PEOPLE: The Fall 2009 SSC Interns

We'd like to take a minute to welcome our new fall interns. They are an intrepid bunch with a wide-ranging skill set, and we're looking forward to tapping into their knowledge!

Wendy Tng is a project coordinator at Art Works Projects, a Chicago visual advocacy group, where she is working to develop a new traveling exhibit <http://www.at-what-cost.org>  on human trafficking. A graduate of Oxford and the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, she is currently pursuing a certificate in Sustainable Business Practices from the University of California San Diego. She speaks Mandarin and has strong interests in human rights, sustainability, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility.

Kang Chang received his B.S.from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.  He performed operations and research for a Chicago urban sustainability nonprofit and is excited to begin the fall internship with SSC.  Kang is interested in international water resource development and the potential for corporations to be a powerful force in the sustainability movement.  In Spring 2010, Kang is hoping to attend graduate school to obtain a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering. 

Nick Foster graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a B.S. in Biology in May of 2009.  During his undergraduate career, he spent time working with non-profits as a medical volunteer in Ghana and conservational biology researcher in the Costa Rican rain forest.  It was through these experiences that he found the passion to pursue a career in sustainability to improve the quality of the environment and its inhabitants.  Although he enjoys learning about all facets of sustainability, he wishes to enter the waste management or clean energy sector to make biggest impact. 

Lila Holzman recently graduated from Rice University with a double major in Environmental Engineering and Policy Studies.  At Rice she was active in sustainability issues and served as President of the Rice Environmental Club.  She participated in both domestic and international service trips and speaks fluent Spanish and basic Portuguese.  She looks forward to advocating for environmental responsibility in the business world.  Her hobbies include dancing, hiking, jogging, and traveling.

Matt Logan grew up with the wholesome, corn-fed, German folk of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School.  He then moved on to Calvin College, where he became acquainted with the wholesome, banket-fed Dutch folk of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Matt graduated in May, 2009 with honors and a double major in Economics and Sustainable Development, the latter of which consisted of courses in Environmental Studies, International Development Studies, and Political Science.  He is looking forward to learning more about and applying the triple bottom line by interning for SSC, and taking in all that the nation’s Capitol has to offer.  In his free time, Matt is currently training for the Richmond Marathon, as well as striving every day to be more like Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.