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Grateful for Their Service

Throughout the 2012-13 school year, Appalachian Voices has been fortunate to work with a slew of talented interns who gifted us with their energy and skills. Courtney Cooper and Ethan Strickland maintained the citizen water monitoring database and compiled pollution data for Appalachian Water Watch. On the communications front, Matt Abele shared his multimedia talents, Jil Lee provided graphics and web support, and Davis Wax contributed to our blog and The Appalachian Voice. In Washington, D.C., Becca Stern helped organize Week in Washington participants and Melanie Foley continues to assist with policy analysis, advocacy in Congress and writing for our blog.

With our Red, White and Water team, Hallie Carde played an integral role in clean water outreach, Ian Watkins researched water issues in North Carolina and kickstarted the canvassing campaign, and Katie Griffith assisted with all of the above. Erin Hostetler boosted our outreach and phonebanking with the help of enthusiastic volunteers, and Tabitha Lunsford served for over a year, contributing to every aspect of the program.

We’re thankful for their great work, and wish all of our spring and fall interns the best in their future pursuits!

Every year, Appalachian Voices is fortunate to assemble a phenomenal team of rockstar interns from numerous Appalachian and East Coast universities. Enjoy these posts from our interns.