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PKG Fellowships Alumni Profile: Kiara Wahnschafft (’21)

To read the full story on MIT News, click here. Kiara Wahnschafft started her first company at age 16. After her classmate passed away from a drunk driving accident, Wahnschafft…

IDEAS Alumni Profile: Jessica Xu (’21)

Everything is a canvas for senior Jessica Xu. A prolific artist, Xu has explored a number of media including pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. In her time at…

PKG IAP Fellowships: Adam Swartzbaugh Part IV

Check out Part I, Part II and Part III of Adam’s experience! How Digital Interoperability Can Accelerate Financial Inclusion Over the past few months, the Almond team at MIT has…

PKG Social Impact Internships: Vicky Zheng (’24)

The Real-World Impact of Software Development My name is Vicky Zheng, and I’m planning to double major in Computer Science and Engineering (6-3) and Management (15-1). My experience with programming…

PKG IAP Fellowships: Yunus Sevilmi Part IV

Check out Part I, Part II and Part III of Yunus’ PKG Fellowship experience. Reflecting on the Myanmar Coup Watching the coup in Myanmar unfold earlier this month brought us…

PKG IAP Fellowships: Adam Swartzbaugh Part III

Check out Part I and Part II of Adam’s experience! Using Technology to Promote Shared Trust and Financial Resiliency in Emerging Markets “We’re all at risk of returning to the…

PKG Fellowships: Yunus Sevilmi, Part III

Check out Part I and Part II of Yunus’ experience! Tough Nuts to Crack Coming up on the first anniversary of incorporating Almond Finance, it was our resilient team and…

PKG Fellowships: Yunus Sevilmi, Part II

To read Part I of Yunus’ experience, click here. The E-wallet Paradox Almond Finance was founded around the simple idea of binging the basic financial services to the rural communities…

PKG Fellowships: Adam Swartzbaugh, Part II

Click here to read Part I of Adam’s experience. The Myanmar Coup Shows Why Financial Resiliency is So Necessary Instability is hardly new to the world, but our capacity to…

PKG Social Impact Internships: Richter Jordaan (’23)

Applying Tech to Real-World Challenges My name is Richter Jordaan and I’m a sophomore from Denver, Colorado studying math and computer science. Over this IAP period I worked in data…