Two Environmental Studies students among 12 international Streicker Fellows

the Office of International Programs ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

First-year student Taylor Machette and sophomore Daniel Qian, both in Princeton University’s environmental studies certificate program, are among 12 Princeton undergraduates who will pursue internships and conduct research internationally this summer as Streicker Fellows. The Streicker International Fellows Fund was established in 2015 to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture. The fellows are selected by Princeton’s Office of International Programs.

Machette is a first-year student from Stockbridge, Michigan. She is an ecology and evolutionary biology major and is pursuing a certificate in environmental studies. Machette will be an intern at Aarhus University in Denmark, where she will participate in a research project on dolphin biosonar. To prepare for her Streicker Fellowship, she will be conducting field work with bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota, Florida, earlier in the summer.

Qian is a sophomore from East Brunswick, New Jersey. He is a sociology major working toward certificates in environmental studies and global health and health policy. Qian will be an intern with the Food Bank, a nonprofit based in Singapore, where he will work on scenario planning for the organization.

The fellows have designed their own projects or internships in conjunction with host organizations outside the United States. During their summer abroad, they will deepen their understanding of an academic or professional area of interest while expanding their perspectives through cultural immersion. 

The program is made possible through a gift from John Streicker, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1964 and chairman of the board of the New York City-based Sentinel Real Estate Corp., and his children: Margaret Streicker Porres, a member of the Class of 1997 and president of Newcastle Realty Services in New York; Michael Streicker, a member of the Class of 1999 and managing director of Sentinel Real Estate; and Elizabeth Streicker Albertini, a member of the Class of 2002 and a psychiatrist in New York.