Washington Post announces engineering interns
The following excerpt announcement was sent out from The Washington Post director of engineering Jeremy Bowers:
The Washington Post’s newsroom engineering team is excited to introduce you to our 2021 summer interns! This year’s class will be working with our team on projects like an internal documents pipeline, supporting our graphics and visual investigations work, and of course, election modeling and data visualization.
Sophie Andrews is a rising junior at Stanford University studying Math and Computational Sciences. She’s written data journalism articles for The Stanford Daily and built the online National Vote Trackers for The Cook Political Report. She’s also interned with the FCC and the National Renewable Energy Lab
Aaron Brezel graduated from Columbia University with Master’s degrees in journalism and computer science. He has enjoyed internship stops at the Los Angeles Times as an R&D developer, the Miami Herald as an investigative journalist and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a culture reporter. His Columbia thesis project on tracking emergent far-right memes won the Brown/Tow Award for Excellence in Computational Journalism. Aaron will be joining us following a stint at his kitchen table in Brooklyn. He spent the last several months researching crowdsourced journalism for Consumer Reports.
Mohar Chatterjee joins us from Columbia University, New York, where she is currently working on getting two M.S. degrees by May 2022 — one in Computer Science and one in Journalism. Lately, Mohar is quite interested in problems surrounding real-time information distribution and access. Prior to her time at the Washington Post, Mohar completed a residency at CERN in Geneva, where she helped document ground-breaking scientific experiments in high energy physics while working for filmmaker Leslie Thornton. Mohar holds a B.S. degree from Caltech, where she helped build four robots, worked in four engineering research labs and a small SoCal Venture Capital firm.
Hong Sen Du is a sophomore at Columbia University studying computer science and economics. On campus, he is the head of Newsroom Development at Columbia Spectator where he explores how engineering can be used to elevate the storytelling aspect of digital articles. In the past, Hong has worked at several nonprofits and startups in projects.
Alanna Flores is pursuing an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering as well as a B.S. in Computer Science at Stanford University. She previously worked for the Stanford Social Innovation Review and ran The Stanford Daily’s lifestyle section. More recently, Alanna has interned for the nonprofit law practice Accountability Counsel and researched for the Stanford Computational Policy Lab.
Deblina Mukherjee is a soon-to-be graduate of the University of Chicago, where she majors in Sociology and minors in Computer Science and Statistics. She does research on the science of science with the Knowledge Lab, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Shady Dealer, the University of Chicago’s only intentional humor publication.
We’re excited for this cohort of interns to join The Post’s engineering team for the summer. Make sure to give them a follow on social media!