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PKG Partner Featured in Slice of MIT!
One year after she graduated from MIT with a degree in comparative media studies, Julia Kurnik ’06 joined Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. She spent two years traveling the country…
PKG Social Impact Internships featured in MIT News!
Salomé Otero ’23 doesn’t mince words about the social impact internship she had in 2022. “It was transformational for me,” she says. Otero, who majored in management with a concentration…
International PKG Fellowship galvanizes alumna’s interest in public service
Nearly 6 years removed from her PKG Fellowship, Carey Dunfey PCM ’17 still meditates on what she learned during the month she spent in Colombia. “It is probably one of…
Faculty Recipient of the 2023 Paul Gray Award for Public Service used research to inform infections disease policy during COVID-19 Pandemic
MIT Professor uses research to inform infections disease policy during COVID-19 Pandemic “It comes from the heart” is how Lydia Bourouiba, PhD, Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical…
PKG Fellowship Community Partner, TestBeds, and PKG Fellow, Gabriel Castro-Andrade featured in Arts in MIT Newsletter!
Written by Naveen KumarEditorial direction by Leah Talatinian Jaffer Kolb and his collaborators are working to turn architectural waste into shared community infrastructure When Jaffer Kolb, a lecturer in the Department…
PKG Student, Lauren Higgins (’26) featured by South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation!
Lauren Higgins hopes to make an impact in the neighborhood during her time as South Boston NDC’s Climate Action summer intern.  “I’m hoping to make something lasting in climate action…
Social Impact Internships: Salomé Otero (’23)
Hi, I am Salomé! I am a current senior in 15-1 (management with a concentration in education analytics); I spend my time studying and researching at the intersection of computer…
Social Impact Internships: Rudiba Laiba (’25)
Hi! I’m Rudiba, a sophomore majoring in Biology (course 7). This IAP, I interned with LAAL NYC. I learned how to analyze data, bookkeep, create surveys to measure impact and…
2023 PKG Public Service Award Undergraduate Recipient: Wilhem Hector ’25
“I wanted to learn science, and MIT is the best place in the world to learn science,” were the thoughts of a high school-aged Wilhem Hector from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, dreaming…
2023 PKG Public Service Award Graduate Recipient: Cecilé Sadler
The MIT Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory founded in 1985 that creates transformative technologies, experiences, and systems that enable people to re-imagine and redesign their lives. Cecilé Sadler,…