Report from Washington, D.C.

Three Interns Join the Space Foundation for the Summer

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This summer, the Space Foundation is pleased to welcome three interns who will provide valuable assistance to team members at both our World Headquarters and our Washington, D.C., office.

Carolyn Belle (pictured, top right) joins us for a 10-week summer internship in the D.C. office. She will be conducting research for the Space Foundation’s research and analysis team while also gaining exposure to some of our government affairs activities. Carolyn is a graduate student at the International Space University, and this internship is the final phase of the M.S. in space management that she expects to receive in August 2013.

Carolyn comes to us with experience in a variety of space-related research and outreach activities, including scientific research at NASA Ames on diverse areas such as micrometeoroids and microbes. She also collaborated with the Space Foundation while working for Cool Science in Colorado Springs.

Marchel Holle (pictured, center right) also joins us as a summer intern in our Washington, D.C., office. He will be conducting research for our Government Affairs team while also gaining exposure to some of our research and analysis activities.

Marchel is a student at Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.) studying government. He comes to us with experience in a variety of government-related research and outreach activities, including internships for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper while he was Mayor of Denver, Colo. , and for Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) in his Denver office. He has also spent time working government affairs issues for the Grocery Manufacturers Association in D.C., but his real passion is for space exploration and utilization.

Ryder (Cody) Tam (pictured, bottom right) joins us at Space Foundation World Headquarters for a ten-week summer internship. He will be working under the supervision of Manager – Client Services Bonnie Grihalva, and will be assisting with needs related to corporate member services, research and analysis and the Space Foundation Discovery Center.

Ryder is currently working toward a B.S./M.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, with minors in aerospace engineering, applied mathematics, and theatre. He is interested in new space technologies and their development, and he is exploring the options of either being an inventor or managing a team of engineers in the long term. Ryder also modifies and repairs broken Xboxes as a hobby, so it’s safe to say he knows his way around a circuit board.

This article is part of Space Watch: July 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 7).