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|2012 Dairy Intern: Rebecca Shaw|
|Features - Students|
Q. What is your dairy background?
I served as an intern for Pennsylvania State Representative Jerry Stern, though I was also involved with helping the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Legislative Liaison. It was a great opportunity to discuss current issues in agriculture and get a feel for the political side of the industry.
Q. What activities or associations are you involved in?
In the Penn State Dairy Science Club, I've served as the social media chair and apparel chair, and I participate in the Nittany Lion Fall Classic selection committee each year. My other dairy activities include the Pennsylvania Junior Holstein Association, where I served as the 2011-2012 junior committee president, and dairy judging. I was a part of the 2008 National Champion Pennsylvania 4-H Judging Team and the 2011 Penn State Dairy Judging Team in Lousiville, Kentucky. I'm also involved in the Morrill Chapter of Alpha Zeta Fraternity, where I've served as chronicler and rush chairman.
Q. What will your responsibilities be?
That’s the best part of this internship – the variety. My responsibilities range from organizing open houses, planning events, writing articles, collecting data and various other projects I am assigned.
Q. What do you hope to have learned by the end of your internship?
I was born with a passion for the dairy industry. So, through the summer I hope to gain new experiences and knowledge that, along with my passion, will allow me to better serve the dairy industry.
Q. What intrigues you most about the company or organization where you're interning?
Q. What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of your internship duties?
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