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LEAP Interns

I am excited to share a quick update with all of you in regards to the worker cooperative succession project I have been working on. I would like to give a quick overview of what the project is and why it is important, for those...

I have learned so much thus far at LEAP! I have gotten the chance to meet and greet with various departments across LEAP to introduce myself, my role here at LEAP, and my goals going forward. We also discussed the broad and ever-changing topic of economic development. Most discussions have...

My name is Madalyn Dessy and I am a senior at Michigan State University, studying Environmental Economics and Management. I am from Rochester Hills, Michigan, but spend most of my free time in Glen Arbor, Michigan, a place my family loves to visit. Outside of...

When I applied for the equity development internship, I really did not have anything in mind besides the general sense that I wanted to work towards making the world a better place. As a history major, I have developed a strong interest in labor movements...

For my internship, I am most excited to meet with the other departments at LEAP and learn more about what each of them do. I am constantly trying to expand my horizons, so meeting with an extremely diverse set of individuals is very intriguing to...

This summer, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to intern with one of the best economic development teams in the country! This opportunity will allow me to expand upon my current knowledge and understanding of the importance of economic development.  To me, economic development...

So far, my project has been full of up and downs. I started on a very broad subject, sustainability, which I quickly realized is far too broad and inconsistent to be a subject on its own. My initial research found that every company wants to attach...

By DJ Seaton This certainly has been quite a journey so far. I have finally finished up my work on the 2020 LEDC Annual Report. When working on that report, I discovered that I really need a bigger screen because I sometimes had 5+ windows open...

Being born and raised by a Greek family in Brazil always caused an inherent identity crisis while growing up. My family comes from a small village close to the town of Sparta, Greece. Little did I know that I would soon grow up to become...

My name is Jack Pedlow, and I am a senior at the University of Michigan. Growing up the son of an AP economics teacher, I have always been surrounded by economics and it has become a passion of mine. I am also very passionate about...