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2019–2020 Rock Ethics Institute Undergraduate Fellows

by David Price Oct 20, 2020

Siena BakerSiena Baker—Economics and Community, Environment, and Development and Economics

Siena Baker is a 2020 senior from Chicago, Illinois. She is pursuing bachelor of science degrees in Economics and Community, Environment, and Development with a focus on environmental economics and policy. Some of her passions lie in social and environmental justice and sustainable development, as well as food security and economic equality. She has worked extensively REI Core Faculty member Rob Chiles and the FIELDS Project.





Lauren BrooksLauren Brooks—Political Science

Lauren Brooks is a rising sophomore from the town of Brighton, New York, near Rochester, where she graduated from Brighton High School. Studying Political Science in the College of the Liberal Arts, Lauren has a particular interest in politics and health influence. She plans to attend law school following her undergraduate studies. Jonathan Marks and Daniel Susser supervised Lauren’s fellowship.





Erin BrownErin Brown—Communication Arts and Sciences and Women's Studies

Erin is 2020 senior at Penn State, double majoring in Communication Arts and Sciences and Women's Studies with a minor in rhetoric and a certificate in Holocaust and genocide studies. Erin is one of the recipients of the 2020 REI Stand Up Award. On campus, she rides on the dressage team, actively works as a peer educator in the Gender Equity Center, and tutors in the Undergraduate Speaking Center. Erin worked with Yael Warshel in the Children, Youth, and Media in International and Global Conflict Zones Lab in the spring 2020.



Falynn Dunkelberger

Falynn Dunkelberger—International Politics and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Falynn is rising senior studying International Politics and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and came to Penn State for its “amazing educational opportunities.” Upon graduation, she wants to pursue a law degree with a focus in human rights legislation. She is interested particularly in the relationship between women’s agency and climate change and hopes to engage with the problem directly throughout her career. Daryl Cameron supervised Falynn’s fellowship in the Empathy and Moral Psychology Lab.




Pablo Gutierrez

Pablo Gutierrez—Anthropology, French Language and Literature, and History

Recent Penn State alum Pablo Gutierrez Soto is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated in spring 2020 with degrees in Anthropology, French Language and Literature, and History. Part of the Schreyer Honors College and a Liberal Arts Paterno Fellow, Pablo worked with Yael Warshel in conjunction with the REI’s Children, Youth, and Media in International and Global Conflict Zones initiative.





Glenn HubbardGlenn Hubbard—Economics and Industrial Engineering

Glenn Hubbard is sophomore, currently majoring in Economics and Industrial Engineering. Glenn is interested in studying how and why people act the way they do, and he believes that a well-rounded education in ethics, science, engineering, and the humanities will help him gain a greater understanding of this. Some of Glenn’s many passions are writing, trying new foods, and creating music. Glenn teamed with Alexandra Staub for his fellowship in the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.




Kathryn LewisKathryn Lewis—International Studies and Spanish

Kathryn Lewis is a sophomore majoring in Global and International Studies and Spanish. Kathryn is deeply involved with THON and Empower Orphans on campus. In summer 2019, Kathryn studied abroad in Ronda, Spain, for six weeks, where she enjoyed improving her Spanish and being immersed in a different culture. She worked with Yael Warshel on the Children, Youth, and Media in International and Global Conflict Zones initiative in spring 2020.





Warren SipeWarren Sipe—Philosophy and Finance

Warren Sipe is a sophomore majoring in Philosophy and Finance respectively. He plans to begin his career in investment banking but is interested in eventually pursuing a law degree. On campus, he is involved with the Nittany Lion Fund, a $9.5 million undergraduate-run hedge fund, and the Mock Trial program. In the past, he has conducted research on the influence of the intersection of business ethics and community advocacy on the process of gentrification in urban areas. Caitlin Grady and Sarah Rajtmajer supervised Warren’s Rock Ethics Institute fellowship.




Manshu TianManshu Tian—Philosophy and Sociology

Manshu is a rising junior majoring in Philosophy and Sociology. She has been a research assistant in the Department of Sociology, conducting a two-year research project about the population aging around the globe. Aside from the issues about aging, her research interests focus on the philosophy of law, along with the thought of modern philosophers, primarily concentrated on Thomas Hobbes. Under the supervision of Rock Ethics Institute assistant director Ben Jones, Manshu’s REI fellowship supported her project entitled “Hobbes and Philosophical Anarchism.”