New College of Florida Students Awarded Summer Internships

(May 18, 2010)  When the 2009-2010 academic year at New College of Florida comes to a close this week, a large contingent of students will pick up where they left off in their studies as they venture around the country to participate in prized internship opportunities, many of them sponsored by the Federal government.

Here is a look at how some of our graduating seniors and returning students will be spending their summer this year:

Alice Abernathy

Alice Abernathy, a graduating senior in biochemistry from Naples, Florida, was awarded a summer internship at the National Institutes of Health, where she will be working at the National Cancer Institute. The program provides an opportunity to work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. When she finishes her research, Abernathy will fly to Spain as one of New College’s six Fulbright Scholars for 2010-11.

  • Rozalyn Crews, art and anthropology (Gainesville, Florida)
    Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Internship, Washington, DC

  • Katie Dean, biology (Washington, DC)
    Primate Enrichment Internship, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, DC

  • Ian Finneran
  • Michael Dexter, political science and environmental studies (Sarasota, Florida)
    National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarship, Seattle

  • Ian Finneran, chemistry (Lopez Island, Washington)
    NSF funded research, University of Virginia

  • Elizabeth Hamman, marine biology/applied mathematics (Carbondale, Illinois)
    NOAA Marine Fisheries Service, Virginia Tech

  • Meagan Patrick, physics (Greenwich, Connecticut)
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland

  • Elizabeth Hamman
  • Alyssa Sonchaiwanich, biology/chemistry (Jupiter, Florida)
    Early plant endosperm development, University of Arizona

  • Noah Anderson, physical chemistry (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands)
    Research Corporation’s Cottrell College Science Award, New College of Florida

  • David Hartman, neurobiology/ chemistry (Jacksonville, Florida)
    Summer program in neurobiology, University of Alabama-Birmingham

  • Sophie Lang, chemistry (Tallahassee, Florida)
    American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate New Investigator grant, New College of Florida

  • Leandra Irene Lyniuk, biological psychology (St. Augustine, Florida)
    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ Leopard (Panthera pardus) and Lion (Panthera leo) Breeding Program

  • Tristan Zucker, economics and applied mathematics (Jupiter, Florida)
    Overseas assignment with IOS Partners, Inc., an international development company

For more information, please contact the New College Office of Public Affairs at (941) 487-4153 or email

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