Summer Post-Bac Interns

Students arrive next week for the Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology, but this week we would like to welcome Christina Howe and Julia Kobe, who are participating in the 3-month Post-Baccalaureate Internship Program.

As interns, Christina and Julia will:

  • Conduct biostatistical or epidemiologic research alongside a Harvard faculty mentor and graduate student mentor
  • Participate in collaborative research projects through 1-2 rotations at academic and clinical centers at Harvard
  • Attend regular seminars at Harvard and DFCI on biostatistical topics
  • Participate in our annual Pipelines Into Biostatistics Symposium

Christina Howe earned her Bachelor of Science in mathematics, biostatistics, and nursing at Simmons College in 2017. She has research experience in bioengineering at MIT and in biostatistics at the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center. She is interested in combining her clinical and research background to bridge bedside care and big data. She will be working in the Medical ICU at Georgetown University Hospital and plans to pursue graduate work in biostatistics after gaining clinical experience in critical care. 

Julia Kobe graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2017, earning her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. Through the co-op program at Wentworth, she participated in an internship with the pandemic research team at the catastrophe modeling company AIR Worldwide, and an NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she worked to develop game theoretical models of cholera. Her research interests include biostatistics and disease modeling, particularly in relation to the study of infectious diseases. She plans on pursuing her Ph.D. in either biostatistics or epidemiology in the future.