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Student Success Internship

Welcome to the Student Success Internship (SSI) Virtual Project Showcase

The SSI program, now in its sixth year, provides departments the opportunity to design internship positions for undergraduate students to complete professional projects. The interns are paired with faculty and staff mentors who provide guidance and advice throughout the projects.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to view posters and students’ presentations and learn about the impact projects SSI interns are leading at UC Merced. Please join us in a celebration of student success and professional development!


Showcase List

Click on a student's name to access their research presentation!

Student Name Internship Title Mentor Name(s)
Demitrius Zulevic Air Quality Monitoring and Field Reconstruction Mapping Mobile Sensors for Environmental Justice Applications YangQuan Chen
Shaista Afzal Andean Bioarcheological Isotope Synthesis Project Beth Scaffidi
Stephanie Reyes Assessment of Best Practices for Audience Engagement Before, During and After COVID-19 Christina Lux
Justin Zhong Athletics Marketing & Digital Strategy Project Andrew Mitchell
Camila Rodriguez Bioarcheological Archive of the Lisht Excavation Alyson Caine
Nailah Fatima Brain Circuits for Animal Behavior Project Fred Wolf
Luis Garay California Initiative for Health Equity & Action (Cal-IHEA) Project Denise Payan
Connor Randolph Cascading Effects of Innovation in Green Technologies Christian Fons-Rosen
Henry Rojas de Leon Central American County Conditions Project Stephanie Canizales
Aiden Cutright Data Analysis of Archaeological Cave Sites Holley Moyes
Supratik Nandi Developing an Automatic Data Processing Pipeline for Pediatric EEG Data Elif Isbell
Kevin Teas Aldana Digital Humanities Project Sabrina Smith
Arnold Khampaseut Digital Marketing and Communications Project Monica Garcia
Christian Ortiz Digital Pathways Project Ann Kovalchick
Kevin Zheng Digital Twin Framework Development for Environmental Monitoring of Thawing Permafrost Using Multi-Agent Mobile Sensor Network YangQuan Chen
Rahul Ravi Electronic Protocol Submission Management System Project Leslie Teixeira & Danielle Dai'Re
Anahi Flores-Morales Enhancing Medical Learning Devices Lilian Davila
Ayra Valerie Agluba Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Success Internship Dania Matos & Deserie Cravalho-Crews 
Victoria Campos Gatica Food Label Policy Research Project A. Susana Ramirez
Maya Changaran Kumarath Impact on Remote Instruction on Instructor Teaching and Student Learning Erik Menke & Petra Kranzfelder
Anika Padala Innovate to Grow Remote Partnership Outreach Stefano Foresti
Tahea Hossain Instructional Services Website Designer Melissa Poe & Angela Dixon
Carolyn Bui International Opportunities for Undergraduate Anthropologists Internship Stephen Wooding
Valerie Nguyen Investigation of Major Specific vs Interdisciplinary Learning in Capstone Design Jian-Qiao Sun & Alejandro Gutierrez
Alexis Smith Materials for Sustainable Housing Lilian Davila
Cecilia Martinez Migrant Children in Detention Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Indar Freitas Modeling Environmental Effects on Forster Resonance Energy Transfer Christine Isborn
Brandon Lopez Modeling of Nanoparticle Plasmonic Resonator for Nanodevice Applications Parveen Kumar
Harrison Brown Network Security Database Yulduz Akhmedzanova
Maria Ocegueda Networking Partners and Projects for Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Robin DeLugan & Steve Roussos
Lek Wei Seow Novel Immune Cell Signaling Protocol Development and Data Analysis Project Katrina Hoyer
Jacqueline Leon Protein Modeling Project Liang Shi
Johnny Campos Public Jobs and Social Mobility Project Rowena Gray
Christian-John Forcadilla School of Engineering Communications Initiative Internship D.B. Quan & Mark Matsumoto
Dafne Garcia SSHA Spotlight Media Project Austyn Smith
Matthew Louie Student-Focused Writing Program Assessment Project Paul Gibbons
Vanessa Herrera Translating for the Community Project Virginia Adan-Lifante
Maria Pimentel Valley Fever Disease Severity Analysis and Community Outreach Project Katrina Hoyer
Hadis Najibi Advancing STEM Internship Carrie Kouadio