We are Allen and Natalie, and we come to The Bus this summer as DukeEngage interns. We are super excited to begin our work with The Bus and to experience all that it has to offer.
We are eager to begin working on and learning about issues of accessibility and equity resources, green and urban development, and anti-oppression mechanisms within the Seattle community. Together, we've had experience in marketing, branding, research, and developmental analysis. We hope to both augment these skills during our time with The Bus, and to learn more about Seattle's political processes, policy needs, and youth agenda.
We will be working with Sonny, The Bus' engagement coordinator, and blogging every week about various Bus happenings. If you see us out and about with The Bus at various events, please be sure to say hello and tell us where to grab our next meal!
Natalie hails from Duke University as a Public Policy Major. Natalie can often be found drinking the wrong coffee from the wrong places, helplessly navigating this majestic novelty of a city, or freestyle rapping at the expense of others. Natalie is looking forward to engaging and mobilizing the citizens of Seattle, and learning as much as possible about anti-oppression, human rights, and urban and green development. She is eager to get started in the field and will be blogging weekly about various Bus happenings.
Allen is a rising senior at Duke University, and is majoring in Biology. He comes from a small town in New York called Corning, and enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it is by running, playing soccer, or hiking. When he is not outside, you can find him catching up on sports or watching cooking shows. He is excited to be working as an intern with the Bus, and be a part of this movement of empowering the youth of Seattle in tackling issues important to their communities.