In support of our Strategic Growth Project initiative, EHS Support is launching a Summer Internship Program this year. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team from science and engineering backgrounds with varying knowledge in hydrogeology, ecology, chemistry, economics, and data science/geographic information systems. Each week we’ll be spotlighting a different intern to share their skills, interests, and experience in the program.
Next up is Pagnaa S. Attah Nantogmah, who recently earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.
What attracted you to the EHS Support Summer Internship Program?
I felt that the company’s goals and mine strongly aligned. As someone passionate about the environment and hoping to engage in work that has real impact on preserving our environment, the Summer Internship Program was very appealing to me. It created a unique opportunity to merge my skills and passions while learning more about environmental consulting.
Why did you think you’d be a good candidate?
As a recent graduate in chemical engineering and an aspiring researcher, I’ve been exposed to a lot of research and data analytical tools that I felt will prove useful in this program. I also felt that my passion for the environment will serve as a drive to participate in this internship to the best of my abilities.
What do you hope to get out of the program?
I hope to gain a better understanding of pathways to contamination of waterways, remediation solutions and the various policies at play.
How has it been working alongside the other interns?
It’s been exciting working alongside such a diverse and multi-faceted team. Each intern brings a unique perspective to the team, and it’s been great learning from everyone else.
What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned so far?
It’s been quite exciting learning knew tips and tricks on working collaboratively in a virtual environment, especially given the climate we are in.
What would you like to do in your career in the long term?
I’d like to do research on using nanoporous membranes to facilitate sustainable energy separations in industrial settings.
What’s one fun/little known fact about you?
I used to be the lead guitarist in my high school band!