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Meet the West Interns

2024 Cohort

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West Summer Interns

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Anneli Chow
River Restoration Intern, American Rivers

Anneli Chow is a rising junior studying earth systems on the biosphere track. She is also interested in pursuing a creative writing minor, because she sees value in writing about the natural world, environmental justice, and climate work. Having grown up in Portland, OR and Los Altos, CA, she cherishes the natural beauty around her and strives to become a better steward of the land while helping others to do the same. Toward this aspiration, she is excited to work with American Rivers to restore ecosystem resilience and improve the inclusivity and accessibility of natural spaces in the Central Valley. Alongside school and work, Anneli enjoys dancing with Stanford’s Cardinal Ballet Company, walking and talking with friends, and listening to Beatles songs. 

 

 

 

 

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Emily Zhao
Carbon and Biomass Intern, Blue Forest Conservation

Emily Zhao (she/her) is a rising fourth-year studying earth systems with a concentration in human-environmental systems. She is also minoring in theater and performance studies. Emily lives fifteen minutes away from Stanford campus in the Bay and will be interning at Blue Forest. At Blue Forest, Emily is excited to research barriers and opportunities in the usage of biochar for supporting circular economies, stewardship for healthy forests, and carbon sequestration. Emily’s hobbies include dancing (house and contemporary), watching films (recently Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox), and taking walks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lauren Taylor
Source Water Initiative Intern, California Trout

Lauren is a rising senior studying biology on the ecology and evolution track.  She spent many hours as a kid playing in the creek in her backyard in Cold Spring, Kentucky.  She is excited to play in some new creeks while doing important conservation work with California Trout in Mount Shasta, California this summer.  She is also working toward a data science minor, and she is looking forward to applying her data science skills to conservation problems.  In her free time this summer she hopes to visit the national parks in the area, get better at plant and animal identification, and run.

 

 

 

 

 

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Varun Shirhatti
Resilient Lands Intern, Deschutes Land Trust

Varun Shirhatti is a rising senior from Bangalore, India, and San Diego, California. He is majoring in earth systems on the biosphere track and has a particular interest in large-scale ecosystem stewardship for conservation. Outside of class, he leads the club Students for a Sustainable Stanford, sings a cappella with Stanford Talisman, and loves to read fantasy and environmental fiction. He will be in Bend, Oregon, this summer, working with the Deschutes Land Trust on land management strategies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam Petersen
Communications, Outreach, and Social Media Internship, Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources

Sam Howell Petersen (they/she) is a graduating senior studying theater-making and music. Originally from Park City, Utah, Sam tries to spend every waking moment outside and is excited to continue this endeavor in Honolulu working with the Department of Land and Natural Resources. They are particularly passionate about learning about Native plant use and connection to land and aquatic life. When they’re not hiking, skiing, or reading on a sunny bench, Sam can be found making art alone or with friends. They are passionate about storytelling through music, and look forward to learning more about Hawai’ian musical traditions.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gretchen Guimarin
Field Work Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

Gretchen is a senior from Northern Illinois majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology. They are very excited for their summer in Idaho, working with the Henry’s Fork Foundation as a field technician surveying water quality and monitoring the health of the riparian and delta ecosystem. Gretchen enjoys singing and making music, and often spends their free time outside, foraging and birding, or painting watercolor landscapes en plein air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Akary Buenrostro Gonzalez
Summer Camp and Community Programs Intern, Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN)

Akary is a rising junior majoring in psychology at Stanford University, with a lifelong passion for child development. Originally from Yakima, Washington, just a 40-minute drive from Ellensburg, Akary is driven to apply psychological principles to enhance educational and developmental outcomes and strengthen community engagement. Dedicated to leveraging academic knowledge in real-world contexts, Akary will be interning this summer with the Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) in Ellensburg, Washington, focusing on integrating community outreach and summer day camp activities with environmental education, child development practices, and conserving community health.

 

 

 

 

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Alonzia Quinn
Elections Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Alonzia Quinn is a rising junior majoring in political science with concentrations in justice and law, alongside elections, representation, and governance. She is from Waterloo, Iowa, where her fascination with democratic enhancement and governance first blossomed. This summer, she will intern at the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver, Colorado and looks forward to engaging in nonpartisan policy research on the Elections and Redistricting team. In her free time, Alonzia enjoys lifting weights, running, baking, and taking long walks around campus.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jasmin Zazaboi
Technology and Communications Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ella Wang
User Experience (UX) Design Intern, Natural History Institute

Ella Wang is a coterminal master’s student graduating with a BS in computer science and MS in management science & engineering. She is from Marin County, California and will be joining the Natural History Institute in Prescott, Arizona as an intern this summer! She is looking forward to working on UX design across the NHI’s digital platforms and exploring the beautiful area. Her interests include — but are not limited to — coding, sustainability, dancing, singing, doing puzzles, hiking, watching movies/TV, tennis, and golf!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alvin Lee
Intern, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Alvin Lee (he/him) is a junior at Stanford University studying political science with a minor in education. He will be working in the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom this summer. Alvin’s passion and background is at the intersection of education and public policy. He was born and raised in the Bay Area. Alvin is the founder and executive director of GENup, California’s largest youth-led education policy organization. He previously interned at the White House and the non-profit Children Now. Alvin is also a member of the California100 Commission, a project incubated by Stanford University and UC Berkeley that will help advance and develop our vision and strategy for California’s next century. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, music, pickleball, and being in the great outdoors.

 

 

 

 

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Natalie Ward
Resilient Landscapes Program Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Natalie Ward is a co-terminal master’s student with an ecology and evolution field of study.  She currently is a member of the Dirzo lab at Stanford and has previously worked on research in the lab studying conservation biology and species interaction.  She is from Berkeley, California, and is excited to work close to home this summer at San Francisco Estuary Institute, working in the Resilient Landscapes sector on projects involving land management and landscape ecology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Owen Brown
Butterfly & Moth Biodiversity and Insect Survey Intern, Smithsonian Institution

Owen is a rising senior from Paradise, California and he is majoring in earth systems along the biosphere track. Witnessing wildfires in Northern California cultivated his interest in conservation, climate change, and the natural world. At Stanford, Owen has spent his time completing coursework focused on ecology and biology, while also interning with the National Park Service in summer of 2023. He strives to do work that protects the natural world and contributes to fighting climate change. In his free time, he enjoys camping, swimming, and hiking.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sophia Haase Cox
Prairie Dogs & Black-Footed Ferrets Intern, Smithsonian Institution

Sophia Haase Cox is a senior and coterminal master’s student in biology. She is interested in ecology and evolutionary biology as well as conservation. Sophia is originally from Mill Valley, CA, and will be spending the summer working with the Smithsonian’s Zoo and National Conservation Biology Institute at the American Prairie nature preserve in Montana. She is excited to expand her knowledge of conservation biology, and to learn about prairie dogs and the prairie ecosystem!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ella Bullock-Papa
Data Analysis Intern, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Ella is a rising junior studying economics and data science. She is passionate about understanding how to leverage policy as a tool for bettering people’s lives. She believes words and data both tell powerful stories. In her free time, Ella enjoys woodworking, speed walking across campus, and creative writing.  Ella loves graphs more than anything else in this world and would perhaps die for a well-crafted spreadsheet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Janae Belk
Emergency Management Intern, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Janae Belk is a graduating senior majoring in international relations with a focus on environmental policy and international security. She’s originally from Roswell, Georgia, and grew up with a passion for environmental conservation and land stewardship. Rising environmental responses to climate change, from fires in the west to hurricanes in the east has made her eager to understand and experience how different organizations across the United States respond to major weather emergencies. This summer, she’s excited to intern with the US Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division and learn more about the federal government’s role in capacity building and emergency response to natural disasters. In her free time, she loves to read and write fantasy, draw, hike, explore new places, gush over every dog she sees, and pet every cat she meets.

 

 

 

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Emma Klemperer
Archaeology Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Emma Klemperer is a rising senior from Woodside, California studying biology and archaeology. She has a strong interest in ecology, evolution, and human-nature interactions. In particular, she is interested in understanding how humans influence the environment and how the environment influences us in return. She will be working with the Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center this summer. She is looking forward to visiting the park for the first time and learning about hands-on archaeological work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Abby Matsumoto
Museum Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Abby Matsumoto is a senior at Stanford and will graduate in June 2024 with a degree in English and a minor in digital humanities. She is from Honolulu, Hawai'i and is excited to serve as the Museum Intern for the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center in Gardiner, Montana. While she has been a lifelong avid museum patron, Abby’s interest in investigating the role and responsibilities of the museum as a vehicle for preserving cultural heritage was piqued through a previous internship with the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford. She is excited to explore the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center’s unique collection of natural history specimens, photographs, historic vehicle collection, and archeological collections. Outside of her studies, Abby loves crocheting, rocking out with the LSJUMB, and following women’s basketball.

 

 

 

 

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Gibson Holmes
Ranch Ecological & Infrastructure Monitoring Intern, Redwing Ranch

Gibson Holmes is a Stanford freshman studying earth systems and history. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Gibson seeks to continue his experiences in regenerative agriculture and conservation land management in western landscapes. Through his internship at Redwing Ranch, Gibson's role is to restore and enhance soil health by applying spatial analysis to ecological systems and irrigation infrastructure. Gibson is dedicated to ensuring that his work provides the ranch with the information needed to operate efficiently, profitably, and sustainability while also being resilient to future climate challenges. This approach reflects Gibson's belief that holistic, low-impact food production is not only beneficial for the land and its ecosystems but also crucial for fostering a healthy food system.

 

 

 

 

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Kylie Creighton
Tuolumne Meadows Interpretation Intern, Yosemite National Park

Kylie Creighton is a rising senior studying earth systems. This summer she will be interning with Tuolumne Meadows staff in Yosemite National Park, learning how to lead interpretive presentations for park guests. As an artist at heart, imagining creative connections between ecosystems like Yosemite and the visitors who enjoy them is something that fascinates and inspires her. Growing up in the Central Valley of California, Yosemite has always been a place where she and her family spent meaningful time outdoors together. She’s excited to return with a new role this summer.

 

 

 

 

Shultz Energy Fellows 

Named in honor of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, one of the most widely admired American public servants of the past half-century, the program offers a suite of paid, energy-related public service fellowships for Stanford students in California, Colorado, Utah, and Hawaii during the summer. We co-administer this program with the Precourt Institute for Energy, the Haas Center for Public Service, and Stanford in Government. Our 2024 Shultz Fellows and their placements include:

  • Dillan Saltsman - California Department of Water Resources
  • Owen Jung - Western Interstate Energy Board
  • Elijah Schacter - California ISO
  • Qile Chen - Deparment of Water Resources
  • Claire Petersen - California Energy Commission
  • Shambhavi Rathore - California Public Utilities Commission
  • Merrill Storch - California Public Utilities Commission
  • Yueer Cai - Western Interstate Energy Board

Read their bios and learn more about the Shultz Fellowship Program.

2023

2023 Cohort

 

West Summer Interns 

 

Diana Baszucki
Communications and Land Use Planning Intern, American Rivers

Diana Baszucki is a rising senior studying history with a focus in the United States. She has also enjoyed completing coursework in the Earth Systems and Creative Writing departments and believes that environmental problems are best solved through an interdisciplinary lens. At American Rivers, she looks forward to working towards river conservation and protection through an approach that honors the human connection to the environment. She grew up in Portola Valley, California.

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Young
Project Analyst Intern, Blue Forest Conservation

Hannah Young is a graduating coterminal master’s student in the Earth Systems Program, with a focus on conservation and land management. She is originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota where her passion for environmental stewardship began. Since then, she has spent the last few years living and working through the Sierra Nevada building on this passion. This summer, Hannah is excited to put her interdisciplinary background to work through the innovative projects at Blue Forest. In her free time, you’ll likely find Hannah on a bike or with her nose in a good book. 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Winn
Source Water Initiative Intern, California Trout

Emily Winn is a member of the Class of 2025 majoring in Environmental Systems Engineering with a focus on energy. She is originally from Denver, Colorado and will be joining California Trout in Mt. Shasta this summer to focus on their Source Water Initiative. Emily is interested in creating sustainable water and energy systems for the 21st century. If not working or hanging out with friends Emily can be found biking, running, or skiing around Colorado or California.

 

 

 

 

 

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Serena Turner
Intern, Deschutes Land Trust

Serena Turner is a rising junior from Phoenix, Arizona. She is majoring in the neuroscience track of Symbolic Systems and minoring in Earth Systems with a focus on sustainability. Passionate about human-environmental interactions, she wants to make great strides in the realm of sustainability. At Stanford, Serena is an athlete on the varsity beach volleyball team and a member of Cardinal Community. Additionally, this past year she co founded the Stanford chapter of Sprout Up, an environmental education program for 1st and 2nd graders. In her free time, you can find her on an adventure out exploring nature. She cannot wait to learn from and make a difference at the DLT! 

 

 

 

 

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Lucia Quintanar
Hispanic Outreach Intern, Glacier National Park Conservancy

Lucia is a rising junior at Stanford University majoring in Product Design and minoring in Art Study. As a lover of camping and backpacking, she cherishes our natural world for everything it has to offer and hopes to make this space more inclusive and accessible for everyone to experience its wonder. She has worked towards this goal by establishing outdoor education clubs at high schools in the bay, in which students can learn the skills necessary to plan and lead camping trips. She is now very excited to expand this type of inclusion work as the Hispanic Outreach intern at Glacier National Park. In her free time, Lucia enjoys crocheting, sewing, silversmithing, and going to the beach.

 

 

 

Fiona Sandi
Social Media Internship, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Fiona is a senior at Stanford and will graduate with a degree in communication. She is from Miami, Florida and plans to live in Paraguay for two years, working as a volunteer for the Peace Corps. Through prior internship experience and class projects, Fiona has explored the world of video production and digital journalism. She’s very excited to combine content creation with her love for the environment. In her free time, you can find Fiona doing yoga outside, drinking iced coffee at Tresidder, or going on long road trips with her friends.

 

 

 

 

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Eva Jones
Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

Eva Jones is a rising sophomore studying Environmental Systems Engineering with a focus in freshwater systems. She is also double majoring in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, studying Queer and Feminist Histories. Eva is from a small town in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, which cultivated their interest in restorative, equitable land management. Before working with the Bill Lane Center, they conducted a literature review of Western-Indigenous Co-management within U.S. federal lands in order to find paths of successful managerial relationships and policies to powerfully integrate tribal communities and knowledge into public land management. Eva wants to build nature-based solutions that work with the incredible ingenuity of evolutionary biology to support diverse, healthy communities (human and non-human alike). They are ecstatic to begin this work with the Henry’s Fork Foundation as a Hydrology Intern, assessing and analyzing watershed patterns to predict streamflow responses. In her free time in Ashton, Eva is excited to fish, bike, and play guitar.

 

Kyla Figueroa
Marketing and Development Intern, Heyday Books

Kyla Figueroa is a rising senior at Stanford, majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing (prose track) and a minor in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. At school, she writes for The Stanford Daily and does student theater with various clubs, including restarting Latinos in Theater to center Latino storytelling and artists on campus. Her favorite word “tsundoku,” which is a Japanese term used to describe a person who owns a lot of unread literature because she relates, but she is slowly getting through the shelves. This summer, she will be seeing the behind the scenes of working as Marketing and Development Intern at Heyday. She hopes to learn more about the indie publishing scene in the Bay Area and is excited to work on projects central to her home state. 

 

 

 

Hana Doueiri
Culturally Responsive Curriculum Intern, Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN)

Hana Doueiri is a sophomore studying political science and education at Stanford. She is from Southern California in San Bernardino. She loves gardening and baking. This summer, she will be interning at the Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) in Ellensburg, Washington. Hana aspires to go into the education field, so she is excited to be spending time with youth while teaching them about the outdoors!

 

 

 

 

Harry Katz
Elections Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

Harry Katz is a rising senior at Stanford pursuing a degree in American Studies with a focus on Appalachian and Southern labor history. Originally born in Las Vegas, Harry spent much of his life bouncing around the American West, the Upper South, and New England before finally settling down in rural Ashland, Virginia. Outside of his studies, Harry can be found hiking the Dish, volunteering with the United Farm Workers, or rifling through the free books bench at Margaret Jacks Hall. A passionate scholar of American populism and the Progressive Era, Harry is thrilled to be researching ballot referendums and election security and accessibility with the National Conference of State Legislatures this summer. 

 

 

 

Carly Taylor
Media Arts Intern, Natural History Institute

Carly Taylor is a recent graduate from Cold Spring, Kentucky. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature with a concentration in French, and she is looking forward to serving as the Media Arts Intern for the Natural History Institute in Prescott, Arizona. After growing up exploring the beauty of Appalachia, Carly is excited for this new opportunity to fall in love with Arizona’s Mogollon Highlands region. She hopes to use her content marketing skills and creative vision to help this local nonprofit reach new audiences online and further their mission of integrating the arts, humanities, and sciences. In her free time, Carly writes poetry and fiction and reviews books on her Instagram @unsolicitedbookpics.

 

 

 

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Adriana Zhang
Intern, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Adrianna Zhang is a rising sophomore pursuing a BA in Public Policy and Urban Studies. Through growing up around grassroots organizing and passionate policy discussions in San Francisco, she developed a passion for writing policy and organizing for social justice. She loves engaging with her community in the San Francisco Bay Area through policy writing and through exploring SF’s best restaurants in her free time. She is excited to intern in Sacramento with the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom. 

 

 

 

 

 

Vrinda Suresh
Resilient Landscapes Program Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Vrinda Suresh just completed a coterminal degree in Earth Systems after finishing her undergraduate studies in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Science Communication. She's interested in biodiversity conservation, ecological restoration and stewardship, and working with spatial data. She has done research and projects focusing on niche partitioning of local bat species, and management of invasive plant species. In the next few years, she hopes to work more on spatial analysis in service of local conservation and land management. She’s from the East Bay and in her free time she likes to read, draw, hike, climb, and look at plants. She has a dog named Jelly Bean. 

 

 
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Amanda Campos
Conservation Outreach Intern, Santa Lucia Conservancy

Amanda Campos (she/her) is a rising sophomore double majoring in the Earth Systems Program and public policy. Born in the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she moved to São Paulo when she was 3 years old and then to South Florida when she was 13. Despite growing up amidst gray skyscrapers, she has loved nature since little, gardening and going on nature trips whenever possible. She is eager to participate in the environmental nonprofit world as an intern at the Santa Lucia Conservancy in Carmel-By-The-Sea. Through this opportunity, she wants to learn more about the ecology of central California, increase environmental awareness in the community, and contribute to the protection of biodiversity in the invaluable Santa Lucia Preserve.

 

 

 

Jane Lord-Krause
Intern, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Jane Lord-Krause is a rising junior from Seattle, Washington. She is double majoring in mathematics and American Studies with a prospective minor in modern languages. She loves reading, hiking, rock climbing, sewing, and eating good food. On campus, Jane works to plan Stanford Powwow and lives in the Native American dorm, Muwekma. She eventually hopes to become a federal lawyer. This summer, she will be interning with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to learn about quantitative government work.

 

 

 

 

Tesfa Madhin
Intern, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tesfa Madhin is a rising junior at Stanford pursuing a degree in international relations with a primary specialization in environmental policy. Coming from the Los Angeles area, he has always enjoyed the variety of ecosystems available to explore in his region and is passionate about conservation and mitigating the harmful effects of climate change. He is excited to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help develop solutions to the pressing environmental challenges our society faces. In his free time, Tesfa enjoys going on runs, studying history, and traveling.

 

 

 

 

Tida Rau
Sustainable Waters Intern, Washington Water Trust

Tida Rau is a rising senior at Stanford University majoring in the Earth Systems Program (with a focus in sustainable food and agriculture) and minoring in public policy. At present, she eagerly awaits the start of her summer internship with Washington Water Trust, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of Washington’s waterways. While there, she hopes to develop her ability to communicate with and navigate relevant stakeholders involved in river and stream health. Tida believes this ability will be integral to a career in furthering the food sovereignty of her Indigenous communities. When she’s not engaged in her studies, she can be found crouched down looking for neat rocks; beading; or hiking a trail within the Columbia River Gorge, the place in which she calls home. 

 

 

Jayela Lopez
Archeology Program Internship, Yellowstone National Park

Jayela Lopez is a rising senior at Stanford majoring in archaeology and biology. She is from Alexandria, Virginia, but grew up moving around South America. Her interests are in ecological archaeology and the historic cultural relationships between people and their environments. Specifically, she is interested in the archaeology of Latin America and the African Diaspora. She is extremely excited to be interning with Yellowstone National Park in their archaeology program. She can’t wait to visit this national park for the first time and experience archaeological field work. She is also looking forward to getting to meet other university students with similar interests while completing this internship.

 

 

 

Elisabeth Westermann
Museum Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Elisabeth Westermann is a rising sophomore majoring in history and economics. Her academic interests are wide-ranging and include revolutionary and early republican America, the role of student leaders in the Civil Rights Movement, and the history of conservation. She is also interested in engaging broad audiences in history through film and public exhibitions. Outside of class she enjoys reading, writing Arts & Life articles for the Stanford Daily, running, and exploring the Bay Area’s incredible outdoor spaces. She could not be more excited about pursuing historical research and education at the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center this summer.

 

 

 

Shultz Energy Fellows 

Named in honor of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, one of the most widely admired American public servants of the past half-century, the program offers a suite of paid, energy-related public service fellowships for Stanford students in California, Colorado, Utah, and Hawaii during the summer. We co-administer this program with the Precourt Institute for Energy, the Haas Center for Public Service, and Stanford in Government. Our 2023 Shultz Fellows and their placements include:

  • Jack Rehnborg - Western Interstate Energy Board
  • Chloe Romero - California ISO
  • Julio Contreras - Western Electricity Coordinating Council
  • Ye Zheng - California Department of Water Resources
  • Camden Burk - California Energy Commission
  • Jillian Anderson - California Public Utilities Commission
  • Abhishek Kumar - California Air Resources Board

Read their bios and learn more about the Shultz Fellowship Program here.

 

2022

2022 Cohort

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"West" Summer Interns 
 

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Ariella Chichilnisky du Lac
Project Development Intern, Blue Forest Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kiara Fufunan
Intern, Natural History Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theodore Gress
Resilient Landscapes Program Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sydney Guthrie
California River and Water Policy Intern, American Rivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahmad Koya-Oyefuwa
Skyline Forest Conservation Intern, Deschutes Land Trust

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Liu
Planning and Policy Intern, US Army Corps of Engineers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Malia Maxwell
Marketing and Development Intern, Heyday Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Katherine Nolan
Conservation Outreach Intern, Santa Lucia Conservancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chloe Romero
Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eleanor Schroeder
Elections Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Unur
Internet and Social Media Assistant, Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jasmine Wheeler
Museum Intern, Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

​Summer 2021 "West" Interns

Jada Hallman
Marketing and Development Intern, Heyday Publishing
 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Hill
Museum Intern, Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center
 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Jordan
Elections Policy Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures
 

 

 

 

 

 

Clara Kieschnick
Reslilient Landscape Programs Intern, San Fancisco Estuary Institute
 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Macintosh
Intern, The Natural History Institute
 
 

 

 

 

 

Mario Nicolas
Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park Archives
 
 

 

 

 

 

Iris Osorio-Villatoro
Curator of Collections Intern, Yosemite National Park Museum
 

 

 

 

 

 

Naomi Ray

Naomi Ray
Water Innovation Intern, Washington Water Trust
 

 

 

 

 

 

Tania Rojas
Communication Intern, Glacier National Park Conservancy
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sydney Schmitter
Education and Interpretive Center Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation
 

 

 

 

 

 

Amelia Smith
Archeology Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park Archeology Program
 

 

 

 

 

 

Shultz Energy Fellows

Carlos Ciudad-Real
California Public Utilities Commission, Office of Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma
 

 

 

 

 

Tony Cruz
California Air Resources Board
 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaitlin Highstreet
Western Electricity Coordinating Council
 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Klingaman
Department of Water Resources
 

 

 

 

 

 

Bella Meyn
Western Interstate Energy Board
 

 

 

 

 

 

Xinkun Nie
California Energy Commission, Office of Commissioner Andrew McAllister
 

 

 

 

 

 

Madalsa Singh
California Public Utilities Commission, Office of Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves

 

 

 

 

 

Mo Sodwatana
Department of Water Resources
 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2021 Interns

Theo Bamberger
Stewardship Team Leader, Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN)
 

 

 

 

 

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Julia Leal
Program Analyst Intern, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 

2020

Summer 2020

"West" Interns

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Greyson Assa '21, Earth Systems
Water Innovation Intern, Washington Water Trust

 

 

 

 

 

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Zack Boyd '21
Communication and Conservation Intern, The Henry's Fork Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

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Jess Dominick
Parks for People Intern, The Trust for Public Land

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zora Ilunga-Reed
Intern, Natural History Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Claudia Kania
Elections Policy Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

 

 

 

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Max Klotz
Research Intern, Galatée Films

 

 

 

 

 

 

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David Ludeke
Resilient Landscapes Program Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

 

 

 

 

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Cameron Tenner
Planning and Policy Intern, US Army Corps of Engineers

 

 

 

 

 

2019

Summer 2019

"West" Interns

Caroline Beckman

Parks for People Intern, Trust for Public Land

 

 

 

 

Sophia Boyd-Fliegel

Conservation Intern, Deschutes Land Trust

 

 

 

 

Anna Greene

Streamflow Restoration Policy Intern, Washington Water Trust

 

 

 

 

 Maxwell Klotz

Conservation Ecology Field Assistant, Santa Lucia Conservancy

 

 

 

 

Jacob Kuppermann

Resilient Landscapes Program Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

 

 

 

 

Marina Luccioni

Research Intern, Galatée Films

 

 

 

 

 

Theresa Nelson

Elections Policy Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

 

 

 

 Theiline Pigott

Curatorial Intern, Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center

 

 

 

 

Julie Plummer

Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park

 

 

 

 

 

Ilinca Popescu

Aquatics Resources Conservation Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

 

 

 

 

Melina Walling

Intern, Natural History Institute

 

 

 

 

Stanford Energy Internships in California and Colorado

 EJ Baik

Graduate intern, California Public Utility Commission, Office of Commissioner Cliff Rechtstaffen

 

 

 

 

Yulia Chen

Graduate Intern, Western Electricity Coordinating Council

 

 

 

 

 Tristan Krueger

Undergraduate Intern, Western Interstate Energy Board

 

 

 

 

Matt Miccioli

Graduate Intern, California Energy Commission, Office of Commissioner Douglas

 

 

 

 

Scott Jespersen

Graduate Intern, Department of Water Resources

 

 

 

 

Kevin Zhu

Graduate Intern, Department of Water Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2018

Summer 2018

"West" Interns

Zach Clayton

Software and Web Development Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

 

 

 

 

Whitney Francis

Public Grants and Policy Intern, Trust for Public Land

 

 

 

 

TJ Francisco

Conservation Ecology Field Assistant, Santa Lucia Conservancy

 

 

 

 

Kerstin Heinrich

Curatorial Intern, Yellowstone National Park

 

 

 

 

Nick Mascarello

Resilient Landscapes Program Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

 

 

 

 

Victoria Mendez

Parks for People Program Internship, Trust for Public Land

 

 

 

 

Nineveh O'Connell

GIS-geographer Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

 

 

 

 

Callan Showers

Research Intern, Galatée Films

 

 

 

 

Eliza Steffen

Elections Policy Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

 

 

 

Emily Wilson

Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park

 

 

 

 

Maggie Wood

Planning and Policy Intern, US Army Corps of Engineers

 

 

 

 

Hannah Zimmerman

Legislative Strengthening Center Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

 

 

Stanford Energy Internships in California and Colorado

Carlos Ciudad-Real

Undergraduate Intern, California Independent System Operator

 

 

 

 

Carly Eckstrom

Undergraduate Intern, Western Interstate Energy Board

 

 

 

 

Sheila Gao

Graduate Intern, California Public Utilties Commission, Office of Commissioner Cliff Rechtstaffen

 

 

 

 

Michelle Solomon

Graduate Intern, California Energy Commission, Office of Commissioner Janea Scott

 

 

 

 

Barrett Travis

Graduate Intern, Department of Water Resources

 

 

 

 

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2017

Summer 2017

"West" Interns

Julia Anderson

Alcatraz Island Cultural Resources Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

 

 

 

 

Juliana Chang

Events and Marketing Intern, Heyday Publishing

 

 

 

 

Zac Espinosa

Environmental Modeling Intern, Henry’s Fork Foundation

 

 

 

 

Alessandro (Sandro) Hall

Archaeology Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

 

 

 

 

Tish Johnston

Museum Intern, Yosemite National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 Nate Marshall

Community Conservation Program Intern, Trust for Public Land

 

 

 

 

 

Catie Mong

Conservation Ecology Field Assistant, Santa Lucia Conservancy

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Rodriguez

Elections Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

 

 

 

 

 Amelia Shin-May Traylor

Curatorial Intern, Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center

 

 

 

 

 

Miranda Vogt

Resilient Landscapes Program Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

 

 

 

 

2016

Summer 2016

"West" Interns

Top row: Emily Santhanam, Seth Chambers, Rachel Lam, Justin Appleby; Middle row: Emilia Schrier, Jaclyn Marcatili, Kate Roberts, Courtney Pal; Bottom row: Julia Goolsby, Sarah Flamm, Iain Espey, Princess Umodu Not pictured: Caroline Spears (Click image to enlarge)
LocationTopicIntern
Henry's Fork FoundationEnvironmental Modeling InternshipJustin Appleby
Heyday BooksSales and Marketing InternshipIain Espey
San Francisco Estuary InstituteResilient Landscapes Program InternshipKate Roberts
Yellowstone National ParkArchaeology InternshipSeth Chambers
Yellowstone National ParkCuratorial InternshipEmily Santhanam
Yosemite National ParkArchives & Records Management InternshipEmilia Schrier
Yosemite National ParkMuseum InternshipRachel Lam
National Conference of State LegislaturesLegislative Studies InternshipPrincess Umodu
Trust for Public LandGovernment Affairs InternshipSarah Flamm
Trust for Public LandClimate-Smart Cities InternshipCaroline Spears
Santa Lucia ConservancyAdaptive Management and Conservation InternshipJulia Goolsby
Pacific Northwest National Scenic TrialTrail and Community Development InternshipCourtney Pal
Golden Gate National Recreation AreaHistoric Landscape Documentation InternJaclyn Marcatili

 

2015

Summer 2015

Michael Gioia '17
Legislative Studies Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

Sam Klotz '16
Curatorial Intern, Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center

Maya Lorey '18
Historic Preservation Intern, Alcatraz, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Monica Masiello '15
Sales and Marketing Intern, Heyday Books

Tyler McIntosh '16
Resilient Landscapes Program Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute 

Christina Morrisett '15
Environmental Modeling Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

Katie Petway '18
Historic Preservation Intern, Fort Mason, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Savannah Pham '18
Archives and Records Management Intern, Yosemite Land Resource Office

Isabella Robbins '17
Museum Intern, Yosemite Museum

Peter Salazar '15
Archeology Intern, Yellowstone National Park

2014

Taylor Burdge '16
Research and Restoration Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

Kristine Chen '16
Marketing and Events Intern, Heyday Books

Heather Glenny '16
Museum Intern, Yosemite National Park

Tori Greenen '15
Stewardship Conservation Intern, Peninsula Open Space Trust

Melanie Langa '16
Archeology Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Justin Lin '16
Ballot Measures Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

Fiona Noonan '17
Curatorial Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Alexandra Peers '13
Historical Ecology Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Kristen Stipanov '16
Archives and Records Management Intern, Yosemite National Park

2013

Emmerich Anklam '15
Marketing and Events Intern, Heyday Books

Kevin Chow '13
Museum Technician Intern, Yosemite National Park Museum

Yoseph Desta '14
Elections Intern, National Conference of State Legislatures

Meghan Gewehrt '13
Archaeology Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Maddie Graham '15
Curatorial Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Chau Ho '13
Restoration Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

Caroline Hodge '13
Stewardship Conservation Intern, POST

Kate Kramon '15
Historical Wildlife Population Intern, American Prairie Preserve

Rachel Powell '13
Historical Ecology Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Zachary Zapata '16
Archives and Records Management Intern, Yosemite National Park Archives

2012

Michelle Berry
American Prairie Foundation

Sandy Chang
Heyday Books

Molly O'Connor
Yosemite National Park Museum

Donny Perret
Yellowstone Archeology

Jenny Rempel
San Francisco Estuary Institute

Nessarose Schear
Henry's Fork Foundation

Quinn Walker
Yellowstone Museum

2011

Carlee Brown
Western Governors Association

Spencer Castro
Yosemite Museum

Kimberly Gibson
Big Sur Land Trust

Kelsey Grousbeck
Committee for Green Foothills

Olivia Jackson
Oakland Museum

Maika Nicholson
San Francisco Estuary Institute

Emily Pollock
Seattle City Light

Chris Rurik
Yellowstone Museum

Heidi Trenholm
Henry's Fork Foundation

Beth Wylie
Peninsula Open Space Trust

2010

Summer 2010

Anthony Aerts '10
San Francisquito Watershed Ecology Intern, Committee for Green Foothills

Joe Burg '10
Intern, Sunset Magazine

Bea Gordon '10
Online News Intern, New West

Sydney Gulbronson '11
Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park Archives

Rebecca LaGrandeur '11
Museum Collections Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Rachael Monosson '11
Watershed Conservation Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

Lauren Palumbi '10
Natural History Data Visualization Intern, Oakland Museum

Melissa Runsten '10
Historical Ecology Program Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Chris Rurik '11
Historical Geography Research Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Cristina Smith '11
Archeology Intern, Yosemite National Park

Darienne Turner '11
Museum Program Intern, Yosemite National Park

Elizabeth Wessels '10
Archeology Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

2009

Summer 2009

Emily Bookstein 
Marin Headlands Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Ana Deaconu
Comprehensive Planning and Design Intern, Yosemite National Park

Eva Glasrud
Archeology Intern, Yosemite National Park

Annemarie Golz
Watershed Conservation Intern, Henry's Fork Foundation

Katie Jones
Historical Law Intern, Alexander, Berkey, Williams & Weathers, LLP

Matt Jones
Woodcarving Intern, Northwest Woodcarving

Travis Koch
Journalism Intern, New West

Daniel Kramer
Marin Headlands Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

John Kyed
Museum Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Jairo Marshall
Museum Program Intern, Yosemite National Park

Alec Norton
Historical Ecology Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Melanie Reynard
Media Intern, New American Media

Alan Ruiz
Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park

Rebecca Schwartz
Comprehensive Planning and Design Intern, Yellowstone National Park

2008

Summer 2008

Samantha Azure
History Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Panayiota Christidis
Ocean Beach Esplanade and Seawall Research Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Cristina Cordova
Media Intern, New American Media

Blair Green
Archives and Museum Intern, Yosemite National Park

Ali Guio
Archeology Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Katie Jones
Historical Law Intern, Alexander, Berkey, Williams & Weathers, LLP

Matt Jones
Intern, Northwest Woodcarving Internship

Carla Pugliese
Museum Program Intern, Yosemite National Park

Melanie Reynard
Media Intern, New American Media

Bronwen Stanford
Historical Ecology Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Chuck Stern
Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park

Bonnie Swift
Point Lobos Marine Lookout Station Research Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

2007

Summer 2007

Amy Bonilla
Media Intern, New American Media

Julia Coff
Marketing and Visitor Information Intern, American Prairie Foundation

Bernard Funk
Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park

Justine Lai
Golden Gate China Beach Program Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Jack Loveridge
History, Architecture and Landscapes Program Intern

Megan McCurdy
Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park

Aimee Miles
Ethnography Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Carla Pugliese
Museum Collections Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Alan Ruiz
Environmental Planning and Compliance Intern, Yosemite National Park

Andrea Runyan
Ethnography Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Brendan Selby
Archeology Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Milton Solorzano
History, Architecture and Landscapes Program Intern

Peter Wright
Archeology Intern, Yosemite National Park

Winter 2007

Luise Richter
Yosemite's Structure and Textures, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

Fall 2007

Alison Whipple
Historical Ecology Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

2006

Summer 2006

Erin Beller
History, Architecture, and Landscapes Program Intern, Yosemite National Park

Jackson Brossy
Historical Law Intern, Alexander Berkey, Williams & Weathers, LLP

Mollie Chapman
Ethnography Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Zach Dembo
Archeology Intern, Yosemite National Park

Elizabeth Hira
Museum Collections and Archives Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Hannah Larkin
Ethnography Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Elspeth Olson
Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park

Robin Pam
History, Architecture, and Landscapes Program Intern, Yosemite National Park

Nick Parker
Museum Program Intern, Yosemite National Park

Brian Quinn
Archeology Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Lulu Richter
Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park

Jenna Tonn
Archives Intern, Yosemite National Park

Jordan Wappler
U.S.S. San Francisco Memorial Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Matt Woodbury
Buffalo Soldiers National Historic Trial Intern, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

2005

Summer 2005

Laura Driscoll
Archeology Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Paloma Hill
Ethnography Program Intern, Yellowstone National Park

Elise-Marie Menke
Research Department Intern, Sunset Magazine

Ryan McWilliams
Museum Collections and Archives Internships, Yellowstone National Park

Jeff Morgan
Museum Collections and Archives Internships, Yellowstone National Park