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We ❤️ Interns!

Every summer we get the pleasure of hosting smart and curious students on our design teams, and this summer is no exception! Read on to meet the talented humans who have been working with us the past few months, learning and practicing design and research methods in the public sector.
Jenesis Merriman
Design Research Intern 

Jenesis Merriman (he/they) is a graduate student at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health where he is currently pursuing his master's in public health. Jenesis grew up in the Bay Area, California, and earned his BA in public health from UC Berkeley, where he first developed his passion for supporting vulnerable communities through research, policy, and programming. When he's not working, you can find Jenesis jumping in bodies of water, planning his next trip, laughing with his friends, or chasing Michelin stars.
Shelagh Bennett
Design Strategy Intern

Shelagh is a design strategist and current graduate student of the Transdisciplinary Design MFA program at Parsons School of Design. She has a background in commercial user experience design, graphic design, and industrial design, and she’s excited to be applying her skillset in the public sector. Fun fact: She was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
Pallavi Rawla
Design Intern

Pallavi (she/her) is a designer and illustrator who grew up in New Delhi and then moved to be very cold in Boston and then (very) slightly south again to New York. She is currently a graduate student at the Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts. She subsists on coffee with a heavy splash of milk, good dog energy, and beautiful typography.
Molly Graham
Design Strategy Intern

Molly Graham (they/she) is a former yinzer and a current graduate student of the Design and Urban Ecology program at Parsons. They earned their BS in Political Science at Virginia Tech and fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains, where they became invested in climate justice, community spaces, and the future of Appalachia. When Molly isn't carrying the burden of being the only die-hard Android user in the design world, they are probably collecting perfumes, going to demolition derbies, or securing their place as the top user of the McDonalds app.
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