2014: Intern Spotlight

Brianna Van Stekelenburg
Brianna Van Stekelenburg graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish, focusing on Latin America with a concentration in International Governance and Politics.
In 2012, she spent six months in Montevideo, Uruguay studying Spanish and teaching English to third graders in a rural, low-income area. In undergrad, she wrote a thesis on Water Privatization in Latin America, with case studies on Bolivia, Peru and Chile.
Now, she is getting her Masters of Public Policy at Duke University, focusing on environment, water and energy policy. This summer she is interning at the NC Chapter of the Sierra Club as a policy analyst. She has worked on various projects, including tracking bills in the legislature, like the Coal Ash Bill, and writing fact sheets and summaries on them for legislators.
If you'd like to thank Brianna for her hard work with the club, you can email her at vanstekelenburg.sierraclub@gmail.com.
Caroline Spence
Caroline Spence is Double-Majoring in both Global Studies and Political Science with a Minor in Chinese at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  
Her hobbies include running, swimming, reading, Bible study, and spending time with friends and family.  She is interested in renewable energy expansion and development as well as both local and national politics.  
As an intern at the North Carolina Sierra Club, Caroline has worked with the Lead Organizer on communication and organizing with members and other environmental groups.  She has also worked on information on Legislators and attended legislative sessions with the group.
If you'd like to thank Caroline for her hard work this summer, you can email her at caroline.spence.sierra@gmail.com.