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PPA Internships - 2005

Anthropology

Nathan Brody, Anthropology, interned with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office in Pomona.  He assisted with criminal prosecutions and conducted research for one of the District Attorneys on Shaken Baby Syndrome. 

Biology

Lisa Parrillo, Biology, worked for Casa Colina, a rehabilitation hospital that is mostly focused on physical therapy.  Lisa worked with the research department on a project that restructured a health risk assessment interview.  

Lauren Shaw, Biology, worked with Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.  Lauren synthesized information on Garden events, conducted research on horticulture therapy, and helped with native plant sales and educational sessions.

Benjamin Spector, Biology, worked for Compassion Net, an organization that provides portable health clinics to the uninsured and working poor.  Benjamin acted as a project manager for a new health clinic in Pomona.  He contacted community organizations to recruit their support, designed a system for patient flow at the clinic, and assisted doctors at the health clinic. 

Economics

Jessica Isaacs, Economics (Scripps College), interned at the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice in Riverside.  She helped to write grants to promote community participation in environmental issues such as air and water pollution. 

Shana Yu, Economics, interned at the Children's School at Claremont McKenna College.  Shana worked as a teacher's assistant in the first and second grade classroom. 

Politics

Megan Cribbs, Politics, worked with the Summer Scholars Enrichment Program at Pomona College - a summer program that seeks to educate first-generation college students, students of color, and students from low socio-economic backgrounds about their opportunities for higher education.  Megan assisted with the development of the program and with the creation of a database of local high schools. 

Becca Gourley, Politics, interned with Sycamore Elementary School in Claremont.  Becca researched and contacted other multi-age elementary schools to assist the principal in establishing a coalition of similar schools.  She also spent time in a 4-5-6 grade classroom.

Katherine Moskop, Politics, interned with Public Counsel, a public interest law firm that provides pro bono legal services to several different segments of the LA population.  Katherine worked in the Homelessness Law Prevention Project.  She processed applications, attended Homeless Court sessions, and participated in legal aid clinics at homeless shelters. 

James Solomon, Politics, interned with Vista Elementary School in Claremont.  He was a teacher's aide in a fourth and fifth grade class.  He tutored students, taught lessons to small groups of students, and graded assignments. 

Alexandra Wakeman, Politics, worked with Uncommon Good, a non-profit agency based in Claremont that provides social, educational and medical services to low-income and homeless children as well as a loan-forgiveness program for law and medical professional who work in public clinics.  She developed grant proposals, gave organizational support, recruited mentors/tutors, planned fundraising events, and assisted the Development Director with research and solicitation letters.

Psychology

Gabriel Audant, Psychology, interned with the Ontario-Montclair School District in the Curriculum Planning Department.  He designed pacing guides and grade-specific tests in cooperation with ETS and prepared resource materials for teachers.  Gabriel also had the opportunity to work with children at a local elementary school, providing individual instruction to both advanced and remedial students. 

Erin Haley, Psychology, worked at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  Erin worked with the Arts for All Project, which provides a series of policy changes and educational initiatives to institutionalize a comprehensive arts education in LA County School Districts.  Among other tasks, Erin conducted research for an online technical assistance database. 

Sociology

Veronica Rebal, Sociology, interned with the Healthy Start/Youth and Family Support Center - a school-based resource and referral agency that assists low-income students and their families.  Veronica shadowed community workers, reorganized the office intake system, updated the office resource and protocol manual, and provided research and project development support for community workers.

Julia Unruhe, Sociology, interned with the Inland Valley Council of Churches.  The mission of the IVCC is to empower people through feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and counseling those in need.  Julia coordinated fundraising events, contacted member churches, and did intake at the food bank. 

Science Technology and Sociology

Matthew Anderson, Science, Technology, and Society, interned at the Pomona Self-Help Legal Access Center, assisting unrepresented litigants with family and tenant law matters. 

Other Concentrations

Kameelah Rasheed, Africa/Diaspora, worked for the LA Chapter of Critical Resistance, an organization that seeks to reduce the need for policing and incarceration.  Kameelah developed the curriculum to be taught to recently imprisoned women living in a transitional home, developed outreach materials, and drafted elements of the ‘No New Jails' proposal.