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

Class of 2014

Rocky Funded Intern Blackwood '14 Featured in the Huffington Post

This summer, Kristy Blackwood '14 was able to intern in Washington, DC at the New America Foundation thanks to a grant by the Rockefeller Center. While getting this internship was impressive enough, Kristy topped herself by having an opinion piece published in the Huffington Post last month.

Julia McElhinney named Perkins Bass Intern for Summer 2013

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.

Joseph Singh '14 Named the Presidential Fellow for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

Congratulations to Joseph Singh '14, who has been selected as the 2013-2014 Presidential Fellow for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

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MLDP Alum Celeste Winston '14 Named a 2013 Beinecke Scholar

A Geography major, Celeste Winston ’14 has been named one of 20 Beinecke Scholars for 2013.  According to the article in Dartmouth Now, she will receive support from the Beinecke Foundation to pursue a PhD in the subject. Established in 1971, the Beinecke Foundation provides $34,000 of support to exceptional students for graduate studies in the fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Committed to the field of social justice, Winston has held various leadership roles on campus as well as participated in several Rockefeller Center programs.  She has participated in the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program in preparation for Geography Foreign Study Program in Prague, as well as the Management and Leadership Development Program here at the Rockefeller Center. Winston is also an executive member of the Dartmouth Afro-American Society.

Interview with Newly Elected Dartmouth Student Assemby President Adrian Ferrari '14

Adrian Ferrari '14 was recently elected student body president of Dartmouth College. He hails from Los Altos, California, where he was politically active, often working on campaigns and helping to organize fundraisers.  At Dartmouth, he is a Government major with a minor in Public Policy. Adrian is also a familiar face in the Rockefeller Center, having participated in First Year Fellows, Civic Skills Training, the Management and Leadership Development Program, and the Global Leadership Program for the Prague Foreign Study. Courtney Wong '15 sat down with Adrian for an interview for the Rockefeller Center blog. 

Interview with Brandon DeBot '14 on Being Named a Truman Scholar

The Rockefeller Center’s own Brandon DeBot ’14 was recently chosen as a 2013 Truman Scholar. An aspiring Government major with a minor in Public Policy, Brandon hopes to one day pursue a career in federal fiscal policy.  A former First Year Fellow, Brandon works as a Student Program Assistant and a researcher in the Public Research Shop at the Rockefeller Center.  He is also a Presidential Scholar for the Government department and has interned at the White House National Economic Council and The Charles Group, LLC. in Washington, D.C. Brandon is also on the men's varsity tennis team and a member of Chi Heorot Fraternity.
You may have seen local news headlines about Brandon’s achievements, such as the Dartmouth Now article.  Courtney Wong '15 sat down with Brandon for an interview for the Rockefeller Center blog. 

Rockefeller Student Assistant Profile: Nick Judson '14

During the break, we are taking the time to appreciate the many student program assistants that help the Rockefeller Center run smoothly. Without the support and time of these students, many of our programs would not yield the same impact and outreach that currently exists for Dartmouth students. This series of posts will document the daily tasks of student program assistants, what they do, and anything else they care to share about their experiences. Today we have Nick Judson, a member of the class of 2014 pursuing an Economics major with a minor in Markets, Management, and the Economy through the Sociology Department. 

   What are you involved in on campus?
I am currently a Student Assistant at the Rockefeller Center, President of the Ivy Council, Finance & Strategy Director of The Dartmouth, and member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity

Rockefeller Student Assistant Profile: Joshua Schiefelbein '14

During the break, we are taking the time to appreciate the many student program assistants that help the Rockefeller Center run smoothly. Without the support and time of these students, many of our programs would not yield the same impact and outreach that currently exists for Dartmouth students. This series of posts will document the daily tasks of student program assistants, what they do, and anything else they care to share about their experiences. Today we have Joshua Schiefelbein, a member of the class of 2014 pursuing a Russian Area Studies major. 

 
What are you involved in on campus?
I am currently affiliated with the Phi Tau Co-educational Fraternity, the Edgerton Episcopal Center, the Marching Band, Sport Business @ Dartmouth, and the Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra.

Adrian Ferrari Selected as Next Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellow at Dartmouth

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center is pleased to announce our 2012-2013 Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellow, Adrian Ferrari ’14. 
Adrian Ferrari is a member of the Class of 2014 and is from Los Altos Hills, California. At Dartmouth, he hopes to major in Government and Economics, with a minor in Public Policy. Over the summer he served as a judicial intern to Judge John Mott ’81 of the D.C. Superior Court. Adrian also serves as a policy analyst and researcher for the Policy Research Shop and the LGBT liaison on Dartmouth’s Inter-Community Council. After graduating from Dartmouth, Adrian hopes to either attend law school or write for Jon Stewart, whichever he feels will allow him to best participate in the political process.

How Do I Participate in the First-Year Fellows Program?

The Rockefeller Center's First-Year Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for you to combine the academic study of public policy with real-world experience. Here's how you participate:

  • Take "Public Policy 5: Introduction to Public Policy" during the Winter Term.
  • Take a statistical methods course (e.g. ECON 10, SOCY 10, MSS 15, GOVT 10) during the Fall, Winter or Spring terms of your first year.
  • Apply to be a First-Year Fellow during the Spring term of your Freshman year.
  • Participate in the special Civic Skills Training after Spring Term.
  • Intern in Washington, DC, during the summer after your first year in a congressional office, policy think tank, executive branch agency, or advocacy organization with support from the Rockefeller Center, and Dartmouth alumni serving as mentors.
  • Complete final report and program evaluations at the end of your internship experience.
  • Attend a debriefing session when you return to Hanover.

For more, see the First-Year Fellows page at the Rockefeller Center website.

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