Kaela Wiklund '11

Silent Spring - Newton, MA

Major: Environmental Studies

I had a great experience at my internship at Silent Spring Institute this summer.  I learned so much from the work I did assisting the researchers.  From my mentors I learned about epidemiology, chemistry, and some environmental policy principles.  I learned about the evidence for environmental causes of cancer, how to sample data and code it to be analyzed, and what makes a non-profit organization work.  The people I worked with this summer were excited by their work and were eager to share it with me.