HEI is pleased to announce the first group of summer interns in our inaugural Summer Fellowship Program, which supports undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in the environmental health sciences.
With support of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for two additional fellowships, we have selected seven applicants to receive a $6500 stipend to work with a mentor of their choice on a 10- to 12- week summer project. This first group was chosen from among more than 50 well-qualified applicants, and HEI looks forward to working with them and their mentors to make this program a success.
The selected fellows and their mentors are listed below.
|Lawrence Tran||University of California, Los Angeles||Regan Patterson||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Kyara Ralliford||Columbia University||Robin Dodson||Silent Spring Institute|
|Thomas Elijah Ealey||Savannah State University||Yang Liu||Emory University|
|Kai Kibilko||Brandeis University||Jon Levy||Boston University|
|Andrew Gallego||Boston University||Sally Pusede||University of Virginia|
|Alyssa Aminata Kamara||University at Albany||Yanelli Nunez||PSE Healthy Energy|
|Diana Abigail Cantoran-Perez||University of California, Berkeley||Jun Wu||University of California, Irvine|
We are grateful to the HEI/ISES/ISEE joint committee for their help in designing the program, providing reviewers, and selecting the candidates. We are also grateful to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for their additional support. We hope the program can continue and grow in future years.
About the fellowship
The Summer Fellowship Program is open to rising college juniors and seniors who are interested in studying environmental health to explore research opportunities through a paid fellowship with a dedicated mentor. Opportunities include research on environmental exposures, epidemiology, and public health. Full details can be found on the fellowship page.
About the mentors
Applicants indicated a preference for working with three mentors selected from a list of 17 mentors who graciously volunteered to participate in the program. Although not all mentors were matched with a fellow, we were pleased with the variety of mentors who were interested in participating and hope to grow the mentor pool in the coming years.
If you are interested in becoming a partner in this program, for example, as a mentor or by providing financial support so that we can increase the number of fellows receiving support, please reach out to email@example.com.