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Introducing our newest summer intern: Allyson Gasdaska

I’m excited to introduce Allyson Gasdaska to the NCDD community, as our second part-time summer intern here at NCDD.  Allyson is joining the ranks of Cait Kershner, our other summer intern.  She’ll be working on our online Resource Center and other projects.

Allyson Gasdaska is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania. She is from Marysville, PA and will be spending the summer at home. She is a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major, tentatively minoring in Modern Middle Eastern Studies or international development. Allyson hopes to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector and is specifically interested in women’s and children’s issues, particularly at the international level.

At school, Allyson is involved in the campus chapters of Amnesty International, UNICEF, and Nourish International. She also works as a research assistant with Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice. She will be spending the fall semester in Washington, DC in order to take classes and intern, most likely with a nonprofit organization.

In her spare time, Allyson enjoys listening to music, playing clarinet and saxophone, reading, keeping up with the news, and spending time with friends and family, particularly her three younger siblings.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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