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I chose the oft-maligned Superfund program of the EPA...

For one of my Superfund assignments, I worked with an anthropologist-turned citizen activist named Arnold Wendroff, who has dedicated the last 10 years to hounding government agencies into addressing his concern that many Latino and Caribbean children are exposed to high levels of mercury vapor in their home environments, as the result of traditional cultural practices.

The safety of the American egg wasn't something I'd spent much time pondering...

I truly enjoyed my fellowship experience, my stay in Washington, the friendships I formed with the other Fellows, and the chance to make professional contacts. It provided me with a number of experiences to add to my resume, ones that couldn’t have been gotten elsewhere, including the protection of domestic eggs.


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