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Class of 2020 First-Year Fellow: Sunny Singh '20

As a First-Year Fellow, Sunpreet (Sunny) Singh ’20 interns at the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’88.

Sunny Singh meets his mentor, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’88, for the first time. 

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Sunpreet (Sunny) Singh hails from Jamaica, New York and graduated from Hillcrest High School. At Hillcrest, Sunny was the president of his school’s Junior State of America chapter and Model United Nations club where he won several awards at local, national, and international conferences. He also participated in the Junior Sikh Coalition, Mock Trial, and Moot Court.

At Dartmouth, Sunny plans to double major in Government and Economics with a minor in Public Policy. He is a Staff News Writer for The Dartmouth, a Rockefeller Global Leadership Fellow, and treasurer of the Dartmouth Quest for Socioeconomic Engagement group. He is also a Great Issues Scholar, Daniel Webster Scholar, and a member of the First Year Student Enrichment Program. Outside of school, Sunny also enjoys playing and watching basketball, dancing Punjabi Bhangra, and participating in DOC trips.

As a First-Year Fellow, Sunny interned at the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’88. Sunny’s responsibilities for the office included giving constituent tours, answering the telephones, manning the front office, sorting correspondence and delivering pieces of mail, and attending congressional briefings/hearings to produce memorandums when requested by staff. Additionally, he conducted research on tax reform proposals, vetted ambassador nominations, and worked on projects related to transgender service members and veterans.

According to Sunny, “The most rewarding part of the fellowship experience was being able to combine my interest in government and economics with my passion for politics and aspiration to someday work in D.C. and hopefully in Congress. It was amazing to be able to roam the halls of Congress where so many historic figures have been before, and to have been able to meet several senators, representatives, and staff members. I had the opportunity to attend several congressional intern lecture series with senators, representatives, executive branch members, as well as the senior adviser to the President, Jared Kushner. I, thus, had the ability to ask questions and hear off the record answers that gave me insight and advice on entering the world of politics and policymaking, and tips for securing a future internship.”

Sunny plans to attend law school after graduation and intends to pursue a career in politics.

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