Baruch College Students Accept Internships with the New York State Legislature

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NEW YORK, NY-February 6, 2013 Two students from the School of Public Affairs and two students from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College have accepted internships in the New York State Legislature. Celeste Simon and Jennifer Ross will be going to the State Senate while Daniel Gedeon and Joel Cabrera will be interning in the Assembly.

During the spring 2013 semester the students will live in Albany, work in the offices of lawmakers, and receive 15 academic credits for PAF 5001.

Celeste Simon will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs in Fall 2013. Celeste grew up in East New York, Brooklyn, where she attended elementary and junior high school. Celeste enjoys traveling throughout the tri-state area and abroad, decorating, reading, as well as volunteering with a local nonprofit organization in her neighborhood.

Jennifer Ross will graduate in Fall 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Originally from Austin, Texas, Jennifer moved from Austin in the summer of 2000, traveling around the United States for many years until she settled in New York City in the fall of 2008. Jennifer enjoys writing, traveling, and exploring New York City and running with her dog in Central Park or along the Hudson River.

Daniel Gedeon will be graduating from Baruch in Fall 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs. Daniel was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and his parents are immigrants from Haiti. In the Fall of 2011, he interned at Comunilife Inc. a nonprofit organization which serves thousands of New York City's undeserved population, through physical health, mental health and housing services. He currently volunteers with New York Cares and he is also a Hagedorn Fellow.

Joel Cabrera will graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in Spring 2014. Joel, who is from The Bronx, attended Bronx Community College where he was involved with the student government. He transfered to Baruch College in Fall 2012. Joel's family is from the Dominican Republic, and he hopes to work with the United Nations after he graduates from Baruch.

Professor Michael Feller, who supervises public affairs internships, says “The programs offer undergraduates a unique opportunity to learn directly about the legislative process through their participation in an on-site, academically enriching, and career building work experience.”

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

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