Washington DC Public Policy Internship Cohort​

Odalys Cubillo 
Odalys Cubillo 

Odalys Cubillo, ocubillo@purdue.edu

Odayls Cubillo, a senior, majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Science with a concentration in Policy and Analysis, from East Chicago, Indiana.

Odayls is a member of MANRRS, Purdue Fit Club - Sustainability Officer, and a Class 3 Fellow in Issues 360 through the College of Agriculture.

For the summer 2017 Washington DC Internship program she interned with the Environmental Protection Agency, Water Department.  she spent the summer as a part of the Hypoxia Task Force creating information materials which included Nonpoint Source success stories to provide feedback to states effectively reporting water quality outcomes.

Brooke Schafer 
Brooke Schafer 

Brooke Schafer, schafeb@purdue.edu

Brooke Schafer, sophomore, majoring in Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Technology, from Chebanse, Illinois.

Brooke is particpating in Purdue's Honors College and Dean's Scholars Program.  She is in Collegiate Farm Bureau, Agronomy Club, and Ag Business Club.

This summer Brooke interned with DuPont Government Affairs.  She was exposed to the many aspects of the legislative process, lobbying and learned what it is like to work for a large company.  She covered hearings and other meetings related the upcoming Farm Bill, and wrote summaries of them.  She tracked Farm Bill positions, and worked on a regulatory benchmarking project.

Austin Sheetz 
Austin Sheetz 

​Austin Scheetz, ascheetz@purdue.edu

Austin Scheetz, senior, majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences with a concentraton in Policy and Analysis, with minors in Statistics and in Sociology, from Flower Mound, Texas.

While at Purdue, Austin has been involved in Purdue Student Government as a Senator representing the College of Agriculture, and as a Director of Sustainability.  He has also been in the West Lafayette Go Greener Commission, Purdue Sustainability Council, Purdue College of Agriculture Issues 360 - Class 3 Fellow, Purdue Office of Sustainability, and in the Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra.

Austin interned at the National Council of Farmers Cooperatives reviewing academic literature and interviewing NCFC members to find any roadblocks to sustainability.  He scheduled Hill visits, did background research to support lobbying, created one pagers and flyers, attended hearings and wrote summaries, attended and took notes at coalition meetings, requsted information from members, reviewed and drafted public comments, and planned/coordinated events.


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