Throughout the year, the American Geographical Society maintains a staff of Scholar-Interns to keep things humming. Our interns help report on the news of the day for DailyGeo, produce new content for our regular Map of the Week and Company Spotlight features, constantly update our social media outlets, create new graphics for our events and initiatives, and help keep our internal contact lists and resources organized.
This Fall, we’re happy to welcome three new stellar scholar-interns who’ve already put in wonderful work.
Katie Anderson is a senior at the University of Richmond majoring in Geography and Anthropology. Throughout her undergraduate career, Katie has worked as a research assistant with the University of Richmond’s ABSAT Team as part of the NASA Servir Project as well as conducted fieldwork as part of an independent study project in the Peruvian Amazon in Madre de Dios. With geography, she works to make geography accessible to everyone and is passionate about the goals of AGS.
Jordan Brennan is a senior undergraduate student at Rowan University participating in an accelerated program to achieve her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental & Sustainability Studies while also pursuing her MBA, along with a Minor in Planning. Jordan has always loved the environment and, throughout her studies, has taken great joy in learning more about the world around her. She is particularly interested in wildlife conservation and her favorite place she’s visited is the Rocky Mountains of Colorado!
Sooin Choi is a master’s student at Georgetown University studying Urban and Regional Planning. She specializes in International Development planning and hopes to become an advisor for mayors around the world in building sustainable knowledge economies. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Qatar, where she conducted various independent ethnographic research on rural-urban migration in Seoul and foreign migrant businesses in Doha. She currently also works as a Videographer at a non-profit that partners with K-12 educators in the U.S. to reform the educational system.
We are also happy to welcome back Catherine McKenna, a senior at the University of Iowa, where she studies Geography on an Environmental Studies track, as well as Studio Art. She has always loved nature, and in college she became especially drawn to the intersections of human interaction and the environment, understood through a geographic lens. She is involved with the Iowa City Integrated Geography Organization, where she helps create GIS resources for local communities. As a current AGS Scholar-Intern, Catherine looks forward to developing her writing skills and expanding accessibility to geographical information. She can be found taking photos, hanging out at the rock climbing wall, or trying to find the best chai latte that Iowa City has to offer.
The American Geographical Society accepts applications year-round for Scholar-Internships in the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. For more information click here.