Welcome to Our Summer Interns! 

We are thrilled to welcome our newest group of summer interns to the team! This dynamic and talented college students bring a wealth of fresh ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm to our work. We are excited to witness their learning and growth, as well as the contributions they will make this summer.

Our interns hail from Columbia University, Middlebury College, Tufts University, Wellesley College, and Williams College. They are involved in various exciting projects and will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with our team, as well as our NGO colleagues and disarmament diplomats. We are committed to providing them with a supportive and engaging environment where they can thrive, be challenged, and embrace new experiences.

We are excited for a productive and inspiring summer together!

Adelaide Quaye is a rising sophomore at Columbia University majoring in political science with a concentration in psychology. Originally from New Jersey, she loves photography and creating creative designs through flyers and content creation.

Adelaide loves incorporating her passion for fashion and creative design while also featuring humanitarian issues that are important to her.

Alicia Berube is a 2024 Wellesley College graduate with a Peace and Justice Studies bachelor’s degree. She is part of the BA/MA program with the Geneva Graduate Institute and Wellesley College. She will return to Geneva in the fall to complete her Master’s in International and Development Studies with a concentration in human rights.

One of Alicia’s primary interests is elevating the discussion of humanitarian concerns in international politics. She is passionate about nuclear and novel weapons systems, specifically their humanitarian impact and the insufficient attention these impacts receive in the global political realm. In her academic career, she has extensively researched emerging Autonomous Weapons Systems as well as nuclear weapons.

Bobby Verhey is a rising senior at Williams College majoring in Political Economy. He is an elected member of the Williams Student Union, where he advocates to the administration on behalf of the student body. Verhey is also a member of the Berkshire Center for International Policy, a student-led international relations club on campus. 

In his sophomore year, Verhey enrolled in a course called “Going Nuclear” at Williams with Professor James Nolan which explored the history of the development of the nuclear bomb and its effect on American culture. This class inspired him to take action for the communities affected by nuclear weapons.

Harris Agha is a rising senior at Williams College. 

Lizzie Lappin is a rising senior at Williams College studying English Literature and Writing. Throughout her collegiate experience, she has dedicated herself to organizations whose missions focus on supporting underrepresented and at-risk populations that are confronted by issues including gender equality and ethnic violence.

Last summer, Lizzie volunteered at the International Rescue Committee, a summer academy that assists  refugees as they transition to life in New York City. She has also worked closely with Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America, a nonprofit that aims to provide refugees in the Chicago area sufficient educational resources.

Madison Kim is from Chicago, IL and is a summer intern for Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara. She is a rising junior at Middlebury College, majoring in International and Global Studies alongside Arabic.

Madison is looking forward to utilizing her academic and research experiences when engaging in her nuclear security and foreign policy interests.

Nicholas Bollman is a rising junior at Williams College from the Washington, DC metro area. In high school, he was inspired by a teacher who passionately advocated for nuclear disarmament. Motivated by her teachings, he established the Nuclear Peace Club at his school to advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Organizing various events for students, including guest lectures featuring representatives from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Reverse the Trend, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and the Marshallese Educational Initiative, he began to understand the issue of nuclear disarmament in terms of how it was related to other forms of injustice, especially that of climate change.

Pranathi Chintalapudi is a rising senior at Wellesley College majoring in Economics and concentrating her studies on International Relations. Pranathi was originally drawn to the field of disarmament as a result of studying the ongoing and dire threat that nuclear arms pose to international security in her coursework.

Upon completing her Fellowship with the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute, she gained extensive research experience and firsthand engagement with specialists advocating for and promoting education around nuclear disarmament. Within the field of disarmament, she is passionate about highlighting its intersectionality with environmental justice, women’s security, and deconstructing the legacies of colonialism.

Talia Wilcox is a rising senior at Tufts University majoring in international relations and civic studies with a concentration in international security. She fuels her passion for disarmament advocacy and research through her position as president of Tufts Women in International Relations and as a research assistant at the MIT Security Studies Program.

When she’s not studying, you can find her playing violin with the Tufts Symphony Orchestra, competing with the Tufts Ballroom Dance team, or writing opinion pieces for the Tufts Daily.

Thomas Huckans is a rising junior at Williams College studying comparative political science and astronomy. After exposure to the deep impacts of nuclear weapons through an international security course, Thomas hopes to contribute to the worldwide peace effort and use these experiences in a future career in either diplomacy or international relations. 

Deeply involved in both his college and home communities, Thomas takes pride in bringing together and uplifting diverse groups of people. Whether coordinating musical performances for retirement homes with his a cappella group, organizing service projects through scouts, or combatting educational inequity as a leader of Matriculate, his mission is to give back to the spaces from which he learns.

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