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Meet the summer 2017 international interns for the Public Policy Internship Program!

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Korinne Anderson
Centre International de Formation Européenne

About Korinne

Hailing from Cypress, Texas, Korinne Anderson is a senior at Texas A&M University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science with a minor in history. As a freshman, Korinne was heavily inspired by Aristotle’s Politics among other classic political works. Since then, she has become passionate about the ideal of government as a science with the common interest of mankind as its highest goal. In spring 2015, Korinne studied abroad as part of the CIFE European Semester Program where she traveled to Berlin, Brussels, Luxembourg, Poznan, Strasbourg and Saarbrucken. In the summer of 2016, she interned at the United States Department of Energy through the PPIP program. This summer, she hopes to build on the formative experiences she’s already had by returning to CIFE Berlin as an intern. After graduating from Texas A&M, she hopes to continue her formal education and potentially go on to work in the academic field of political theory.

Marika Gherardi
U.S. Commercial Service - Madrid, Spain

About Marika

Marika Gherardi is a junior international studies major on the arts and culture track, with minors in Spanish and chemistry. Originally from Austin, Texas, she expects to graduate in the fall of 2017. During her time at Texas A&M, Marika has been a part of student run organizations such as Mays’ International Business Association (IBA), Freshman Liberal Arts Reaching Excellence (FLARE), and been a member of the Environmental Issues Committee. She has had the opportunity to study abroad in Spain for five months, where she was able to participate in fully-immersive Spanish language and culture courses at an independent Spanish university. Apart from academics and university sponsored organizations, Marika volunteers her time at Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network as a one-on-one conversation partner and English tutor for immigrants residing in the Brazos Valley. Through her experiences abroad and at Texas A&M, she has developed her interests in international commerce, along with Spanish language and culture. While interning at the U.S. Embassy with the U.S. Commercial service, Marika will be assisting trade specialists with market research, trade promotion, and commercial diplomacy services. She hopes to combine her interests and experiences with global trade and international markets to pursue a career in international commerce abroad upon graduation.
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Blake Ramsey
U.S. Commercial Service - London, England

About Blake

Blake Ramsey is a graduate student from Brenham, Texas pursuing a Master of Agribusiness degree. Blake graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in agricultural economics in May 2016. Throughout his time at Texas A&M, Blake has been involved in many areas, including the Agricultural Economics Society, the Big Event, and Gamma Sigma Delta, an honor society for the top 5 percent of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students. In the spring of 2015, Blake participated in the ANRP internship program and worked for the National State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). During this experience, Blake was able to learn how agricultural policy works from a broader perspective, and developed an interest in international trade through his involvement in a trade show in Chicago, Illinois. Since returning, Blake has also interned for Northwestern Mutual as a financial planner and studied abroad in Costa Rica, researching the methods of food production and policy structure in Latin America. Blake’s interests primarily focus on international trade, specifically how it relates to business. He is excited to be working for the U.S. Commercial Service in London this summer and is eager to apply the knowledge he gains to his future career.