Student Stories

Distant but Connected: Virtual Internship at the World Trade Center Institute

Seo Yeon Jeong (WTCI Summer 2022 Professional Exchanges Program & Youth Fellowships Intern and InBaltimore Cohort)

As the world is slowly reverting to the pre-pandemic work environment, I was concerned at first when I learned that I had to return …

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Only a Knock Away: Interning at the World Trade Center Institute

Asha Shetler (WTCI Summer HR Intern and InBaltimore Cohort 2022)

Even though I joined the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) as a Human Resources intern for Summer 2022, it already feels like I’m part of the WTCI family. In fact, …

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Kylie Fuller investigates the links between social media and tackling climate change

The second PURA student spotlight is Kylie Fuller, a third-year student at JHU studying Psychology and Anthropology. Fuller has worked as a research assistant for three years, receiving two PURA awards. Her 2021 PURA project is titled “The Effect of …

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Joyce Ker’s “Dear Cancer” project combines the humanities and science research

In our inaugural PURA student spotlight, we interviewed Joyce Ker a third-year student at JHU studying Medicine, Science, and the Humanities and Biology. The PURA program was established in 1993 with a generous endowment by the Hodson Trust, which supports Hopkins …

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Hold your brain in your palm – Interview with Balaji Vijayakumar

This Fall semester, a sophomore-year Hopkins student Balaji Vijayakumar finished his interesting project – he made a 50%-size model of his actual brain on a 3D printer at the Digital Media Center in Homewood. How did he get this idea, …

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