Institute for Environmental Negotiation

Empowering communities to create shared solutions

Current Interns

Alexandra Cook

I am a fourth year Government Major and Spanish Minor at the University of Virginia.  I am especially interested in local food and frequent the    Charlottesville City Market most Saturdays.  During the Summer of 2018, I participated in the Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute in Front Royal, VA.  Before working at IEN I was a summer intern at the PB&J Fund located in Charlottesville.  I am currently working as a student intern at IEN working on the Sustainable Food Strategy Force and Food Justice symposium projects.  I am currently an Equity and Environmental fellow performing research on food insecurity and justice in Charlottesville.

Laurie Findley

Kristen Galban

I am a current second year student studying physics and statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences.  The 2018-2019 year marks my second year working as an intern at IEN as a part of the Transforming Community Spaces project.  As a part of this project I have been writing case descriptions of communities that have been attempting to change narratives associated with contested public spaces.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to do meaningful work and research as a part of the IEN team.

Pranjal Sharma

I am an Architect turned planner from India, who is always excited to learn and work with new things and meet new people.  At IEN, I hope to use my existing skill set and knowledge to bring about a larger change in the society for the good, with constant learning and growing in my professional field as well.