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Class of 2019 First-Year Fellow: Kiana Amirkiaee

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Kiana Amirkiaee ’19 is currently pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Public Policy at Dartmouth College.

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As a First-Year Fellow, Kia worked as an Engagement Fellow at the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC).

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Kiana Amirkiaee ’19 lives in Woodstock, Vermont and graduated from Woodstock Union High School as the salutatorian of the class of 2015. She is currently pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Public Policy.

During her First-Year Fellow summer, Kia worked as an Engagement Fellow at the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), where she was exposed to a range of tasks including: working on the social media platform, attending events on the Hill on issues of importance to the National Women’s Business Council, conducting research on state business policies for a summer project, creating an excel contact database for the 2016 annual report, and handling logistics for the August public meeting.

While at the NWBC, she wrote two blog posts for their website and made 50 weekly posts to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. “My writing matured over the summer. I became more comfortable writing articles and writing more direct and strategically. After submitting a writing sample from this summer to a financial magazine based out of Chicago,” shares Kia, “I was offered a part-time job writing economic blog articles during the school year.

Throughout the summer she also worked on a research project about state policies that affect women entrepreneurs with the two other NWBC fellows.  “I truly enjoyed every aspect of my internship. The NWBC team is incredible, the work interesting and engaging, and the political atmosphere—of working in the midst of politics—is an amazing experience.”

Back on campus, Kia is a member of the Class of 2019/1969 Connection Committee and Women in Business. Outside of Dartmouth, she enjoys writing articles about financial fitness for Financial Poise Magazine. After graduation, Kiana plans to attend law school before pursuing a career with the U.S. government. “Although I am still unsure of exactly what I want to do in the future, I do know that I want my career to incorporate business and economic development.”

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