Jacob Hershman

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College of Arts and Sciences Rising Senior

PPEH Summer Public Research Intern

I am a rising senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying English and minoring in Philosophy. Beyond the classroom, and above the basement in which I am the lead guitarist of a soft-punk band called Contrapasta, I serve as the Campaign Coordinator of the student-run fossil fuel divestment group Fossil Free Penn. At PPEH this Summer, I am looking forward to developing my knowledge of the role of the humanities in environmental advocacy, assisting PPEH’s educational mission through creating a public humanities exhibit, and - most importantly - working with people who care about the earth just as much as I do.