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Summer Internships

Students share summer work experiences

One student interned in the state department in China. Another studied the use of stem cells to combat traumatic brain injury. A third worked at a private equity firm in New York. Another worked for a franchising company in Mexico, and yet another studied the neurobiology of addiction. More than two dozen Ransom Everglades students shared their work experiences from the summer of 2017 at the fifth-annual Ransom Everglades Internship Forum on Feb. 2. Photo Gallery
Students created posterboards outlining their summer experiences and held court as spectators made their way around the Lewis Family Auditorium. Physics teacher Paul Natland '02 oversees RE's Summer Learning through Internships and Mentoring program, which seeks to create summer opportunities specifically for Ransom Everglades students. Anyone interested in sponsoring or hosting an internship should contact Natland via email or go to the program web page.

The participating students included: Noa Richard '18 (Bowden fellow, documentary on Syrian refugees); Jorge Zreik '18 (Department of Public Health, cancer growth modeling); Lorenzo Prattico '19 (Lab Miami, start-up project); Ines Pinilla '18 (U.S. Department of State, China); Ashlyn Cowgill '19 (Broadreach, veterinary internship in Costa Rica); Jacob Tie Shue '18 and Dylan Roston '18 (Breakthrough Miami, student leaders); Ganesh Gajavelli '18 (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, stems cells to combat traumatic brain injury); Eren Karayalcin '18 (FIU Nano-Biophysics Research Lab, building a nanoscale microscope); Ryan Tie-Shue '18 (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, research on effects of EcoHIV); Anna Mistele '19 (Wynwood Maker Camp, instructor); Shovan Bhatia '18 (Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT, marmoset brain activity); Connor Sahs '20 (digital marketing, self start up); Jasper Beardslee '18 (coral bleaching in Miami); Ryan Sears '18 (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, contaminants in plastics); Ben Arriola '18 (American Civil Liberties Union, regaining the right to vote); Zeke Andreassen '18 and Kat Cochran '18 (Syntheon Lab, tabletop fusion); Cassidy Cobb '18 (University of Miami Department of Psychology, student health intervention research); Danielle Pena '18 (Pediatric Associates, hearing and vision aid); Daniella Zaidenberg '19 (Papanicolau Cancer Research Institute, effects of hypooxia on kaposi sarcoma) Maya Rosenfeld '18 (Bascom Palmer, recombinant DNA cloning); Alex Lerner '18 (Kuzari Group, private equity); Skylar Sharer '18 and Jessica Lee '19 (Achieve Miami, teaching); Abigail Sekoff '20 (Miami Vets & Pets, veterinary medicine); Harry Sanchez '18 (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, neurobiology of addiction); and Tomas Gomez '18 (drycleaning franchise, Mexico)

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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.