The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Class of 2019 First-Year Fellow: Olivia Bewley

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Olivia Bewley ’19 comes from Moorestown, New Jersey and is pursuing a double major in Government and Anthropology at Dartmouth.

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As a First-Year Fellow, Olivia was placed at the U.S. Department of Education, under the mentorship of Lauren Kennedy ’02.

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Olivia Bewley ’19 comes from Moorestown, New Jersey, where she graduated from Moorestown High School. At Dartmouth, Olivia is pursuing a double major in Government and Anthropology and is a member of the Parliamentary Debate team and the Club Swim Team.

As a First-Year Fellow, Olivia was placed at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), under the mentorship of Lauren Kennedy ’02.

OPE’s mission is to provide access to college to students traditionally unable to complete postsecondary education. During her internship, Olivia was responsible for conducting in-depth research on these new operating protocols and determining the specific actions that needed to be taken in order to maintain compliance. This work culminated in a briefing on these standards, which consisted of a presentation and resulted in the creation of talking points, handouts, and an employee handbook with the legal definitions and working protocol for these standards.

The most rewarding part of her fellowship experience was building professional relationships with coworkers. "Most of all, my mentor Lauren Kennedy ’02 was incredibly welcoming and always made sure that I had meaningful work to complete and that I was doing work that interested me," says Olivia.

On campus Olivia is also a student staff member at the Rockefeller Center, working as a Student Assistant in Public Programs and as a Student Ambassador for the Management & Leadership Development Program.

Her future education and career plans include either graduate school for international relations or law school.

“After seeing the positive impact [Federal] public programs can have, I am now much more interested in pursuing a career in the service of the American people and in service of disadvantaged groups both domestically and abroad.”

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