Interns and Building Ambassadors

Meet Our Student Employees

Our Institute interns and building ambassadors are a critical part of the Institute team. Communications interns support our communications and marketing efforts by creating content, helping raise the Institute's visibility among various audiences, and provide a student perspective on Institute programs, people and other activities.

Our Building Ambassadors help welcome visitors into the Institute building, sharing information about the building itself and the energy, climate and sustainability community that calls the Institute home. 

Learn more about them below! 

Kira Parrish-Penny '24: Building Ambassadors Manager


Kira Parrish-Penny
Kira Parrish-Penny '24

Kira Parrish-Penny is a '24 from Oakland, California, studying Sociology, Psychology, and English. She began working with the Irving Institute staff in Fall 2021 for a project with Design Corps. In addition to other design work and her involvement with the Irving Building, Kira also works in the Rauner Special Collections library and at the docks with the Ledyard Canoe and Kayaking Club. She likes crossword puzzles, the show Breaking Bad, and sourdough bread (eating, not making).