Bringing the Real World to the Classroom and the Classroom into the Real World

When Eva Fernandez, Project Engineer with McMillen Jacobs Associates (MMJ), an engineering, environmental, and construction firm specializing in underground water resource projects, was invited to share her career journey and day-to-day work with teachers at San Francisco’s John O’Connell High School (JOCHS), she jumped at the chance. “Teachers are very important for a person’s career…

Mila Fong Gougoutas Finds Community in the Project Pull Internship Program

“After experiencing the strong family and tightly knit community of Project Pull last year, I wanted to be a part of it again.” A rising senior at Lick-Wilmerding High School, Mila Fong Gougoutas has returned as a Project Pull intern this summer working in the environmental pathway. Despite the virtual nature of the internship program,…

Project Pull Internship Reflections

This summer looked quite different than most due to the coronavirus pandemic. No longer thinking of vacations that would have been looked forward to, rather reflecting on how this pandemic has changed the lives of so many. For many high school and college students, this has been quite a difficult time. Many students have gone…

A First for Project Pull Team Leaders Suki Luo and Sha’Nice Patterson

2020 marks the firsts of many Project Pull interns. Sha’Nice Patterson is a fifth year veteran participating in Project Pull and is serving as liaison between mentors and interns. This is Suki Luo’s first year with the program as a Team Leader. But this summer brings a “first” for them both and others in Project…