Clockwise from upper left hand corner: Justin Sheffer, Maggie Lewis, Avi Mediratta & Abigail Alpern Fisch
This summer, we welcome four interns who are working with ArtSmart Summer Camp, the Steinbruck Center, and doing some research for Washington Interfaith Network.
Hello! My name is Justin Sheffer and I am a rising senior at the State University of New York at Oswego. My major is Wellness Management with a minor in Nutrition. I am originally from Albany, New York but have decided to spend the summer in Washington D.C. to expand my educational and professional profile. I am part of The Fund for American Studies program at George Washington and George Mason University, under the Institute of Philanthropy and Volunteer Services. I am excited to start the summer off with The Steinbruck Center, carrying out work as a full time intern. I will be involved with summer camp by teaching students basic exercise and nutrition habits during recess. I will also be working on wellness at a variety of N street locations. I look forward to learning a ton this summer as an intern at the Steinbruck Center!
My name is Maggie Lewis and I just finished my first year at Loyola University of Maryland. I am a Political Science major and Urban Education minor. In the future, I hope to both hold public office and engage in advocacy work. Over the summer, I will be focusing mainly on affordable housing policy and the structural causes of homelessness. I am extremely excited to be interning with the Steinbruck Center this summer.
Avi Mediratta is a junior from Vanderbilt University majoring in Economics and Human and Organizational Development, and minoring in French. He is originally from Orlando, FL, and is spending the summer in DC to work with the Steinbruck Center and to experience the excitement of the nation’s capital firsthand. He is interested in law and politics, especially as they pertain to the economic welfare of American citizens. For fun, Avi enjoys reading political articles, watching TV, and walking aimlessly through the city.
Abigail Alpern Fisch:
I am very excited to be interning with Steinbruck Center this summer and to be working with their ArtSmart Summer Camp! I am originally from Bethesda, Maryland and am currently a rising sophomore at Tufts University in Massachusetts considering majoring in Peace and Justice Studies with a minor in Art History or Political Science. I am very passionate about the importance and transformative power that a child’s engagement with the arts can have for his or her learning or overall success. I am also dedicated to increasing opportunities to arts education for students of all socioeconomic statuses. I hope that through engagement with the Steinbruck Center’s staff and programming, I can learn more about how individuals come together to effect positive change within their communities, and I too hope be a part of that change.