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Julia McElhinney named Perkins Bass Intern for Summer 2013

Julia McElhinney

Julia McElhinney ‘14 with UCS's Senior Washington Representative Daniel Brito in front of Senator Udall's office.

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Julia McElhinney was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2013 internship, with generous support from the Perkins Bass ’34 Public Affairs Internship Fund. She interned with the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington DC.  The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent not-for-profit research group that works tirelessly to ensure governmental policy, corporate practices and consumer choices are informed by thoughtful and engaged scientific research. “I look forward to incorporating what I have learned about the importance of sustainable, small-scale food and farm systems into my academic and professional interests in community building,” says Julia.

Julia is a member of the Class of 2014 at Dartmouth College. She is an Environmental Studies Major and a Studio Art Minor studying the intersection of public policy, planning and design as it relates to public placemaking. Julia has a keen strong interest in the role food and agriculture play in the creation of resilient communities. As a Presidential Scholar, Julia researched strategies for comprehensive community planning and design.

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