May 25, 2015

D.C. summer intern: Maci Lienemann

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May 25, 2015 – Maci Lienemann, a junior majoring in animal science at the University of Nebraska, is one of four recipients of the 2015 ASAS Science Policy Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Lienemann will intern with U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., during her time in Washington, D.C.

“I have a unique set of interests when it comes to livestock, science and policy, so I hope this internship will give me a glimpse of how I can combine those into a future career,” Lienemann said in a recent University of Nebraska-Lincoln press release.Maci Lienemann

During the internship, Lienemann will work with congressional staff and federal agencies on preparing research and legislative briefings. She will also interact with agricultural constituents.

Fellow ASAS Science Policy interns include Tiffany Hebb, Ashley Weaver and Pierce Bennett. Hebb, a Ph.D. fellow studying reproductive physiology and molecular biology at Tuskegee University, will intern with Congressman Mike Rogers’ office. Weaver, a senior majoring in animal science and minoring in political theory at The Ohio State University, will intern with Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Bennett will intern at the North American Meat Institute. He is a sophomore majoring in animal science at Kansas State University.

The 2015 ASAS Science Policy Summer Internship Program provides students with experience in legislative, regulatory, or administrative science policy activities that affect animal science and animal agriculture. It is open to undergraduates or graduate students.

Funding from the Bob Zimbelman, Harold Hafs, Barb Glenn, Jack Britt, and Louis Boyd Appreciation Clubs will support this summer’s science policy interns.

Watch for more information about our policy interns throughout the summer!