Twelve Princeton undergraduates will pursue internships and conduct research internationally this summer as Streicker Fellows.
The Streicker International Fellows Fund was established in 2015 to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture. The fellows are selected by Princeton's Office of International Programs.
The fellows have designed their own projects or internships in conjunction with host organizations outside the United States. During their summer abroad, they will deepen their understanding of an academic or professional area of interest while expanding their perspectives through cultural immersion.
The program is made possible through a gift from John Streicker, a member of Princeton's Class of 1964 and chairman of the board of the New York City-based Sentinel Real Estate Corp., and his children: Margaret Streicker Porres, a member of the Class of 1997 and president of Newcastle Realty Services in New York; Michael Streicker, a member of the Class of 1999 and managing director of Sentinel Real Estate; and Elizabeth Streicker Albertini, a member of the Class of 2002 and a psychiatrist in New York.
The 2017 Streicker Fellows are:
Mariachiara Ficarelli is a sophomore from Reggio Emilia, Italy. She plans to major in anthropology and is pursuing a certificate in contemporary European politics and society. Ficarelli will be working with the Community of St. Egidio in Rome in their immigration welcome center. She will focus on the organization's work with humanitarian corridors and refugee resettlement.
Caleb South is a sophomore from Orem, Utah. He is majoring in mathematics and pursuing a certificate in values and public life with a particular interest in ethics and economics. He will be a research intern at the Centre d'Économie de la Sorbonne in Paris, working on models of intergenerational equity with regards to climate justice.