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

Current Interns

Alec Wallace is a rising senior from the Bay Area, studying Environmental Engineering. His interests in climate change started with his exposure to California wildfires, and he joined the CC Lab with the hope of contributing to the reduction of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Outside of the lab, he works in Project Bright trying to solarize local food trucks. He’s a member of the Yale Climbing Team and works at the Squiche. Alec’s hobbies include animation, screenwriting, and playing instruments.

Alexandra Griffith is a rising junior at Yale College majoring in Environmental Engineering and pursuing a certificate in Energy Studies. As a proud West Virginian, Alexandra feels grateful to represent her state in environmental science spaces. She hopes to bring her personal experiences and education together to work towards an equitable energy transition in Appalachia. At Yale, Alexandra plays euphonium in the Yale Concert Band, is a member of the Rural Student Alliance, and has previously served as a City Fellow in the Yale College Democrats. Outside of her studies, Alexandra enjoys hiking, doing puzzles, and watching movies with her suitemates in Benjamin Franklin College.

Andrew Dabrah is a rising sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Certificate in Energy Studies. From Accra, Ghana, Andrew has also lived in Nigeria and Kenya. He is interested in tackling global problems and hopes to do so through his contributions to the Carbon Containment Lab. Outside of class, Andrew is a member of the Yale Student Energy Association, Scholars of Finance, and is the Treasurer of the Yale African Students Association.

Charlie Mayhew is a rising senior at Yale College double-majoring in History and Physics. He was drawn to the CC Lab by its ambitious goals for containment and interdisciplinary, collaborative approach. His current project is assessing potential opportunities for methane recovery efforts at abandoned coal mines. Within Yale, he is a member of Benjamin Franklin College and the Viola Question, a campus improv group. In his spare time, he likes to cook, play piano, and go for long runs. Though born and raised in New York City, he loves the outdoors and hiking, in particular through the White Mountains and Adirondacks (where he is very slowly crossing off all 46 peaks). 

David Landolfi is a rising senior in Yale College. He is pursuing a dual degree in chemistry and history, with a focus in clean energy.  David was drawn to the CC Lab for its interdisciplinary and results-driven approach. Prior to supporting the CC Lab, he interned for David Gardiner & Associates, working to modernize the power grid and expand renewable thermal energy. David is a proud New Haven native and strives to improve sustainability in his hometown through his work with the CT Clean Cities Coalition. In his spare time, he can be found trying new restaurants, going on runs, or playing pickleball.

Diego Meucci is a rising senior at Yale College, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Energy and Climate. He is a member of the Energy Studies Program, as well as the Sustainability Liaison for Grace Hopper College. As a Liaison, he aims to promote Earth Stewardship through a series of community-oriented events. He also works to reduce Hopper College’s carbon footprint by reducing the college’s electricity consumption. Diego is a member of the Yale Student Environmental Coalition and a proud Senior Manager of Grace Hopper’s Buttery, The Trolley Stop. In his spare time, Diego enjoys street photography and watching movies, as well as taking his dog for long walks around New Haven.

Emma Levin is rising junior at Yale College in Benjamin Franklin College. She is from Port Washington, New York. Emma is interested in studying climate science, applied math, and energy studies. Growing up in a coastal town taught her about the implications of climate change, including extreme weather and rising sea levels, and sparked her interest in climate science. At Yale, she is also a research assistant for the University’s Carbon Offset Program and a Hahn Scholar conducting research in the School of the Environment. Emma loves to take long walks in New Haven and prides herself on being a map enthusiast.

Maddie Bartels is a rising junior from Carlsbad, California majoring in Earth and Planetary Sciences and pursuing a certificate in Energy Studies.  Her interest in the intersection of earth sciences, carbon capture, and renewable energy was sparked during a four-month travel venture around the Mountain West working on small farms and ranches.  After learning about the ways in which energy access and climate change affect rural farming and ranching practices, Maddie is now eager to work with the CC Lab to address interdisciplinary environmental and social issues.  At Yale, Maddie is a research assistant at the Yale Metal Geochemistry Center, a leader in Christian Union Lux, and a member of the Yale International Relations Association, and club gymnastics team.  In her free time, Maddie can be found hiking, sampling vegan desserts at Claire’s Corner Copia, reading on the Trumbull College hammock, or drinking tea with friends around campus.

Past Interns

Adam Houston, Master of Environmental Management ‘21
Radhika Sundaresan, Master of Environmental Management ‘21
Harrison Gill, Chemical Engineering ‘22
Grace Callander, Chemical Engineering ‘20
Fiona Kurylowicz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ‘20
Aditi Shetty, Applied Mathematics ‘21
Wanjiku Mwangi,  Environmental Engineering & African Studies ‘22
Skakel McCooey, History ‘22
Chiara Chung-Halpern, Earth and Planetary Sciences ‘21
Sophie Latham, Environmental Studies ‘21
Victoria Dombrowik, Environmental Studies ‘21
Nick Dahl, Statistics and Data Science ’21
Oliver Leitner, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry ’22