Two Muhlenberg College Interns Power LVSN Website Development

The goal of a comprehensive sustainability website for the Lehigh Valley has been achieved thanks to the contributions of two Muhlenberg College interns, Jalal Khan and Hannah Bobker.  

Hannah, a rising junior from Brunswick, Maine, worked as a volunteer during the Spring 2015 semester developing content for the website’s Sustainability A to Z section.  She researched and wrote definitions for each of the terms, then identified links to both local and national resources as well as opportunities for local involvement. She also researched sustainability services offered by municipalities in the Lehigh Valley, organizing them by types of service offered to make finding them easier.  Hannah is studying political science, public health and sustainability with an interest in pursuing a career in social justice. This summer she is working as an intern in sustainability for the State of Maine.

Jalal Khan joined the LVSN in May as an intern in the Summer 2015 Air Products Community Internship Program.  A rising sophomore from Center Valley, PA, Jalal is a computer science major and has been the technical driver of the LVSN website’s development. Jalal has defined the structure for the website as well as its navigation and user interface. He has also brought his skills to bear in creating a calendar plug-in that permits the compilation of multiple organizations’ calendars into one easy-to-access list on the site. Most importantly, Jalal’s design will permit easy (translate: non-tech geek) maintenance of the site once it is up.

The LVSN offers a huge round of applause and a big thank-you to these two talented and committed students who have helped us move much more quickly towards our goal of a comprehensive sustainability website for the Lehigh Valley.