RCC 2020 Stanback Interns

Kendall Jefferys: Stanback Presidential Intern

Kendall is a rising Senior and Rachel Carson Scholar at Duke University. Studying Environmental Science and English with a concentration in Marine Science, she combines her interests in the natural world with her passion for literature and art. Kendall is from Keller, Texas and delights in any moment she finds to read, paint, or write poetry. On campus, she works at the Duke Campus Farm and competes with the Duke Figure Skating team. She also spent a semester and summer studying and researching at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC.

Rachel Radvany: Stanback Research and Policy Intern

Rachel Radvany is a rising senior at Duke University studying Environmental Sciences and Policy. She is from Pelham, New York and loves playing guitar and violin, hiking, and running in her free time. On campus, Rachel is involved in Duke Climate Coalition, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science, and Jewish Life at Duke. She is interested in environmental law and policy as well as environmental justice.


Andrei A. Santos: Stanback Campus Engagement Intern

Andrei is a rising sophomore at Duke University with a planned major in Public Policy and Environmental Science. He is from Davie, a town bordering the Florida Everglades, and has interned for the Town Hall of Davie. He has also been involved in Nicotine Prevention policy in South Florida, working under the Tobacco Free Florida’s SWAT initiative. Andrei is interested in exploring the intersection between public policy and environmental sustainability.


Noah Schaffir: Stanback Research and Policy Intern

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Noah is a rising senior at Duke University where he studies Psychology along with Environmental Science and Policy. Noah is interested in pursuing a law-based career that hopefully can combine his interests of environmental justice, advocacy, and the renewable energy sector. On campus, he works as a research assistant for the Duke University Department of Psychology where his main project involves psychological mindsets and their correlation to intelligence. In his spare time, Noah thoroughly enjoys skiing, watching B-list movies, discussing ethics, and solving a variety of puzzles.