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EDN Interns

Summer 2019 Interns

Marie Moreau

Marie Moreau is a business undergraduate student in Audencia Business School in Nantes (France). She has followed a general program so far with courses in finance, management, comunications and with a CSR option. She thinks about following a master degree in sustainable business development. By interning at EDN she hopes that she can improve the environmental initiatives in her school by promoting the end of plastic and begin a movement there.

Evan Raskin

Evan is a recent graduate from American University with a degree in Environmental Science. Originally from Massachusetts, he is interested in ocean plastics, land & wildlife conservation, and climatology. He previously assisted the British Embassy of Washington D.C. with ending single-use plastic consumption in their office, and organizes park cleanups along the Potomac River. Evan loves to spend his free time on outdoor activities including snowboarding, hiking and rock climbing, or writing songs with his nine musical instruments.

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Bryan Flores

Bryan Flores is an Environmental Science & Management major at UC Davis with diverse knowledge in subjects such as climate change, ecology, biodiversity, and conservation. Bryan has extensive experience in community-oriented outreach and organization. He hopes to work advocating for marginalized communities of color disproportionately affected by climate change and environmental degradation.

Hailing from North Hollywood, California, Bryan is also an avid skateboarder with interests in visual arts such as film production and silk screening as well as writing.

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Patrick Dunn

Patrick Dunn is heading into his final year of Geography and Sociology in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Having lived in various different countries, and also with his huge interest in travel, he has developed a passionate concern for our global environment, from preservation of species to the protection of land. Having studied various topics, ranging from past climate changes and the movement of ice sheets, Patrick hopes to widen his understanding of our current global environment, as well as raising awareness and providing what he can for the team. Hoping to work in the UN in the future, Patrick will take what he can from this internship and apply it to his future ventures and paths.

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Suzy Xi Liu

My name is Xi Liu, a rising senior who majored in Environmental Science with ArcGIS focus in North Carolina State University. I grow up in China and super passionate about the nature and traveling, which is the major reason that makes me want to do something to protect our beautiful Earth. With my ArcGIS focus, I hope I can use this mapping technique to conduct more environmental impact assessments and generates reports to show people about various environmental issues around the globe. I am also a landscape and astronomic photographer and I also hope I can show people of our amazing Earth through my photos. Visual effects, 3d animation, language and cultures are my other big interests. During my time interning in EDN, I hope to gain some experience of how environmental movement has been mobilized and how it connected the people from all over the world to be part of the movement.

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Mohammad Alserheed

Mohammad is originally from Saudi Arabia, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Environmental Health. In his previous  experience, he worked as an Environmental Health and Safety coordinator, an environmental engineer, and environmental scientist. In 2015, he moved to Oregon to learn English. In 2019, he graduated with a Master’s of Environmental Sustainability with a focus on Environmental Quality and Toxicology, from Indiana’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). At EDN, he is interested in promoting sustainable practices in developing countries and increasing environmental consciousness in the MENA region. He speaks Arabic and English fluently. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing pool, and playing board games.” .

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Danning Chen

My name is Danning Chen, originally from Beijing, China. I’m learning a master’s degree in communications at Johns Hopkins. Having worked in a natural documentary program, I began to care more about environmental issues. I’ve also joined an online program in China to plant more trees. My hobbies include traveling and photo shooting. Hoping for an exciting summer here!

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Alex Carroll-Cabanes

Alex Carroll-Cabanes is a senior at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, studying International Relations with a concentration in Mandarin and Central East Asian Studies. Alex has a strong international background, as he was born in Jerusalem, and has lived and worked in Madrid, and Washington DC. He is a dual citizen, and tri-lingual – English, Spanish, and Catalan. He also speaks Mandarin, having spent a summer in Beijing and a full academic year in Taiwan, under the state department’s NSLI-Y program.

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Alysha Agarwal

Hi! My name is Alysha Agarwal and I’m a rising Junior at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I’m currently studying Economics and Psychological & Brain Sciences. I’m interested in potentially pursing a career in environmental law and hope to use my time interning at Earth Day Network to get hands on experience with environmental advocacy. I’m excited to spend my summer helping the world and exploring DC!

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Georgianna Chan

Georgianna is a rising junior at University of California, Los Angeles. She is pursuing a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Environmental Systems and Society. She grew up in the Los Angeles area and is passionate about sustainability and the impact our food choices have on the environment. She hopes to further her knowledge on environmental issues pertaining to our diet choices as well as learn more about environmental policies. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling.

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Rachel Weisbrot

Rachel is a Summer Intern at Earth Day Network. Rachel is from New York and has recently graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University. Prior to EDN, she has interned with EcoPeace Middle East, where she developed her passions for water security and environmental education.

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Alan Lau

I am a rising Senior at Connecticut College majoring in Government with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Born in Cuba, raised in Miami, I’ve been interested in the environment from a very early age as most of my time was spent outdoors. I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee and other sports like soccer. Japanese Animation is also a hobby of mine ever since I began watching shows like Naruto and One Piece. I hope to go to law school after graduating from Connecticut College and pursue a career in Environmental Law.

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Olivia Berson

Olivia is a rising junior at Skidmore College and is majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Anthropology and Spanish. She grew up in Maryland and around the D.C. area, which gave her exposure to environmental politics and advocacy at a young age. She works at the Sustainability Office at Skidmore and is particularly interested in this field of study where she hopes to incorporate what she knows to EDN. In her free time, she likes to do photography and explore D.C.

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Mallory McElvain

My name is Mallory McElvain, and I am a rising senior at Baylor University, pursing a dual degree in Economics and Environmental Studies. I am originally from Thousand Oaks, California, and I am very passionate about offshore drilling policy, plastic pollution, and all ocean-related environmental issues because I grew up surfing and developed a deep love and appreciation for the ocean. I am also very interested in climate change and foodprints. Environmental policy and law are the biggest ways I want to help make positive change for the environment in my career.

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Nam Vu

Nam is a rising sophomore at Georgetown University, pursuing a major in Environmental Biology and a minor in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Originally from Howell, New Jersey, he is interested in the social, economic, and cultural implications of climate change and how environmental issues can be broadcast among a growing global population, and hopes to work with EDN to spread public awareness and further local initiatives. In his free time, Nam also plays piano and sings a cappella with the Georgetown Phantoms, participates in Model UN, and continues an ongoing campaign to find the best ice cream in the city.

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Cyrus Crevits

Cyrus is an energetic and strategic 4th year college student working towards a BS in biology at Virginia Tech. Originally from Belgium, Cyrus’s family moved to the United States for his education. Currently at Virginia Tech, he is doing research with white nose syndrome in bats, working to save the bat populations in the US.

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Lindsey Jordan

My name is Lindsey Jordan and I am an Environmental Studies major at the University of Redlands, a small school in Southern California. I am originally from San Fransisco, but my family just moved to Maryland. I am particularly passionate about how the animal agriculture industry and our dietary choices impact environmental health, as well as how the agriculture industry creates environmental social injustice. My personal hobbies include hiking, being outdoors, and participating in all forms of exercise. I am so excited to be part of the Earth Day Network team for the summer!

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Carly Nicholson

In 2017, Indianapolis native Carly Nicholson graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in Earth-Space Science. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she decided to further her education with an energy and environmental policy-focused course load at Indiana University. This fall she’ll graduate from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) with two masters – Public Affairs and Environmental Science. In her free time, Carly enjoys listening to podcasts, jamming to Beyoncé and acting on her love of weather via storm spotting. #StayWeatherSafe

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Matthew Colwill

Matt Colwill grew up in Baltimore Maryland. He later attended and graduated from Lynn University with a major in Political Science, as well as a minor in education. He has been an environmentalist since he was 15 and started working at nature centers part time helping all sorts of animals including birds of prey, and a variety of reptiles. Matt hopes to use his political knowledge to change the hearts and minds of those who could make environmental policies, to make laws surrounding environmental protection. Some of Matt’s hobbies include playing his violin, video editing, and improvisational acting.

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Isabel Schnaidt

Isabel Schnaidt is a rising senior at Christopher Newport University with a major in Communication and minors in Environmental Studies and Digital Humanities. She began to develop an interest in the environment after taking a high school environmental studies class, eventually leading to her taking it as a minor in college. She is particularly interested in clearly communicating information about science and nature to the public in an interesting way. Isabel has lived across the country, but currently lives in Northern Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, and walking in the woods.

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Natalie Chartove

Natalie is a rising sophomore at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She is (tentatively) pursuing a major in Politics and a minor in Environmental Analysis, and is especially interested in the topics of water insecurity and water politics. She grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and is happy to be back in the DC area for the summer. At EDN she is interested in engaging in environmental campaigns and learning more about policy. In her free time she enjoys being outside, swimming, and exploring DC!

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Cory Crystal

Cory is a rising senior at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he majors in Political Science and Communications with a minor in Management. Growing up in Roslyn, New York, Cory has always held a strong interest in public policy and politics. He hopes to apply his interests and disciplines in a meaningful way to aid in the environmental movement at Earth Day Network. Some of his hobbies include listening to music, playing guitar, as well as watching standup comedy.

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David Arnold

David Arnold is a rising junior at American University in Washington, DC. He is majoring in political science, minoring in history. He is from Villanova, Pennsylvania, and has worked in marketing and for non-profits. David ultimately intends to go into law, public policy, or politics. He wanted to intern with the Earth Day Network to use his knowledge of politics and political organization to alleviate some of the greatest problems of our time. His hobbies include reading historical primary sources, archery, and running.

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Alicia Zheng

Alicia is a rising junior at the University of Virginia, double majoring in Global Environments & Sustainability and Spanish. She is also a research intern for the UVA Nitrogen Working Group. Alicia grew up in Northern Virginia, and she likes to read or play with her dog in her free time. Some of her other hobbies include rhythmic gymnastics, digital art, and listening to music. As an intern, Alicia hopes to gain professional experience in environmental advocacy and outreach.

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Christopher Bresnahan

Chris attends the University of Vermont, where he studies Environmental Science and works as a Writing Tutor. He was first motivated to protect the environment in high school when he worked for the Youth Conservation Corps in Springfield, Ma to mitigate anthropogenic impacts on his community. In the future, Chris hopes to merge his two academic interests, Environmental Science and Writing, to participate in public environmental outreach and education. In his free time, Chris enjoys biking, rock climbing, hiking, and writing science fiction stories.

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Pedro Webster

Pedro was born in Puerto Rico, but grew up in Columbia, Maryland. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and will be pursuing a Master’s degree in computer science during the fall of 2019. Having spent many years abroad: Dominican Republic, Spain and lived in various states: Florida, California, Massachuetts, Vermont and Virginia has reinenforced the idea of how vital private and governmental policies pertaining to the protection of the environment, recycling and climate change are for society as a whole. When he is not listening to his favorite Tech podcasts, Youtube videos/Tedx talks he enjoys sailing or being in nature.

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Minkyoung Kim

My name is Minkyoung Kim, from Seoul Korea. I studied Urban Planning & Designing at HongIk university in Korea, especially about general-master plan. I’m interested in climate change adaptation and sustainable city. Working experience at the Earthday network will enlarge my sight to the environmental issues and help me to figure out what urban planners have to solve for our future cities.

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