2013 Interns
Summer 2013 Interns, from left to right: Erich Eberts, Laura Calcara, Sarah Jayawardene, Mackenzie Domann, Alexandra Horvath, Shiffa Iqbal, Veronica Pintor, and Elizabeth Dawkins

Erich Eberts - "My name is Erich Eberts and I am freshman biology major from Somers, New York. I enjoy biking, hiking, playing soccer and spending time with friends. I am very enthusiastic about doing service, specifically working with children and mentally or physically disabled people."

Laura Calcara is a freshman Electrical Engineering Major in the Honors Program at LMU, and is looking forward to studying abroad in Germany for the Fall 2013 semester. She graduated as salutatorian from Ramona High School in San Diego, CA where she was active in the soccer and dance programs. In her free time Laura enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and spending time with friends. Finally, she is incredibly excited about having the opportunity to spend the summer working at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium through NOYCE, and knows this will be an experience she will cherish in the future.

Sarah - "I am a rising sophomore Biochemistry major from Fairfield, Ca. When I graduate from LMU, I plan on going to medical school to become a obstetrician/gynecologist or a pediatrician and would love to have my own practice. I really enjoy working with animals and children and I think NOYCE is the perfect opportunity for me to put that into practice. My dream in life is to be able to take what I learn in medical school and apply it to philanthropic work in third world countries."

Mackenzie Domann is a sophomore at LMU majoring in civil engineering with an environmental focus and is minoring in secondary education mathematics. She is from West Linn, Oregon. After college Mackenzie hopes to go into the environmental engineering field for a few years and then eventually go back to school and get her masters in teaching. Mackenzie hopes that the NOYCE internship experience will help her learn more about what it means to be a teacher. She is looking forward to this amazing experience.

Alexandra Horvath - "My name is Alexandra and I am Freshman Biochemistry major. I from Palos Verdes Estates, California and I wanted to do this Internship because I enjoy teaching children about the joys of science and math. My hobbies include reading, biking, walking my dog, and working with children. My future carrier plans are to get my Master's degree in Biochemistry at the University of Southern California and then get a job as a forensic scientist. If this works out, I hope to later on become a high school chemistry teacher."

Shiffa Iqbal - "My name is Shiffa and I am an Engineering major from Bakersfield, CA. I plan to graduate as an Electrical Engineer and use my degree to pursue a career in National Security. Though this is a goal I am intent on reaching, my major goal is to become a teacher, teaching in a non-profit environment. I hope to put forth an effort to teach children living in underprivileged areas and possibly even in a foreign country. I hope the Noyce Internship will aid me and allow me to become closer to achieving my goals."

Veronica Pintor - "My name is Veronica and I am from Mission Viejo, California. I am currently a biochemistry major at Loyola Marymount University. I am super excited to be part of the NOYCE Internship Program and I look forward to a summer full of learning, science, and working with children! My future plans included working with children as either a math/science teacher or going into the medical field in the area of orthopedics. Some of my hobbies include being outdoors/active, listening to country music, and most importantly spending time with my family and friends."

Elizabeth Dawkins - "My name is Elizabeth Dawkins. I am a Biology major and want to be an equine veterinarian. I fell in love with biology when I was in high school because I had an amazing biology professor. Being a science major has opened my eyes to the wonders of the natural world and how much there is waiting to be discovered. I look forward to the many wonderful years ahead of me as a scientist."