When did you participate in the Undergraduate Session Assistants Program or Senate Fellowship?
Which Senate office were you placed in during your internship?
Senator Toby- Ann Stavisky
Briefly describe your responsibilities/day-to-day activities in your internship office placement.
- Review of legislation particularly for the Senate Education Committee on which Senator Stavisky was then the Ranking Minority Member;
- Constituent outreach and meetings;
- Policy work in general
Where are you working now? Briefly describe your responsibilities/day-to-day activities in your current place of employment.
I am currently a Staff Attorney at the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project.
My day-to-day responsibilities include advocacy on behalf of low income Pennsylvanians in an effort to achieve energy affordability. This includes direct client representation and advocacy before the Public Utility Commission.
What did you learn from participating in the New York State Senate internship programs that you have been able to carry over to your new position?
Working in the Senate gave me a broader understanding of the legislative process and how that can be informed by my direct representation of clients. It has also better equipped me to deal with broad level advocacy on behalf of low income individuals before statutory and legislative bodies.