New Faces, New Projects, New Forces for Change
Clean Air Carolina would like to welcome our new summer interns who will be joining the Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) and AirKeepers Programs. Our interns will be working collaboratively on county-specific air quality reports, creating an interactive webpage containing air quality information for specific NC counties, helping to deploy air monitors through our AirKeepers program, quantifying the diesel cost of clean construction, providing research reviews on current air quality issues facing North Carolina, and updating important materials for both AirKeepers and MAHA. These interns bring unique perspectives to Clean Air Carolina and will gain a greater understanding of air quality issues affecting North Carolina.
Kandyce Dunlap is originally from Wausaukee, Wisconsin where she grew up on her family farm. She earned her BS in Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2017. Currently, she is a Master of Public Health candidate in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a concentration in Community Health Practice. She also serves as a teaching assistant for the Health Systems Management undergraduate major. Dunlap has a passion for improving the health outcomes of Native American and Tribal communities, including environmental justice. In her free time, she makes hand-beaded earrings, spends time outdoors, and explores new areas of Charlotte.
Jiaqi (Jackie) Li is a graduate student at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, concentrating in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health. She will get her Master of Environmental Management degree in May 2019. Originally from Liaoning, China, she earned her bachelor degree in Environmental Science and is interested in air and chemical pollution and its impacts on human health. She hopes to contribute to improving the air quality in China when she graduates. In her free time, she likes to travel and watch movies. Li is excited to join the MAHA team this summer and hopes to update and create MAHA communication materials.
Hannah Klaus is a rising senior at American University where she is double majoring in Environmental Studies (B.A.) and Economics (B.A.). She is interested in pursuing a career in environmental law. In her free time, Klaus enjoys hiking and traveling. Klaus looks forward to quantifying health costs savings from clean constructions practices and to updating MAHA communication materials.
Cameron France just finished her second year at Davidson College where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a focus in the natural sciences and a minor in Health and Human Values. As a product of the North Carolina public school system, France has a personal interest in improving the environmental health and public education of North Carolina schools. In her free time, she is a member of the Davidson College Varsity Women’s Soccer Team and a service organization on campus focused on supporting research for earlier breast cancer detection.