WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- We thought you would enjoy seeing the kinds of opportunites some Eph athletes have availed of this summer with these mini bios written by the athletes. We invited members from each Eph varsity team to submit a 100-word mini bio.
As you will see the Williams Career Center and the Williams Alumni Network, which serve all Eph students, are key players in making a plethora of opportunites available each summer. Eph athletes are studying or working in at least 17 countries this summer.
Below you will find 91 mini summer bios
(100 words or less) from 45 female athletes
and 46 male athletes representing all 32
Eph varsity teams.
Dylan Millson – Junior – Wrestling – Durham, N.C.
This summer, I am doing research in the lab of Dr. Benjamin Bitler at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. My project focuses on the role of cholesterol in treatment resistance of ovarian cancers -- specifically, does treatment with statins make chemotherapy and targeted treatments more effective, and if so, how? The goal of this work is to help initiate a clinical trial. In my free time, I get to explore the Denver area and hike in the Rocky Mountains. This work has fueled my passion for oncology and motivated me to pursue a career in academic medicine.
Chloe Henderson – Junior – Tennis – Las Vegas, Nev.
I'm interning for the VP of Marketing at the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Las Vegas, working on projects to raise money and awareness of the second leading cause of cancer death among men. I'm a Biology major, but not pre-med, so this internship is a cool merge of both a science and non-science job that I hope to pursue in the future. I'm also doing Harvard's online business school program through a grant provided by a Williams alum. I workout with my mom before work and play tennis with my sister (Georgetown) throughout the week to prepare for next season.
Brendan Kiernan – Sophomore – Wrestling -- Wayland. Mass.
This summer, I am working at Russell's Nursery in Wayland, Mass. I work in the nursery yard, loading, receiving, and maintenance. This experience is giving me an education in horticulture as well as valuable training in customer service, and an appreciation for physical labor. I am wrestling at Metrowest United and Taurus Specialty Training in preparation for the 2018-19 season, and will be competing in the open division of the Bay State Games this July. I will be returning to campus in late August to complete my WOOLF leader training, and look forward to meeting the incoming freshmen.
Ben Morton – Senior – Wrestling – Evanston, Ill.
I'm interning this summer in San Francisco with VISA. This opportunity came about after I had a phone conversation with a Williams alum and VISA Senior VP Laura Nadler about a start up I was working on while I was abroad in Sweden. Although my start up never got off the ground, our conversation further progressed and she thought I'd be a great fit for a marketing internship in their finance department. I'll be working on the marketing budget helping a team decide where to allocate funds for the upcoming year based on the success of the current year's campaigns.
Sarah Hollinger – Senior – Soccer – Essex Fells, N.J.
I am working as a summer analyst at Luminate Capital in San Francisco. Luminate is a private equity fund specializing in middle stage software companies. This is definitely a great way to break into Silicon Valley from an investing perspective. I'm excited to be a part of a small team where I'll get to touch both the financial and operational sides of the business. Eph alumni on the west coast have also welcomed me warmly! As I get ready for my upcoming season, I play pick-up soccer weekly and train before work.
Evan Carr – Senior – Skiing – Manlius, N.Y.
This summer I am in Sweden and Finland doing research with a Williams Summer Fellowship. This generous fellowship allows me to pursue my interests in the politics and ethics of tourism and study the impact that indigenous people are having on tourism. I will be talking with indigenous Sami people who work in tourism, using tourism to spur economic development in their communities, and educate others about their culture on their terms. I will explore the forests of northern Scandinavia on foot and on roller skis, between workouts at the Finnish Olympic Training Center, in preparation for the upcoming ski season!
Madison Feeney – Senior – Soccer – Burlington, Vt.
I'm interning in the marketing department at athenahealth, a health tech company in Boston providing cloud-based services for health care practices and hospitals. As an Economics and Biology major, I was a little nervous entering a marketing role, but have found this environment really embraces teaching, learning, training sessions, and I feel very comfortable. I work out at the gym next door to our office, run steps at Harvard every Wednesday at 6:30 a.m., and I'm playing in a summer league in Somerville. It's the perfect balance of hard work inside and outside of the office.
Ingrid Thyr – Junior – Skiing – Minneapolis, Minn.
I am spending this summer researching sustainable water management and making a podcast about it in New Zealand through a summer travel fellowship from Williams. I am spending four weeks in Dunedin working with a researcher at the University of Otago and four weeks in Wanaka, a small town in the mountains in the watershed I will be focusing on. It will be winter in New Zealand while I'm there and I'm excited to get in some on-snow ski training!
Emily Chang – Junior – Basketball – Newton, Mass.
I'm working as a research assistant for Williams alum Dr. Nina Freund '86, who is a child psychiatrist and on the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College (NYC). A small group of Williams students and I are studying the escalating use of e-cigarettes and its effects on the adolescent mind, as well as strategies for prevention, and education. As a biology/psychology double major, this opportunity allows me to combine my two fields of study as a means of helping others. In the evenings, I lift and do skill training alongside former teammates who are also collegiate basketball players.
Korrina Garfield – Senior – Lacrosse – Wellesley, Mass.
This summer I am doing research at Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. Along with other undergraduate and legal students, my research spans climate-change-related topics in both domestic and international policy and law. At Williams, I am a double major in Environmental Studies and Art History with a concentration in Justice and Law, so this internship aligns well with my interests while giving me insight into what a potential career in law would look like.
Suzanna Penikis – Senior – Lacrosse – Swarthmore, Pa.
This summer I'm working at Fidelity Investments' headquarters in Boston as a systems analyst, and working closely with the UX (User Experience) team. Essentially, we design and improve software to make it logical and easy to use. As a Computer Science and Economics double major, it's perfect for my mix of skills in programming, data analytics, and problem solving. I am also lucky to have all of BU's facilities to expedite my recovery from recent injury. I go to physical therapy there, bike, swim, and lift at their gym, and even have a field and wall for wall ball.
Kristina Alvarado – Senior – Soccer/Softball – Murietta, Calif.
I am working at Camp Merriwood in Orford, New Hampshire as a director of land sports and cabin counselor. I am teaching girls from ages 8 to 15 skills in a variety of land sports, as well as skills in swimming, art, and even drama. It is really rewarding to watch so many girls grow in different areas of athletics and learn that they can excel at whatever they put their minds to. I also individually work on my own soccer skills and fitness before daily activities to prepare for the upcoming soccer season.
Jaylan Fraser-Mines – Sophomore - Cross Country/Track & Field – Tyngsboro, Mass.
I'm interning at Janji, a new running apparel brand that donates 10% of its sales to fund clean water projects. I'm working with four other people (two who were NCAA DIII runners) and get to immerse myself in all aspects of the business. I'm responsible for recruiting customers for their membership program, but I also attend design meetings and help with advertising! I'm learning a lot about what makes a small business successful, especially one that has a positive impact on the world. When not working, I'm training for the XC season, sometimes testing new products on my runs.
Nick Gardner – Senior – Skiing – Stillwater, Minn.
I'm leading adolescents on canoe trips in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota and backpacking trips in the America West. I create space for young men to be both emotional and tough at the same time, and a space to practice respect, empathy, and leadership. I'm especially excited for a 26-night hiking trip in the rugged Willmore Range of the Canadian Rockies with five 17-year-old dudes. When I'm not taking young men into the woods I pound the pavement to get fit for the upcoming ski season, which is sure to be historic both on and off the trails.
Desmond Butler – Senior – Football – Los Angeles, Calif.
This summer I am working as a Strategic Alliances and Entertainment intern at Caruso, a privately held real estate company with a portfolio of retail and mixed-use properties. I am grateful to South Central Noonan Scholars for aiding me in making the right connections and helping me receive an interview. To prepare for the football season, I lift and run either at my high school or a gym/park close to The Grove, one of Caruso's retail centers and its headquarters where I work day-to-day.
Mitchell Morris – Senior – Cross Country – Cape Elizabeth, Maine
I'm in New York working for an "international strategic consultancy," a group that works with governments and individuals from all over the world to help them with their international relations problems. Every day I work with clients from a different part of the world, and I'm learning a lot from the experience. Outside of work I'm training for my senior cross country season, and although running in the city is very different from Williamstown or my native Maine, in New York there's never a shortage of other runners out there to keep you motivated.
Emma Ticknor – Junior – Field Hockey – Madison, N.J.
This summer I am running a hiking program in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, which is exciting as an Environmental Studies major. I lead backpacking trips that range from one day to two weeks out in the woods, where we hike up to 20-25 miles per day. As the head leader, I am also responsible for training the other leaders in outdoor survival skills and ensuring that they have sufficient knowledge of the hikes we lead, and for facilitating a smooth staff dynamic. I will also be playing field hockey in a local league and lifting.
Lexi Jones – Senior – Basketball – Wellesley, Mass.
I'm working at a public charter school in Brooklyn, N.Y. called Ascend. I'm teaching 5th-grade math and an elective on public speaking and speech writing. This has been one of the most rewarding opportunities I've had because it's given me the privilege of impacting the lives of a lot of amazing young people. Many of the students are from very underprivileged backgrounds and seeing them grow as people and students has been an honor. This fellowship has taught me a lot about myself and has given me a whole new level of appreciation for the educational opportunities I've had.
Austin Thomas – Senior – Football – Anaheim, Calif.
This summer I am interning for Barclays as an investment banking summer analyst in the New York City office. It has been an amazing experience and I relish the opportunity to work with a fantastic team called Private Capital Markets. Williams has done an unbelievable job preparing me for this internship and I could not be any more grateful.
Caroline Conforti – Junior – Swimming & Diving – Slingerlands, N.Y.
This summer I am interning on Capitol Hill for Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, the representative of New York State's 21st Congressional District. Working for the youngest Congresswoman ever elected has been an informative experience as I've been able to observe how young women can pursue an influential career in politics. The Congresswoman and her office staff have become mentors to me, as my work includes aiding constituents and delineating foreign affairs legislation. Additionally, giving tours of the Capitol building has allowed me to understand the interworking's of Congress and has reaffirmed my desire to pursue a career in public office.
Benjamin Lebowitz – Junior –Tennis – Boston, Mass.
This summer I am working at a real estate start up in NYC. I am an intern doing whatever they need of me, which, because it is a startup, changes day-to-day and even hour-to-hour. I am living with a Williams soccer classmate of mine also working in the city. We cook our meals together, take the subway to work to similar spots each day, and train at the Williams Club together multiple days a week. We also both head up Manhattan together a couple days a week to play tennis and soccer respectively - tennis in Harlem, soccer at Randall's Island.
Peter Fousek – Sophomore - Crew – Rhinecliff, N.Y.
In addition to my off-season training, I'm spending this summer working in a lab at the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Research Center in Albany. There, I've designed one project that I'm now working on with the goal of determining the molecular kinetics of the role of oxidative stress in the cellular response to ricin toxin, which has thus far been unknown. Additionally, I'm working on a second research project to establish the potential efficacy of a glutathione-precursor formulation in mitigating the effects of ricin toxin exposure.
Charles Ide – Junior – Crew – Natick, Mass.
This summer, I am working at FE International, a mergers and acquisitions firm, specializing in e-commerce and software as a service business. I have been putting what I learned in my computer science and statistics courses to good work by writing scripts that automated the processing of financial data and business metrics for the brokers. Now I am working on updating our financial valuation model for specific types of businesses. Before work I row a single on the Charles River at Community Rowing, preparing for our upcoming fall season.
Emma Santucci – Senior – Field Hockey – Rye, N.Y
I'm interning in a specialist department at Christie's in New York. Working at an auction house is my dream job. I'm lucky to work with top quality artworks on a daily basis, completely fulfilling my passion for art and the art market. It's wonderful to see how many Williams College alums are at Christie's and how kind and supportive they have been to me throughout my internship. I'm very grateful for the skills I have acquired on the Williams field hockey team that have allowed me to take full advantage of my internship at Christie's!
Davis Collison – Sophomore – Track & Field – River Falls, Wisc.
I'm interning at the Performing Arts Workshop, a nonprofit in San Francisco that is working to advance equity in education by providing arts-based programming in communities that do not have access to arts education. This organization works with schools, community centers, and juvenile detention centers to help young people, from preschoolers to high school, "develop critical thinking, creative expression, and essential learning skills through the arts." I'm gaining countless valuable skills, observing how a nonprofit functions and thrives, and learning about fundraising. I'm greatly enjoying my time exploring the Bay Area, but can't wait to return to Williams this fall!
Julia Ward – Sophomore – Squash – Wilmington, Del.
This summer I have an internship at the Massachusetts Chapter Sierra Club in Boston. A big part of my internship includes attending rallies to promote clean energy and calling and emailing Massachusetts legislators and representatives to talk about clean energy bills. I have been able to learn more about the Massachusetts legal system, and how the state can take initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality. As a squash player, living in Boston is great, because there are lots of people to play with. I have been able to hit with other collegiate squash players almost everyday.
Jack Melnick – Senior – Swimming – Naples, Fla.
This summer I am working in Boston as an Analyst Intern at Spencer Stuart, a management consulting and executive recruiting firm. I have three different projects to work on, plus an opportunity to gain exposure to corporate level executives at the top firms in the country. In the mornings, I have been training and lifting at the MIT facility to stay in shape for next season.
Emily Peckham – Junior – Basketball – Howard Beach, N.Y.
This summer, I am working as an Economics Research Assistant on campus. My research focuses on how people's charitable giving decisions change as a result of anticipated tax changes. As an Economics major, I am very excited by this opportunity, as it allows me to see just one path I can take with such a diverse major. As for basketball, I am lifting three times per week, working with a basketball trainer twice a week, following a workout program given to me by my coaches, and playing in a summer league. I am really excited to get ready for the season!
Jared Booth – Junior – Lacrosse – White Plains, N.Y.
This summer I am interning at North Sound Management, a family office in Greenwich, CT with a primary focus on investing in public equities in the healthcare and biotech sectors. This internship has been extremely rewarding in giving me active experience in the finance industry and showing me the necessary skills required of an analyst. At North Sound, I've worked alongside smart and experienced analysts from whom I have learned a great deal. The work hours are long (8am to 6pm) but I have found times to get to the gym to prepare for the upcoming offseason.
Louisa Ebby – Junior – Lacrosse – Wynnewood, Pa.
This summer I'm interning at the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation and living on campus. As an intern, I am learning about land conservation and becoming involved in the local Williamstown community. I will be helping to create displays to share some of the rich history of this site with visitors. I also help with their nature education programs, which combine my love of the environment with my interest in education and is a lot of fun! After work, I train and do summer workouts to prepare for the spring season before I go abroad in the fall.
Kyle Scadlock – Senior – Basketball – Twinsburg, Ohio
I'm interning at a product design firm in Hollywood, Florida called Lime Design. The company designs, engineers, and prototypes different products for clients who have ideas for inventions. We do a lot of work with 3D printers to create the prototypes so I have been able to learn a lot about the printing process and the computer programs used to create the models. A couple of projects that I have worked on so far include a prosthetic arm that we are making for a 5-year old girl who was born without a forearm and a portable phone charger concept.
Daiana Takashima – Junior - Volleyball – Walnut Creek, Calif.
I'm training in the Bay Area as a medical scribe at CalSports & Orthopaedic Institute under Dr. Robert Eppley, the official surgeon for the UC Berkeley football team. I'm following my passion for sports medicine, which I've had the chance to pursue at Williams by being a photographer for the Athletics website, taking an Emergency Wilderness Medicine class over winter study, and playing on the volleyball team. I'm also playing volleyball with former teammates and current NESCAC volleyball players at my club facility, and coaching volleyball camps at my old club to prepare for the fall season.
Anand Butler – Senior – Squash – Philadelphia, Pa.
This summer I have the privilege of doing Economic research on campus after I was awarded the Barbara Solow Fellowship (given to support work in Economic History), enabling me to start my senior thesis over the summer. I am examining how transportation infrastructure shapes the demographic changes of major Indian metropolises – with a particular focus on how it facilitates suburbanization. This means lots of work reading and replicating related studies, and using GIS software to model geographical variables such as the Indian railroad network. It also means I get to train for squash at Williams after work every day.
Bryan Woolley – Sophomore – Baseball – Dover, N.H.
I'm working as an undergraduate research assistant with Professor Steven Miller of the Dept. of Math/Stats. The project concerns theoretical components (generalizing formulas for closed form Bayesian inferences) and applications (applying these results to various real world data sets). I will also be spending a week at a camp in Maine volunteering with the Rotary working with high school students. Later in the summer I'll be working for Star Island, a nonprofit tourist destination about 13 miles off the coast of N.H. I'm also cooking at a diner, training for baseball, and playing for the Nor'Easters in the GNCBL.
Natalie Albright – Junior – Volleyball – Burnt Hills, N.Y.
This summer I am a research intern at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research on Long Island. My lab group is under the advisement of Dr. Deutschman, a world-renowned sepsis expert. We are studying the role of mitochondrial complex II in pediatric septic shock. By evaluating the oxygen consumption in mitochondria, we hope to discover what is wrong with the ATP production due to complex II. I am training at a local college where I am staying as I prepare for the upcoming season. I have also been visiting Williams students and teammates in NYC on the weekends.
Kevin Stump – Junior – Lacrosse – Allentown, Pa.
This summer I am working for 49ers Enterprises, the investment arm of the San Francisco 49ers Organization. 49ers Enterprises engages in venture capital investing motivated by giving the organization a competitive advantage in the NFL. This internship is a unique opportunity, which allows me to combine my passion for sports with my interest in pursuing a career in finance. Being from Pennsylvania, it is also a great chance to see a different part of the country. Overall, I am extremely excited about the experience and it will certainly help me continue to pursue a career integrating finance, business, and sports.
Cam Brown – Senior – Lacrosse – Jamaica Plain, Mass.
When I was younger, my dream was to live in Los Angeles. This summer I turned that dream into a reality while interning in the business development department of a branding company called Siegel and Gale. Even though I am interning mostly with the business development office, I've been exposed to all the different departments within the company. When I leave work it's normally nice outside, so I've been going on runs around LA and Santa Monica to make sure I stay in shape.
Kristina Barry – Senior – Swimming & Diving – Chappaqua, N.Y.
This summer I am participating in a Product Marketing internship at MAZ Digital. MAZ has developed a new type of software that helps companies efficiently distribute their content to consumer platforms and devices, all without development teams or coding. I have been working to help MAZ re-launch its brand and its new concept of "Content Logistics." My main project for the summer is creating case studies and how-to guides to help market the product and its features so that prospective clients can understand both what the software can do, as well as, how it could help their business.
Daniel Woolfenden – Sophomore – Ice Hockey – Mill Creek, Wash.
This summer I am working as a physical therapy aide at Experience Momentum in Lynnwood, Washington, a family owned functional wellness center. Experience Momentum provides three major services: physical therapy, fitness and nutrition. Through the integration of these services and the positive environment created by our staff, we hope to empower our clients and patients to achieve positive breakthroughs in their lives. I work directly with patients, leading them through their exercise programs as prescribed by a physical therapist. During this interaction I am expected to provide quality technical care, while creating an inspiring interpersonal environment.
Demian Gass - Junior - Soccer - Houston, TX
This summer I am interning at IBM as a Solution Sales Specialist in New York City. My team covers Hybrid Cloud Software for Financial Service Markets, however I have also been involved in projects covering blockchain, IoT, and business analytics. This internship has placed a huge emphasis on learning, so a large part of my day is spent reading reports or completing online courses created by IBM. In preparation for my fall season, I have been training with Manhattan Soccer Club, playing pick-up at Pier 40, and lifting at the Williams Club here in NYC.
Eliza Bower – Junior – Squash – Milton, Mass.
This summer I am working at a technology-focused consulting firm in London. I have been fortunate to work on live projects involving a large British media company and a Spanish company that owns a number of fashion and fragrance brands. My role has included identifying growth opportunities, new revenue streams, and startups that are revolutionizing the fashion and media industries. It has been amazing getting to explore London, which I have done with my teammate Abby LeBlanc who is also in London taking a class at the London School of Economics!
Ryan Cox – Junior - Cross Country/Track & Field – Bainbridge Island, Wash.
This summer I am an instructor with the Kenya Scholar-Athlete Project (KenSAP). The program helps gifted, needy Kenyan high school graduates gain admission to highly selective universities in the United States. As an instructor, I am introducing the students to the American university system and serving as an SAT tutor. The program also involves daily athletic training, so I work with the other instructors to plan and initiate a basic running program. This is perfect for me as I am preparing for another season of Williams Cross Country by running hundreds of miles around Kenyan coffee farms and dirt roads!
Kirsten Mapes – Junior – Softball – Corona, Calif.
I'm interning and coaching with the Natasha Watley Softball League this summer in Los Angeles. The league utilizes sponsorships and collegiate softball players to help girls in underprivileged areas learn the game of softball and develop character skills they can use on and off the field. I write the monthly newsletters that are sent to the Natasha Watley Foundation donors and help calculate analytics of the players in the league based on surveys. As a coach, I work hands on with my team of 13-16 year-olds teaching them everything I know about softball and the life lessons it brings.
Roberto Cellini – Senior – Ice Hockey – Montreal, Quebec
I was fortunate to land an internship with Fidelity Investments in Calgary, Alberta. Fidelity is the largest privately owned mutual fund in the world and I sit in the Advisory Sales division. Prior to my internship, I had never been to Calgary but I'm happy to report that the transition was seamless. I'm thrilled that I was able to spend the summer experiencing the beauty of Western Canada and learning from some of the best in the industry. In my free time I've made the gym my second home and have been able to explore Banff National Park multiple times.
Emily Zheng – Junior – Tennis – Freemont, Calif.
This summer I am interning as an analyst for Hudson Structured Capital Management in Stamford, Conn. During my time here, I will be working on projects requiring financial modeling, underwriting, and fundraising. Since I have little previous experience with these skills, it will be challenging and exciting to learn them on the fly. Other than that, I will spend my free time exploring New York and going to events around the city with friends!
Kelsie Hao – Sophomore – Track & Field – McLean, Va.
The first weeks of summer I travelled to Paris as a nanny, where I had the opportunity to visit many museums and to study photography, solidifying my decision to double major in Computer Science and Studio Art. It was an amazing experience to live in foreign country, even if just for a short while, and I'm excited to take advantage of the study away programs that Williams has to offer. Now that I'm home, I'm dedicated to learning Mandarin Chinese in preparation for my winter trip to Taiwan, as well as summer workouts and hanging with my two dogs.
Abby Brustad – Senior – Ice Hockey – Mound, Minn.
I am working as a psychology research assistant on campus with Professor Amie Hane, preparing to write my senior thesis. We are collaborating with the Nurture Science Program at Columbia University Medical Center, specifically looking at social regulation of physiological and behavioral stress responding in infants and children. I am also volunteering with Berkshire Nursing Families, a nonprofit organization that provides breastfeeding and childcare support services free of charge, and taking Physics at MCLA to finish my pre-medical requirements. I workout in the mornings before lab and have loved getting to know other athletes on campus!
Jake Foehl - Senior - Golf - Williamstown, Mass.
I'm living in Washington D.C. interning at the sports analytics company Big League Advance. I'm part of a 7-member research team tasked with performing the data analysis that will drive our decision-making. The work has been a combination of my academic and extracurricular interests, which has been incredibly entertaining and exciting. I'm trying to get the most out my time in D.C. visiting landmarks, monuments, and buildings that capture so much of our nation's history. I also got to be a pretend Caps fan for their Stanley cup run (#AllCaps) and have been playing golf on the weekends.
Michaela O'Connor – Sophomore – Ice Hockey – Weston, Mass.
I'm living with a host family in Costa Rica, taking an intensive Spanish class, and volunteering at Fundación Santo Hermano Pedro—a center directed by nuns for children recovering from serious operations living too far from, or lack financial means for proper medical attention. Since hockey spans both semesters and I won't be able to study abroad. I'm endlessly grateful for the opportunity to learn in a new context and to experience authentically another culture. When back in Boston, I will be working as a creative editor for Weston Table, an online entertainment platform with a globally curated market.
Matt Karpowicz – Junior – Basketball – Wellesley, Mass.
This summer I've had the exciting privilege of working for the Boston Red Sox as an intern on the marketing team. Specifically, this includes working closely with social and digital media, assisting the content team that runs the varying @RedSox accounts on platforms like Twitter and Instagram and helping execute various promotions and giveaways. Additionally, I lead pregame tours during Batting Practice on the field. Sports have always been a passion of mine, and I hope to use my summer internship with my favorite team as a way to kick-start a career in sports.
Wyatt Khosrowshahi – Sophomore - Golf/Squash – Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
This summer I landed an internship with a golf-entertainment startup based in NYC called Drive Shack. Drive Shack builds cool golf-entertainment structures which function as a high-tech driving range where you can eat, drink, and hang-out while playing fun, competitive golf games. The structures also include a lively bar/restaurant and game room. We opened our first location in Orlando in April and have five others coming soon. I've had a great time interning so far working mostly on site selection and marketing. I even got to visit the Orlando location, which was incredible.
Morgan Richman - Senior – Volleyball – Scottsdale, Ariz.
This summer, I, along with three other Ephs, am a Research Associate in the Weill Cornell Emergency Department in New York City. I was made aware of this program through pre-medical advising at Williams. As a pre-medical student, this internship presents a unique opportunity to gain experience in both interacting with patients and conducting clinical research. One of the most interesting things I do is identify and engage with patients who have recently experienced a trauma. Concurrently, I am also training for the upcoming volleyball season this fall by lifting and conditioning.
Will Gentilello – Junior – Football – Clifton, N.J.
Last summer I interned in Germany at the global trade software company Amber Road in marketing. This summer I'm interning at that tech company in both New Jersey and North Carolina in the marketing and sales departments to gain more experience in powering global trade. Interested in a career in finance after Williams, these experiences will help me grow professionally and make the connections I need to further my career. As a defensive lineman on the football team, I lift and run before work each morning at a gym close by to prepare for the upcoming season.
Bobby Casey – Senior – Basketball – Scranton, Pa.
This summer I am interning at J.P. Morgan in the Markets Division in New York City. I am working on the Institutional Derivative Sales Desk. The Williams Alumni network has helped me tremendously throughout the interview process as well as during my internship. In addition to the internship, I'll be playing basketball all summer with two current teammates (James Heskett & Vince Brookins), along with former players (Dan Aronowitz, Matt McCreary, James Wang, and Chris Galvin.)
Kennedy Green – Senior – Track & Field – Los Angeles, Calif.
This summer I'm in New York City interning at the NFL Office. I'm with the Football Operations team, specifically Game Operations, which deals with the policy, officiating, and compliance aspects of football. I've gotten hands-on experience working with various executives on different projects dealing with the 2018 season, and at a stage where so many significant changes are occurring, it's an exciting time to be working for the NFL. On top of the pure value of the experience I'm gaining, I've also gotten to network extensively, and I'm excited for what my post-college career will look like in sports.
Jesse Facey – Senior – Cross Country – North Kingstown, R.I.
Through a Williams Class of 1945 Student World Fellowship I'm researching Spanish language use in Morocco and comparing how the relationship between Spain and Morocco is remembered and politicized. I'm traveling in northern Morocco and southern Spain visiting museums, archives, and research libraries. I'm very grateful for this opportunity to explore and investigate in this part of the world, where my two majors, Arabic Studies and Spanish, intersect. On a fun run in a park surrounding Debod Temple in Madrid I enjoyed a view overlooking the city and saw lots of people-watching World Cup soccer!
Will Beischer – Senior – Golf – Durham, N.C.
I'm spending this summer in NYC at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst in the Real Estate Group. As part of this incredible opportunity, I have had the chance to work on a variety of live deals across many components of the real estate market. I have also had the pleasure of working with fellow Eph Mike Connor '06, one of the Executive Directors in the Real Estate Group. While NYC is not exactly conducive to golf, I have had the chance to escape the city and work on my game in nearby Connecticut.
Riley Salvo – Junior – Softball – Danville, Calif.
I'm spending this summer working at Bailard Inc., an asset management and wealth advisory firm in San Francisco. I spend most of my time working with the Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing team, researching companies that may have poor patterns of behavior with regards to their social responsibility issues, human rights, environmental practices, supply-chain management and corporate governance. This allows us to create personalized portfolios for clients and help achieve a solutions-based economy. Besides working, I spend my time following a workout schedule for the upcoming season, and I fit in time to wakeboard, mountain bike, and hike.
Sam Goldenring – Junior – Golf - Florham Park, N.J.
This summer I've been playing in amateur golf tournaments across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Some of the highlights so far include qualifying for the New Jersey State Open Championship after shooting a one-under par 71 in a qualifying event and coming in 5th in the Metropolitan Golf Association's Amateur Stroke Play Championship shooting 72-73-72. The hard work I put in with the rest of my teammates during the academic year is really starting to pay off and I'm looking forward to competing in events the rest of the summer.
Roxanne Corbeil – Junior – Volleyball - San Diego, Calif.
This summer I am interning at Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting firm, and am based out of their Boston office. Specifically, the project I was given is in their Retail and Consumer Goods branch and I will be working with my team on developing forecasting and machine learning tools for our client. In addition to working full time, I am training to prepare for the volleyball season in the fall and working on my senior thesis in development economics.
Will Young – Sophomore – Track & Field – Larchmont, N.Y
I'm working at the local beach in my town as a lifeguard. It's been pretty busy, but a lot of my friends work there as well so we keep each other sane. I have finally adapted to my morning run routine as I'm definitely not a morning person. There's no better feeling than just going out for a nice easy summer run with no race or super hard workout messing with your head. Besides a few small trips at the end of the summer I plan on just continuing to work, run, and enjoy my free time!
Angela Vecciarelli – Junior – Basketball – East Longmeadow, Mass.
I'm interning for Kraft Sports Productions (KSP) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. At KSP we produce all the in-stadium video content for the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution. I've also had the chance to do really fun things like participate in team media day for the Patriots, go on team trips to places like Boston Children's Hospital, and attend Revolution soccer games as media personnel. It has been a really great experience, and I'm very grateful to have been given an opportunity to explore my options for a career path in the sports industry.
Jill Jenkin – Senior – Softball – Anaheim Hills, Calif.
This summer I am continuing work in an analytical environmental chemistry research lab at Williams to determine a protocol manual that will be used in the extraction of PFOA (an environmental toxin). With technology available at Williams, we can calculate PFOA concentrations of soil and vegetable samples from backyard gardens in Bennington, VT that are affected by PFOA. When summer research ends, I will continue work on this project in the fall as an independent study. I intend to utilize the techniques and methods I've practiced in lab to pursue a career in forensic science.
Keanu Hilaire - Senior - Ice Hockey - Montreal, Quebec
This summer I'm working as a software engineer intern at a tech company called Friends & Family (F&F), a startup established in Brooklyn, New York. F&F helps other companies build websites and mobile apps so that they can release them to the public. F&F's philosophy is that the quicker you can get a product into the real world, the quicker you can get insight on it in order to make improvements. I'm working on a variety of projects for different companies, building websites, databases, and content managing systems.
Marshall Borrus – Junior – Track & Field – Branford, Conn.
I'm working in Zürich, Switzerland at the ETH Institute for Atmosphere and Climate Science as a research intern in the Atmospheric Physics Department where we watch the World Cup during work, have wine and cheese for lunch, and fit in some lab time around this. My summer plans include exploring the climate forcing interactions of soot particles in the atmosphere and listening to cowbells while hiking in the Alps. So far this summer I've helped measure emissions from an airplane turbine, learned how to run a fancy lab tool, and spent a weekend in Austria canyoning.
Giula Filocca – Junior - Women's Swimming & Diving – Singapore
I'm interning as a credit rating analyst at S&P Global in London. My primary duty includes rating sovereigns and international public finance institutions, which involves issuing letter grades – ranging from AAA (high credit score) to DDD (in default) – on countries and government-owned entities. I'm also publishing biweekly articles for Swimming World Magazine, an online US-based news-source, as well as preparing for the GREs and collecting data for my senior thesis. I'm training with a Masters swim team, which offers a generous number of water and dry land sessions. I've also been experimenting with rowing and running to stay in shape.
Teo Pollini – Junior – Soccer – Zurich, Switzerland
I'm interning at Crimson Education – an expert education consulting start-up. They recently launched in the Swiss market and my tasks range from executing marketing campaigns/outreach, closing sales, establishing partnership opportunities, creating scholarships, and researching the market. It's unique to be able to get in on the 'ground-floor' and work closely with the global team. My experience as a student-athlete has given me valuable insight into the complexities of higher education, which has been incredibly helpful so far. Training for the upcoming soccer season I joined my childhood club again and will be practicing with their 3rd division team.
Rock Stewart – Junior – Men's Lacrosse – Darien, Conn.
This summer I am working for a small Engineering/Scientific Consulting group, called e4Sciences based in Sandy Hook, Conn. It is a great way to combine my physics and economics majors. I have been doing everything from gathering data on a boat to speaking to contractors over the phone. I also work a second job, and am a coach for a youth lacrosse team, which is extremely rewarding, and is something I hope to continue in the future. My mornings are when I am able to go to the gym and field in order to prepare for next season.
Ana Alvarenga – Senior – Soccer & Lacrosse – Sao Paulo, Brazil
I'm working at middle market private equity firm Centre Partners Management in Manhattan and specializing in consumer and healthcare markets. I've been working on modeling acquisitions and modeling future returns from possible acquisitions, while performing some market research and making internal presentations. These internal presentations are used to discuss the deals with the firm's partners and managing directors in order for them to decide whether to continue the investment. I'm also working with companies that are currently part of the firm's portfolio in order to make sure they are on track with their growth plans.
Andrew Macdonald – Senior – Soccer – Owings Mills, Md.
This summer I am working in Austin, Texas as a summer analyst at Vista Equity Partners, a technology and software focused private equity firm. Although I didn't find the job through the College, one of the senior members is a Williams College alum. I am helping across the deal teams, providing research and conducting due diligence. Preparing for the upcoming soccer season is also a big part of my summer and I have made time before and after work to train and run. I'm very excited to get back to campus with the team.
Erin Kennedy – Senior – Women's Swimming & Diving – St. Paul, Minn.
I am a music major and this summer I will spend July studying at the Frost School of Music in Salzburg, Austria in preparation for my vocal performance thesis. There, I will study opera and German Lieder while being immersed in one of the best cities for classical music in the world. For the remainder of the summer, I will continue my work from last summer with Professor Steven Gerrard, helping prepare and plan for the Philosophy of Education first-year seminar (PHIL 240) that will be taught this fall.
Ryan Rilinger – Junior – Men's Lacrosse – Byram, N.J.
This summer, I'm working as an intern at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. Every day for the month of June, I work with a different doctor in a different section of the hospital. One day I'll be doing 1-on-1 counseling with psychiatry inpatients, the next day I'll be scrubbed in for a six hour back surgery, so I'm getting a variety of clinical experience to help me on my way to med school. Most of my summer after the program will be recovery from surgery, but I'll be working hard to return to the field fast.
Bryanna Lee – Senior – Women's Swimming & Diving – Los Angeles, Calif.
This summer, I am working in an HIV lab at UCLA. HIV is a devastating disease, and what makes it so hard to combat is the fact that when the virus infects immune cells, some of these infected cells are active while some lie dormant. If a patient were to stop taking their medication, then these infected dormant cells will wake up and attack the immune system. The lab at UCLA is trying to reengineer T-cells to wake the dormant virus and deplete the latent HIV reservoir of cells, which could lead to finding a cure for HIV.
Jared Strauss – Sophomore – Lacrosse – Woodmere, N.Y.
For three weeks, I'm taking a course in alternative investments at the London School of Economics. Fourteen other Ephs are also studying at LSE! So, it will be great to explore London with my best friends. Afterwards, I'll be working in Dallas for Dorchester Minerals (an oil and gas company) for the rest of the summer. I'm a Long Islander, so Texas will be an interesting change of pace. Excited to experience Texas BBQ! To stay in shape, our team is split up into four lifting groups where we compete weekly with one another to prepare for the upcoming season.
Dutch Buckley – Senior – Lacrosse – Wayne, Pa.
This summer I am living in Santa Monica, California and working as a summer analyst at a growth equity firm called Arrowroot Capital. Three days a week I walk to a local gym to keep up with our team's summer workout regimen. On my off-days from weight training I attend physical therapy at St. John's Hospital Performance Therapy Center because I underwent surgery in the middle of last season. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to experience life on the West Coast and can't wait to get back to Williams and out on the lacrosse field.
James Heskett – Senior – Basketball – Cincinnati, Ohio
This summer I am interning at True North Management Group, a private equity real estate firm based in White Plains, New York. True North invests in commercial real estate with a focus on office, multifamily, and hospitality property types. While my tasks vary daily, I work on deal teams and assist with the underwriting, due diligence, asset management, and disposition process of various properties, along with preparing investment committee memorandums for investors. Outside of work, I have been able to prepare and train for next season with my teammates who I am living with in New York City.
Vincent Brookins – Junior – Basketball – Twinsburg, Ohio
I'm working in NYC as a business development intern at Wealth-X, a global tech company specializing in hand-curated research of ultra-high net worth individuals. Much of my responsibilities lie with inside sales, making prospect sheets, and engaging in outreach with potential clients. It has been a great experience — sitting in on meetings, interacting with current and potential clients, and picking the brains of our experienced sales team, furthering my interest in tech sales. I live in Union Square with my teammate James Heskett and we play in a basketball summer league with teammate Bobby Casey and some Williams basketball alumni.
Noah Reich – Sophomore – Tennis - Westfield, N.J.
I am working in the blockchain and distributed ledger realms, learning about raising startup funding through Initial Coin Offerings, and trading in cryptocurrency markets. I am exploring the fundamentals of the technology to think about how it can be applied to different aspects of our lives. I also teach group and private tennis lessons as well as tutor rising juniors and seniors for the ACT. I am training for the upcoming season by working out and playing matches.
Christian Alberga – Sophomore – Swimming – Kingston, Jamaica
This summer I am fortunate to work two internships allowing me to stay involved with the larger Williams community while at home in Kingston, Jamaica. In Kingston I work at the JMMB Group in their Corporate Solutions division. I am also working a remote internship for Teton Management Corporation, which is a Real Estate Investment firm located in Pittsfield, Mass. My rigorous schedule as a student athlete at Williams prepared me well to balance multiple responsibilities all while having a good time.
Ava Palmo - Senior - Crew - Austin, Tex.
I am working on a documentary film project about coastal erosion. In June, I traveled to Ireland to capture the unique geology and interview locals. Now I'm back in Williamstown to finish editing my video. I'm an Art and Geoscience double major, so this project is a perfect combination of my interests! Plus, I have the opportunity to create a product I can use to apply to jobs in the fall. I'm so grateful to my Geoscience advisor, Ronadh Cox, for taking me on as a research assistant!
Sonya Jampel – Senior – Skiing – Newton, Mass.
I am excited to be in Tena, Ecuador this summer learning about global public health and practicing my Spanish. A local organization called Amazon Learning, which works with students from the States, placed me with an indigenous homestay in the area and in an internship with La Cruz Roja and a community center called Patronato. I have been enjoying learning about blood work, ambulance practices, and house calls to disabled patients in the beautiful Amazon rainforest. I am exploring the local park for running workouts, the weight room, and as many rivers and waterfalls I can find to cool off.
Crystal Ma - Sophomore - Crew - Seattle, Wash.
I'm in China working at Yunnan University's School of Agriculture—a research partner of The Land Institute—studying perennial rice crop breeding. Perennial crop development prevents soil erosion, soil carbon loss, and dependence on chemical pesticides; it also brings justice to those struggling at the hands of big, monoculture agriculture. Interest in this project came after studying The Land Institute in ENVI 101 with Professor Nicolas Howe. This opportunity would not have been possible without the Center for Environmental Studies Summer funding! With no ergs or gyms nearby I go on runs under the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
Matt Hogan - Senior - Men's Lacrosse - Williamstown, Mass.
This summer I am working in New York City at a digital advertising agency called VaynerMedia as an intern on their Partnerships team. The role is interesting because it requires us to interact with almost every part of the company. It's great to get to work with a lot of Williams alumni like Ben Allison, Ryan Farley, KC Murphy, Kelsey Adamson, Jon Morgenstern, Miriam Semmar, and Hadley Boltres. It's definitely a great environment and a fun place to work especially when surrounded by so many Ephs.
Emma Herrmann – Junior – Cross Country & Track & Field - Northville, Mich.
I'm working as a business data analyst at the Kingsley Group, a Mergers and Acquisitions firm in Springfield, Mo. I either complete company valuations or perform analyses on the Kingsley Group's listing history, and so far I am enjoying the analysis part the most. I joined a gym and go to the group weight classes, which have become my new favorite way to do strength training. Missouri is brutally hot but my training plan allows me to make adjustments. Long runs are my favorite and sometimes my host even bikes alongside me so I have some company (and a pacer)!
Rachel Cross – Sophomore - Tennis – Concord, Mass.
This summer I am getting experience in the medical field by shadowing doctors and doing a pathology internship at Boston Children's Hospital. I am also doing an internship with Bristol-Myers Squibb, a pharmaceutical company, helping with a research study that assesses the collaboration between their top scientists. Outside of these internships, I am spending a lot of time with my family and friends this summer! Although I'm healing some longer-term injuries, I am able to do upper body strength so I can be back on court as soon as possible!
Cindy Wang — Junior — Golf — Lake Forest, Ill.
This summer I'm splitting time between Rhode Island and Chicago shadowing surgeons in dermatology and studying for the MCAT. I'm fortunate to have an idea of fields in medicine that I may want to pursue, so shadowing gives me a close up look into the work they do on a daily basis. I also stayed with the doctors I shadowed so I was able to gain insight into their daily lives outside work as well (it involved some golf). I am also making sure to get in time on the range, in the gym, and on the course to prepare for the fall season.
Gabby Martin – Sophomore – Basketball & Golf – Madison, Conn.
I'm working alongside four other students in Professor Steven Swoap's lab. We are studying torpor in mice, and investigating to see if there is a correlation between glucose levels and the ability for a mouse to enter torpor. I've performed a few solo surgeries on mice, where I put them under anesthesia, implant a device, and then suture them back up (all have survived)! I use an IR camera to track a mouse's movement in connection with their EKG. In my free time I play at Taconic GC, work out in the gym, and usher at the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Holly Davenport - Sophomore - Golf - Palm City, Fla.
This summer I am shadowing surgeons in South Florida in order to better expose myself to the medical field. So far, I have been able to follow a plastic surgeon, an ophthalmologist, a dermatologist, and I have plans to shadow a cardiologist and an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. I have been traveling a little in France, and later this month I will be going to Italy and Greece and then to the Bahamas in the end of August. Other than that, I am practicing a lot and getting ready for the upcoming season.
Alex Panstares - Senior - Baseball – Cleveland, Ohio
I'm interning at KeyBank in their Sales & Trading division. I'm the only intern sitting on the equity-trading desk, so I work with many senior-level employees. I am happy to be spending the summer in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, as I have been able to spend a lot of time with family and friends. Another benefit of being in Cleveland is that I have access to the athletic facilities that I used throughout high school. So far, it has been a great summer, but I can't wait to get back on Bobby Coombs Field with my teammates.
Erik Mini - Sophomore - Baseball – Greenwich, Conn.
This summer I am mentoring two children with special needs at a summer camp. Some of my main duties are developing their social skills and encouraging them to participate in the activities. I'm also playing in a men's baseball league and lifting with my friend. One of the best things about being a DIII athlete is that you don't have to devote the entire summer to your sport; I'm also able to do work that I'm passionate about and still have plenty of time to hit the beach!
Kyle McGrath - Sophomore - Baseball – Dover, Mass.
This semester, I'm returning from a gap year in between my freshman and sophomore years, so I'm spending this summer working and preparing for the return. I'm working at a financial technology startup in Wellesley, MA called tZERO Advisors, learning about robo-advisories, crypto currencies and security tokens. I'm also taking a pair of classes at Boston College to get ready for the rigor of classes, and I'm currently seeing a nutritionist, in addition to working out 4-5 times a week, to be ready athletically. I'm thinking of going into finance after graduating, so this has been a great opportunity.