Our College Interns
Sarah Fuller of York, Pennsylvania, is a senior at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, where she is studying Early Childhood and Special Education with a minor in International Studies. She has spent two semesters in Perugia, Italy, where she conducted education research and interned in the International Relations Office at the University for Foreigners, in addition to teaching English to elementary students. Sarah is passionate about global human rights through inclusive and intercultural education. She will be pursuing a Master’s degree in International and Comparative Education next fall and is looking forward to beginning her career in international education.
Lia Anastasia Kopar was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently a junior studying International Business and Economics at Elizabethtown College, she spent a semester studying at a bilingual exchange university in Lima, Peru. Her career goal is to work for the World Bank and help the organization fulfill its mission of eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable economic development.
Sovit Adhikari is currently pursuing his career at Central Penn College. Majoring in International Policy has taught him the importance of international relations, such as foreign policy, international trade, domestic security, and developing nations, among others. Sovit is interning at the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, which is a good match between his career and what he has always been striving to do in his life. The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg would not only create job opportunities, but also fulfill his personal lifelong goal which he still fantasizes since he was a child. He is also getting his own Non-Profit which has aimed to facilitate access to the school material for Third World Countries. This opportunity would be very effective and can make a big impact throughout his career.
Skye McDonald of West Chester, Pennsylvania, is a senior at Elizabethtown College majoring in English Professional Writing and minoring in Communication. In 2015, Skye went spent a semester abroad in Cheltenham, England, where she continued studying English. In 2016, Skye interned with the Harrisburg Magazine, writing feature stories, as well as profiles. After graduation, Skye wants to continue her pursuit of a journalistic career.
Julianna M. Barr of Potomac, Maryland, is a senior at Dickinson College. She is majoring in International
Studies with a certificate in Security Studies and a focus on the Middle East. Julianna has a passion for travel, and she hopes that her career goals to work in the public service will support her sense of adventure. Julianna would love to be Secretary of State one day!
Daron Johnson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a communications major at Central Penn College and is expected to graduate May of 2017. He also is a member of the Central Penn’s men’s basketball team. Daron loves to hang out with his daughter and watch “Spongebob” in his spare time. His career goal is to be a sports commentator.
Our High School Interns
Peng Lu is an aspiring aerospace engineer currently attending SciTech High in downtown Harrisburg. He is a part of the international club and student council at SciTech. Peng is a first-generation American who immigrated from China at a young age. As an avid reader who lauds the tranquility of silence, his favorite authors include J. R. R Tolkien, Edgar Allen Poe, and Dr. Seuss. When he isn’t staring at a monitor, Peng enjoys various mathematical and logical puzzles and longboarding. His future goals are to be accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and to work at SpaceX.
Veda Chanda is a junior at Hershey High School and a distinguished honors student. He has been an intern at WACH for 2 years, has created www.handicraftsforhumanity.org for global citizenship and has numerous hours of community service working for the American Cancer Society, Food Bank, Food Drives, YWCA etc. Veda enjoys playing violin, sitar, and soccer. He is a member of the Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, National Honors Society, the Hershey Student Council and the Hershey Soccer Club. Veda has a profound interest in Latin and is a gold medalist at the National Latin Exam. His future career plans range from teaching to medicine.
Hoang Le is a 10th-grade student attending SciTech High School in Harrisburg. He has been recruited by the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg to participate in the Global Scholars program for 2017. He has participated in the Upward Bound Math and Science Summer Program at Penn State University and is currently working with the Harrisburg City Council to develop a youth council for students. Hoang is also involved in the YMCA’s Hope in Handball program and his school’s robotics team. His post-secondary education aspirations include attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earning a degree in civil engineering.
Kenneth Gatten III is a senior at Commonwealth Charter Academy high school in Harrisburg, where he is a distinguished honors student. He writes about current politics in his role as a Global Scholar, and his December article –A Perspective on the Election- was featured in the WACH Journal of International Thought and earned an honorable mention for journalism in the Scholastic Writing Awards. He has briefly studied business at both Harrisburg University and PA Free Enterprise Week, and he volunteers for Kiwanis, the Susquehanna Service Dogs, Keystone Human Services, and more. His post-secondary education plans include attending a small liberal arts college in New England.
Descriptions were provided by each of our interns