MIT senior Aviva Intveld has received the distinguished Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which presents college students a chance to pursue graduate research within the discipline of their selection at Cambridge College within the U.Okay. Intveld will be a part of the opposite 23 U.S. residents chosen for the 2023 class of students.
Intveld, from Los Angeles, is majoring in earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences, and minoring in supplies science and engineering with concentrations in geology, geochemistry, and archaeology. Her analysis pursuits span the intersections amongst these fields to raised perceive how the pure environments of the previous have formed human motion and decision-making.
At Cambridge, Intveld will undertake a analysis MPhil in earth sciences on the Godwin Lab for Paleoclimate Analysis, the place she’s going to examine the affect of previous local weather on the traditional Maya in northwest Yucatán through cave sediment data. She hopes to pursue an impact-oriented analysis profession in paleoclimate and paleoenvironment reconstruction and finally apply the teachings realized from her analysis to tell trendy local weather coverage. She is especially captivated with sustainable mining of energy-critical components and addressing local weather change inequality in her house state of California.
Intveld’s work at Cambridge will construct upon her in depth analysis expertise at MIT. She at the moment works within the McGee Lab reconstructing the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene paleoclimate of northeastern Mexico to supply a climatic background to the primary peopling of the Americas. Beforehand, she explored the affect of mountain plate tectonics on biodiversity within the Perron Lab. Throughout a summer season analysis place on the College of Haifa in Israel she analyzed the microfossil assemblage of an offshore sediment core for paleo-coastal reconstruction.
Final summer season, Intveld interned on the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Homer, Alaska, to establish geologic controls on regional groundwater chemistry. She has additionally interned with the World Wildlife Fund and with the Pure Historical past Museum of Los Angeles. Throughout her the spring semester of her junior 12 months, Intveld studied overseas by means of MISTI at Imperial School London’s Royal Faculty of Mines and accomplished geology discipline work in Sardinia, Italy.
Intveld has been a powerful presence on MIT’s campus, serving because the undergraduate consultant on the EAPS Variety, Fairness, and Inclusion Committee. She leads excursions for the MIT Checklist Visible Arts Middle, is a member of and affiliate advisor for the Terrascope Studying Neighborhood, and is a participant within the Addir Interfaith Dialogue Fellowship.
Inveld was suggested in her software by Kim Benard, affiliate dean of the Distinguished Fellowships staff in Profession Advising and Skilled Improvement, who says, “Aviva’s work is at an interesting crossroads of archeology, geology, and sustainability. She has already achieved extraordinary work, and this chance will put together her much more to be influential within the struggle for local weather mitigation.”
Established by the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis in 2000, the Gates Cambridge Scholarship offers full funding for proficient college students from exterior the UK to pursue postgraduate research in any topic at Cambridge College. Because the program’s inception in 2001, there have been 33 Gates Cambridge Students from MIT.