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Sam Magid ’25


Sam Magid working on the go.

University of California, San Francisco, Global Action in Nursing, San Francisco, CA Global Action in Nursing (GAIN), founded in 2017 at the University of California, San Francisco, has one primary goal: to decrease maternal and newborn deaths across Liberia, Malawi and Sierra Leone—three countries facing high birth-related mortalities and a… Continue reading »

Kai Soto-Dessen ’23


Kai Soto-Dessen working.

muun chi, Redondo Beach, CA This summer, I interned with a probiotic and prebiotic health food company called muun chi. I worked in person with the company’s founder, Manette Jen McDermott, at several farmers markets in Los Angeles where they sell their product. There, I learned a great deal about… Continue reading »

Noah Dinkins ’24.5


Peninsula Bridge, San Mateo, CA This summer I interned as a teaching assistant with Peninsula Bridge, a nonprofit organization based in the Bay Area. Peninsula Bridge’s mission is to help high-achieving students from marginalized communities receive a thorough education and to provide opportunities for higher learning. As a teaching assistant,… Continue reading »

Brandon Arnold ’24


Peninsula Bridge, San Mateo, CA I spent my internship this summer as a teaching assistant with Peninsula Bridge, a nonprofit organization based in the Bay Area. Peninsula Bridge is an organization that serves low-income, high-achieving students by providing them with educational opportunities and specialized support through middle and high school. Continue reading »

Sammy Sasaki ’24


Sammy Sasaki at work.

AKALA, Beverly Hills, CA I spent this summer working with AKALA, an EdTech startup with the goal of making college counseling more affordable and accessible. Many high schools don’t have enough—or any—college counselors to adequately support all their students, and private counselors are too expensive for most families. AKALA targets… Continue reading »

Sasha Snyder ’25


Sasha Snyder in a virtual meeting.

Forum Mobility, Half Moon Bay, CA Before this summer I rarely thought twice about the trucks I saw speeding by me on major highways. I probably did not notice the truck stops I passed, and I could not have told you anything about how goods I ordered online arrived at… Continue reading »

David Driscoll ’23


David Driscoll working.

AKALA, Beverly Hills, CA Co-founded by Perry Kalmus ’03, AKALA is a college-prep counseling service. The students who have subscribed to AKALA’s services not only have access to the knowledgeable team (all of whom have previously worked as college counselors) but also have access to AKALA’s website, which can help… Continue reading »

Alex Kim ’24


Alex Kim photo.

Kountable, San Francisco, CA This summer, I was an active impact analyst for Kountable, working remotely from southern California. Currently, there are a variety of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries that are unable to access capital and goods from global corporations without upfront payment due to the… Continue reading »

Jed Peterson ’24


Jed Peterson working.

Kountable, San Francisco, CA This summer, I worked as a marketing and business development intern at Kountable Inc., a B2B marketplace working to revolutionize trade. Kountable helps unlock trades that may otherwise not happen through capitalizing on trades for small- to medium-size enterprises and their contracts with large suppliers, so… Continue reading »

Simon Jenkins ’24


Simon Jenkins showing AKALA logo.

AKALA, Beverly Hills, CA I spent this summer working as a virtual intern with the education tech startup AKALA with CEO and co-founder Perry Kalmus ’03. AKALA is a college admissions prep platform that works to even the playing field in college admissions by providing AI-enabled counseling that’s more easily… Continue reading »