TBG’s Summer 2018 Internship Team
By admin June 18, 2018

TBG is excited to introduce you to our Summer 2018 Internship Team. This accomplished group of graduate students will be assisting TBG on our ongoing projects, business development, and research on various development challenges and initiatives. Learn more about our each intern below.

Eline Tangen Andresen

Eline, pronounced Alina, is a graduate student at the Center of Global Affairs (CGA) at New York University (NYU). Here she is pursuing a Master of Science in Global Affairs, with a specialization in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance, with a focus on gender. Prior to coming to NYU, Eline obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics with a minor in Political Science at Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York. Eline is originally from Norway, but has been in New York for the past 5 years. With an academic background in both economics and international development, Eline has obtained several internships in both the non-profit sector and the private sector. Previously she interned with UNICEF USA, the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and Atlantic Records, gaining hands on experience in various field. She speaks Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English and is proficient in French. Her interest, both professionally and personally, is gender in international development, with an avid interest in West Africa.

Harneel Aujla

Harneel was born and brought up in India, where she went to school and completed two years of Law School and Political Science before transferring to SUNY Geneseo, New York. In New York, she studied International Affairs and Sociology. She also has had experience working for the National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi and translated documents from Hindi to English for the Indiability Foundation through the UN Volunteers program. She also held legal internship experience at Punjab and Haryana High Court, also in India.  Post graduating, Harneel was selected for LAMP (Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament) fellowship program in India. As aLAMP Fellow, she worked closely with and MP, providing extensive research support for his parliamentary work. She was given opportunities to help the MPs fulfill their parliamentary duties such as asking questions, raising matters of public importance, participating in debates, writing speeches, drafting private member bills. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and proficient in French. She is also a regular Vinyasa Yoga practitioner and enjoys learning about different food cultures.

Jacob (Junghun) Lee

Jacob (Junghun) Lee is currently enrolled in Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, concentrating on International Economics and Energy, Resources and Environment. He completed his undergraduate degree at Hanyang University in South Korea, majoring in Business Administration. While Jacob was an undergraduate, he participated in an internship program, which was co-sponsored by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in South Korea and the U.S. Department of States. Through the program, he interned for a specialty coffee importer and the U.S. House committee on Oversight and Government Reforms. After finishing the internship program in the U.S., he returned to Korea and worked as a coordinator for the U.S. Embassy in South Korea. While pursuing his Master degree at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, he has deepened his knowledge in economics and statistics. He is interested in finance and development projects related to energy and infrastructure. Additionally, he is fluent in English, Japanese, Korean, and proficient in Chinese (Mandarin). In his free time, he enjoys cooking and playing the piano.

Isabella Suarez

Isabella is a graduate student at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs (CGA), where she studiesEnergy & Environmental Policy with focus on energy security and climate change. Born and raised in the Philippines, she graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a B.Sc. in Legal Management and a minor in Literature and studied Business Administration for Renewable Energy in Berlin, Germany. Her experiences are largely in sustainable development; she is a co-founder and Marketing and Strategic Development Head of a UN-funded, ethical manufacturing company working on urban poor community development and youth volunteerism. While in New York, Isabella worked as an environmental sustainability intern for UN Women, served on the board of the Women in Global Affairs – New York Chapter, and was selected for a CGA team working with the UN Counterterrorism Executive Directorate on counterterrorism trends. She is fluent in English, Tagalog, and several other Filipino languages and is currently studying Spanish.


Karmo D. Ville

Karmo D. Ville was born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia. He is currently pursuing a second master’s degree at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University with a concentration in Global Energy Policy and Management. Karmo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Accounting from the University of Liberia in Monrovia and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in International Finance and Economic Development from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Before coming to SIPA, Karmo headed up the finance and accounting department at the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL). Karmo represented NOCAL in commercial transactions with two of the world’s largest oil and gas companies – ExxonMobil and Chevron that resulted into over US$200 million direct investment in Liberia’s upstream oil and gas exploratory program. Beyond the oil and gas field, Karmo has worked both with public and private sector institutions and served in the following capacities – corporate financial analyst, public financial management, strategic management and investment associate. He is optimistic and believes that the internship experience with TBG will sharpen his research and quantitative skills in the design and development of programs that will seek to address a cross-section of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Karmo has traveled extensively across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. He is a keen follower of international affairs (news) and love to listen to a variety of music.

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