Interns

CC Lab interns come to the Lab from across Yale and from across academic disciplines. They are flexible, creative thinkers able to investigate, interpret and communicate data, science, and trends across a number of fields related to the CC Lab’s work.

If you’re interested in an internship at the CC Lab during the academic year or summer, please check our opportunities page, the Yale Student Employment website, or reach out to us at carboncontainment.lab@yale.edu

Current Interns

Aimee Titche is a rising senior at Yale College pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a certificate in Energy Studies. From Southern Arizona, Aimee has grown up in the midst of copper mining development debates in her home town, sparking her interests in environmental conservation. Through her studies at Yale, Aimee has become invested in learning about carbon capture technologies and has spent time exploring natural carbon capture strategies during her work as a research assistant in the Planavsky Lab. Additionally, Aimee is a member of the Division I varsity gymnastics team at Yale and the Yale Society of Women Engineers. In her free time, Aimee enjoys long hikes and exploring small coffee shops.


Bryce De Muth is a rising Senior at Yale College, pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering. From the most southeast corner of Pennsylvania, Bryce’s home is surrounded by multiple State parks and near the Chesapeake Bay. This proximity to nature fostered his great appreciation for the environment. Bryce hopes to combine his love for the environment and passion for scientific inquiry in helping to address climate change. At Yale, he is also a member of the men’s lacrosse team and has served as the team’s sustainability captain. Additionally, he has participated in the Tsai City Climate Solutions Generator which seeks to facilitate the creation of new and creative tactics to addressing climate change. In his free time, Bryce enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and woodworking.


Colleen Flynn is a first-year Master of Environmental Management student at the Yale School of the Environment where she studies climate change science and policy, with a particular interest in climate solutions in the food system. Colleen’s current research work focuses on agricultural soil carbon credits. Before coming to YSE, Colleen worked for UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, where she helped launch a new climate change innovation portfolio. Prior to that, she spent several years working in strategy consulting where she supported public sector clients in DC and New York. Colleen graduated from Yale College in 2016 with a degree in Political Science and is originally from the Philadelphia area. In her free time, Colleen enjoys running around East Rock and is forever cooking, eating, or thinking about food.


Joshua Gonzalez is a rising senior at Yale College from Northbrook, Illinois, majoring in Environmental Studies (concentration in Energy & Climate) and pursuing a certificate in Japanese. Joshua became interested in carbon capture after taking a course on geo-engineering at Yale and hopes to learn more about sequestration and DAC technologies by working at the CC Lab. Outside of school, Joshua has been involved with a cappella, dance, the Yale Daily News, and the Yale Carbon Pricing Coalition; he also plays piano, guitar, and ukulele in his spare time.


Lydia Jackson is a rising third year joint degree pursuing both a MEM at the Yale School of the Environment and an MBA at the Yale School of Management. Lydia is passionate about business solutions for our climate and has spent the last 2 years exploring the diverse approaches in this space. Before coming to Yale, she was the Director of Business Operations at a tech startup called Zignal Labs for 8 years. Prior to Zignal, Lydia taught in Taiwan on a Fulbright grant. She grew up in Texas and has a BA in East Asian Studies from Carleton College. Otherwise, Lydia loves hosting dinner parties, mixing up cocktails, pretending like she has a green thumb, and playing with her new puppy, Persi.


Sam Panner graduated from Yale College ‘22 majoring in Mathematics. He spent the 2020-21 academic year away from Yale, working for the Smart Surfaces Coalition and doing research on electric vehicles in Massachusetts, his first forays into environmental science and sustainability. At the CC Lab, Sam hopes to make a concrete impact working to slow climate change, while also learning more about the environmental field and where he fits into it. He is eager to develop his interest in environmental data analysis and visualization. Outside of the Lab, Sam spends a lot of his time playing music with friends, walking briskly, and eating yogurt for breakfast. 


Sarah Moon is a rising senior at Yale College pursuing a joint major in Economics and Mathematics. Growing up in Los Angeles, California, with its worsening wildfires and droughts, exposed her to the importance of combating climate change. She is interested in applying data analysis and economic skills to real-world problems requiring interdisciplinary solutions. Sarah plays the flute for the Davenport Pops Orchestra, and in her free time can often be found solving puzzles, including nonograms, the New York Times mini crossword, and jigsaw puzzles.


Selin Goren is a rising junior at Yale College pursuing a B.S degree in Environmental Studies, a certificate in Energy Studies, and an advanced language certificate in Spanish. She’s from Turkey and is engaged in climate advocacy in her hometown, Istanbul. She’s passionate about the green energy transition of companies and cities, youth participation in climate politics, along with the intersectionality of environmental justice. At Yale, she’s working as a content creator in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, teaching environmental science to middle schoolers in New Haven with EECO, and acting in undergraduate theater productions. Outside the lab, Selin can be found dancing, bird-watching, or chatting with her friends in the Timothy Dwight College courtyard.


Teddy Horangic is a rising Sophomore interested in environmental economics and sustainable entrepreneurship. She took a gap year before college to start a green energy and carbon capture company, developing a solution that converts residential waste into electricity and biochar. This work brought her into the orbit of the Carbon Containment Lab, where she looks forward to contributing and building on her knowledge of carbon capture techno-economics.

At Yale, Teddy is on the Varsity Sailing Team, and is a jazz singer who performs with her band in New Haven and NYC. She is working with Professor Kenneth Gillingham (YSE, Economics Dept) researching the impact that energy efficiency regulations have on NYC buildings.


Tilden Chao is a rising senior at Yale College from Ithaca, New York, majoring in economics and pursuing a certificate in Energy Studies. Tilden grew up in a birdwatching family and fell in love with environmental protection during trips to sanctuaries and field stations. At the CC Lab, Tilden primarily works to develop strategies to phase down fluorinated refrigerant gases, super-pollutants thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide. He directs the Yale Refrigerants Initiative, the student group working to implement refrigerant management solutions on campus. Beyond school and refrigerants, Tilden loves backpacking, tossing baseballs around with friends, and playing the saxophone.