13 students selected to participate in Legislative Fellows Program
1:12 p.m., Feb. 4, 2014--Thirteen students will have the opportunity to assist legislators in addressing critical issues facing the state during the 2014 Legislative Fellows Program.
Through the Legislative Fellows Program a partnership between the University of Delaware and the Delaware General Assembly students conduct non-partisan research, respond to constituent concerns and staff committees.
A model of leadership
The students, selected from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Wesley College, will intern for the state General Assembly for 20 hours a week from January through June.
In recent years, fellows have worked on areas as diverse as land-use planning, education reform and juvenile justice. The 2014 Legislative Fellows Program class includes 11 UD students. The fellows are:
- Tyler Berl, master of arts student specializing in public health;
- Elizabeth Burland, 4+1 bachelor of arts (honors) and master of arts student majoring in public policy with a concentration in nonprofits and philanthropy;
- Peter Conforti, 4+1 bachelor of arts/master of public administration (MPA) student majoring in public policy;
- Caitlin Del Collo, master of arts student specializing in social policy;
- Raequan Jones, bachelor of arts student at Delaware State University majoring in political science with a minor in law studies;
- Christopher Kelly, MPA student specializing in public management;
- Alexandra Leach, MPA student specializing in public policy;
- Leann Moore, MPA student specializing in nonprofit management;
- Rebekah Perry, MPA student specializing in public management;
- Tanner Polce, master of business administration student at Wesley College with a concentration in executive leadership;
- Alexa Scoglietti, MPA student specializing in public management;
- Verity Watson, MPA student specializing in policy and program development.
Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson