RealArts@Penn Summer Interns and Prize Winners 2019

RealArts@Penn is a project of Penn’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing. Following are the recipients of its paid summer internships for 2019 as well as its prize winners, who are given funds to help with costs associated with internships they have already been offered.

Summer Internships

Journalism, Publications, and Print:

Elaina Doft (C’21): Downtown Bookworks Inc. (New York City)

Charlotte Bausch (C’20): Flathead Beacon (Montana)

Joyce Hida (C’21): Library of Congress (Washington, DC )

Carmina Hachenburg (C’21): Philadelphia Media Network (Philadelphia)

Sabrina Qiao (C’19): Philadelphia Magazine (Philadelphia)

Colin Lodewick (C’19): Pitchfork Media (New York City)

Sophia DuRose (C’21): McSweeney’s and the Believer (San Francisco)

Elizabeth Lemieux (C’21): Small Press Distribution (San Francisco)


Brooke Krancer (C’20): Morgan Library and Museum (New York City)


Teresa Xie (C’20): Settlement Music School (Philadelphia)

Samuel Kesler (C’20): Shore Fire Media (New York City)

Television and Film:

Becca Lieberman (C’20): Brooklyn Films (Los Angeles)

Caroline Harris (C’19): David Stern and Stuart Gibbs, Writers (Los Angeles)

Liza Babin (C’20): Doug Robinson Productions (Los Angeles)

John Anderson (C’21): Genre Films (Los Angeles)

Kate Lindenburg (C’20): Grandview (Los Angeles)

Hughes Ransom (C’19), Lexi Lieberman (C’20): Management 360 (Los Angeles)

Shalom Obiago (C’21): Monami Productions (New York City)

Akhil Vaidya (C’22): Tremolo Productions (Los Angeles)

Francesca Reznik (C’19): Viacom Catalyst: Creative + Strategy (New York City)


Lynn Osegura (C’19): 1812 Productions (Philadelphia)

Ali Yarto (C’20): Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (New York City)

Prize Winners

Anjali Berdia,

Ka Yee Christy Ching, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rachelle Frederic, Safehouse Pictures

Maritza Hernandez, Creative Resilience Collective

Kati Kim, Mad Chance Productions and Joint Effort Productions

Peter Lu, Mophonics & Spin Move Producers

Amy Marcus, To Write Love On Her Arms

Cassidy Mazurek, Pennsylvania Ballet Association

Rowana Miller, The New York Public Theater

Galena Sardamova, The Barnes Foundation/Slought

Toni Walker, Viacom