Steinhardt Students Make a Difference This Summer

Steinhardt students are spending their summer making a difference at home and abroad. Meet four from across the school who are doing work that we find innovative, impactful, and inspirational..

Ece holding a Beam water bottle in one hand and poster in the other, while wearing a Bean tshirt.

Ece Yuceland (BS ’20), Media, Culture, and Communication

Ece is serving as a summer marketing intern at Beam Impact, an app that allows users to donate part of their everyday purchases to support social issues that matter to them. Through field events, press pitches, app store optimization, and influencer marketing, she is working to spread awareness about the organization during its early stages.

Mary standing next to a poster promoting women's rights.

Mary Morris (MA ’20), Drama Therapy

Mary is interning as a drama therapist at Girl Be Heard, an organization that promotes the voices of young women through socially-conscious theatre-making. She is working in their education department to build a self-care unit into their afterschool and workshop curriculums, create a handbook of trauma-informed guidelines and procedures, and offer therapeutic group support to teaching artists.

Sanan holding an Armenian flag next to a sign that reads "American University of Armenia."

Sanan Panossian (MA ’19), International Education

To achieve her goal of building and sustaining a link between her homeland and the diaspora, Sanan is working as a Diaspora Outreach Coordinator for the Admissions Department of the American University of Armenia (AUA) this summer. She is streamlining a communications method between AUA and Armenian organizations, educators, and schools to promote the university’s study abroad programs.

YiLin holding a binder in one hand and bag of balls in the other, while wearing a t-shirt with the GO Project logo.

YiLin Lee (BS ’20), Applied Psychology

YiLin is working as a Program Assistant with the GO Project, a nonprofit educational organization that provides academic and social support to children performing under the state grade level. Of the students she supports through ELA, reading, and extracurriculars, 97% are minorities and 89% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.