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Student Summer Plans

Share your summer plans and be inspired by those of your fellow Reedies.

This is a great way for you to make connections with fellow classmates and help us to plan internships and externships that better serve you. You have the option to remain anonymous, to publish your plans to this page, or to simply share them with us via email. Thanks in advance for sharing your summer activity with us.

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Summer Plans

1. Ahyan Panjwani - Mathematics-Economics

Researching bond markets and mechanisms for a hedge fund in Portland.

2. Alyssa Harrison - Biochemistry

I will be working with Rebecca LaLonde on her research of organometallic catalysts. Alongside lots of chemistry, I'm planning to bead and craft like I can't during the school year. I am also training for a backpacking trip on the Oregon Coast at the end of summer.

3. Anastasia Hansen - Music

Working as a counselor at a summer camp for K-9th graders to prevent summer learning loss.

4. Brian Barrett - Math/Computer Science

I will live on campus and work 40 hrs./week at the CUS help desk.

Alternatively, if I get a job I recently applied for, I will return to my hometown of St. Louis and work at a tech incubator that creates backbone technologies for huge, cutting-edge companies like Twitter and Facebook.

5. Elaine Kushkowski - ES-Biology

I am going to be a Unit Leader and Craft House Director at the Girl Scout camp that I have gone to for the past 11 years.

6. Frank Fan - Math-Economics

will be interning at a private equity firm in Beijing

7. Gregory Ledger - Math

Doing Math research with Adam Groce in the Reed Math department. In particular, we are doing cryptography research.

8. Haley Tilt - Classics

Working on my Summer President's Fellowship for four weeks in Rome, then returning to Portland to continue that work. I will also be working for the SDS while I am back in Portland.

9. Isabella Jorissen - Math-CS

Working at the Software design studio

10. Jolon Timms - Environmental Studies - Chemistry

Will be doing research on glaciers in Juneau, Alaska.

11. lafcadio flint - psychology

Assisting with research at the UCSF Emotion, Health, and Psychophysiology lab

12. Anonymous - Math

To beat alyssa at innovation.

13. Nicole Ezell - Biology

I get the opportunity to intern with White Bird, learning about the daily operations of the nonprofit and about the medical care that they perform. This will have a particular focus on mental health crisis intervention and long-term treatment. I'm super excited!

14. Oleksandr Lushchyk - Chemistry

I have received an SOS grant to go rock hounding throughout Oregon for the month of June. I will bike down to the coast for agates, to a national forest for thundereggs, and to Glass Butte for obsidian. Once I have the raw materials, I will craft them into necklaces and earrings in a workshop in Portland. Then in July, I will fly to the University of Syndney for a semester abroad!

15. Raphaela Hsu-Flanders - Environmental Studies

I will be spending the summer on campus, pursuing environmental chemistry research with Christopher Walsh. I am going to be validating an atmospheric source region attribution model in order to assess the downstream effects of mercury pollution on a given geographic region. I will be using ArcGIS to generate seasonal maps of atmospheric mercury pollution, tracing the origins and particle pathways of emissions to individual point sources.

16. Anonymous - Sociology

I will be an intern with ICPSR, the social science research institute out of the University of Michigan.

17. Revant Bagaria - Mathematics-Economics

I'm going back home to Kolkata, India. I was fortunate enoguh to find a paid internship in Kolkata, with a Foreign Exchange Consultancy. I will be working with MS-Excel extensively and will do a lot of Economics and Statistics related work.

18. Anonymous - Chemistry

NIST-Surf fellowship

19. Veda Kreth - Psychology

I am working as a T-Watcher for CUS, doing longer projects! I work there during the year but this is a good opportunity to get more experience and learn how to better serve the Reed community during the year.

20. Yuka Esashi - Physics

I will be participating in the UTRIP (University of Tokyo Research Internship Program). I will be working under a U of Tokyo professor who specializes in seismology.

This program is aimed towards students who attend universities outside of Japan, and is conducted in English. The position is unpaid, but I applied to and received an associated scholarship so that my accomodation and flight costs wil be fully covered.