Headline Archive for Christopher Gandolfo-Lucia

  • Nicky Rhodes and Austin Huber in VCAM with their boxels

    Austin Huber ’19 and Nicky Rhodes ’19 are taking advantage of the burgeoning makerspace movement to build a sustainable, open-source design platform that allows customers to fully personalize their spaces.

  • Federico Perelmuter working on his laptop in Argentina

    The English major conducted bibliographic research and explored Argentina’s national archives to understand how photography can be used to falsify, erase, and manipulate the legacies of large-scale oppression and state-sponsored terrorism.

  • The history and music double major is interning with FringeArts, Philadelphia’s contemporary dance, theater, visual arts, and music programmer and presenter of the city’s annual Fringe Festival, as he considers a career in arts administration.

  • The rising sophomore brought an "antidisciplinary" lens to computational thinking as he designed a computer science course in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, taught it in Mongolia, and then analyzed the findings to help educators.

  • Hunter Logan ’22 is learning the many ways that educators support their students during his CPGC-sponsored internship with the nonprofit organization Philadelphia Futures, which helps first-generation and low-income high school students find and pursue higher education.

  • Three Fords are part of a Bi-Co team of students spending their summer in Mexico City at two nonprofits that support people who have recently returned from or been deported by the U.S. The internship finds them teaching English classes, hosting movie nights, preparing meals, and organizing activists across the region.

  • The anthropology major is spending her second summer supporting vulnerable parties in the immigration crisis on a CPGC-funded internship, this time working to provide accessible legal counsel for immigrants in Philadelphia.

  • The biology major is spending her summer interning at a Seattle-area community health center, where she is learning the importance of nutritional and behavioral treatments alongside more traditional ones.

  • Prospective biology and environmental studies major Poppy Northing ’22 is studying the biological nuances of an urban farming initiative at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • As an intern with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s exhibitions department, classical and near eastern archaeology minor Leila Breen ’20 is learning first-hand how to curate and showcase historical narratives.

  • The comparative literature major used her thesis to study the relationship between memory and language in the wake of civil wars, calling upon her study abroad experience in Lima, Peru, to augment her analysis of post-conflict culture in Peru and Sri Lanka.

  • The political science major studied the prosecutorial reform movement as a way of exploring the various reasons why politicians and political candidates take up reform-minded stances that deviate from their party’s standard stances.

  • The environmental studies major is exploring how agricultural conditions come to impact plant health by investigating the biology of plant microbiomes in a lab at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • At the end of June, the eighth cohort of John P. Chesick Scholars began the summer portion of the program. They were welcomed to campus for the session by an enthusiastic group of students, administrators, faculty, and alumni, and the following five weeks delivered them many exciting and eye-opening academic, social, and cultural experiences.

  • The political science major studied the ways in which educational policies that group students by performance can lead to a type of intra-district segregation along racial and socioeconomic lines.