Finance has made some exciting leaps in their work these past few months. Co-Founder Adam Swartzbaugh discusses where they’re at and where they’re going! — Tell…
MITvote Guest Blog: Motivated By The Fight for Racial Justice? Vote in your Local Elections
by Chase Reid Nobody said change would come easily. All across the country, we’ve seen an uproar–a cry for help. It’s been over a month now since an unarmed Black…
PKG Fellowships 2020: Kelly Wagman, Part I
Playing for Trash: How Human-Robot Collaboration Can Promote Environmentalism  Kelly Wagman This summer, I am working in collaboration with Urban Rivers, a nonprofit based in Chicago (www.urbanriv.org). Urban Rivers has…
PKG Fellowships 2020: Chelsea Hodgkins, Part I
This summer, I have the honor of working with the Mexico team of the Business and Human Rights Resource Center. The Business and Human Rights Resource Center is an international…
PKG Fellowships 2020: Shannon Wing, Part I
by Shannon Wing, Computer Science (’22) Part I: Working Remotely Hello! My name is Shannon. I am a current sophomore studying Computer Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems and…
PKG Fellowships 2020: Matthew Kearney, Part I
For as long as I can remember I have felt at home in nature. As a kid, I spent countless weekends hiking and camping, exploring the woods for hours as…
PKG Fellowships 2020: Einat Gavish, Part I
Hi! My name is Einat Gavish, and I’m a rising Junior studying math and computer science. As part of the PKG Fellowship this summer, I am working on a project…