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    INTERNS 2000

    JENNIFER ABELLA (Copy Editor, National) is a senior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication and Political Science at the University of North Carolina where she is arts and entertainment editor of the Blue & White, a monthly magazine. She has worked on the copy desk at The Daily Tar Heel. She is a part-time copy editor at The News & Observer in Raleigh. Last summer, she edited on the foreign and national desks of The Philadelphia Inquirer. In summer 1998, she edited at the N&O, and in summer 1997, she edited and reported at the Salisbury (N.C.) Post.

    MILTON CARRERO (Metro, Prince William County/Manassas) is a senior majoring in Journalism at the University of Illinois where he reports for the Daily Illini and founded a newspaper for Hispanic students. He is a campus and local stringer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Last summer, he reported at the Tampa Tribune, and in summer 1998, he was a reporter at The San Juan Star. He established a cultural exchange between San Jose, Costa Rica, and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, his hometown.

    TERENCE CHEA (Business) is finishing a two-year master's program in Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Last summer, Chea (CHAY) reported at The Fresno Bee, and last spring, he reported one day a week at the Tri-Valley Herald in Pleasanton, Calif. At Berkeley, he reported for the North Gate Observer, the journalism school newspaper. In summer and fall 1996 and spring 1997, he studied Mandarin at three universities in Beijing.

    ATOYIA DEANS (Photo) is a second-year graduate student in Photojournalism at Ohio University and graduated in 1997 from Howard University with an English degree. This spring, she interned at The Medina County (Ohio) Gazette, and she has been a copy aide at The Post. Last summer, she participated in a five-week study program in photography in Edinburgh, Scotland. In December 1998, she interned at the News-Herald in Port Clinton, Ohio.

    HEATHER DINICH (Sports) is a junior majoring in Journalism at Indiana University, where she has reported and edited at the Indiana Daily Student and done baseball and soccer play-by-play at WIUS-AM. Last summer, she was selected for the Sports Journalism Institute, a 10-day "boot camp" in Phoenix, and interned at The Kansas City Star. In summer 1998, she interned at the Reading (Pa.) Eagle and Times, and in summers 1996 and 1997, she wrote sports for the Pottsville (Pa.) Republican & Evening Herald.

    DAVID FAHRENTHOLD (Metro, District) is a senior majoring in History at Harvard University, where he has been a reporter and associate managing editor for investigative reporting at the Crimson. Last summer, he was a reporting intern in the city and in a suburban bureau at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, and in summer 1998, he was a city desk intern at The Seattle Times.

    RICHARD FREEMAN (Sports) graduated in December from the University of Michigan, where he majored in History and was managing sports editor of the Michigan Daily. He also worked at the Daily as editor of the new student edition, night and summer sports editor and a sports beat writer. This spring, he has continued to free-lance for The Post. He also has written for the Boston Herald, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch and The (Portland) Oregonian.

    NEIL IRWIN (Business) is a senior majoring in Economics and Political Science at St. Mary's College of Maryland, where he was editor-in-chief of The Point News, the campus weekly newspaper, in spring 1998. This spring, he is a reporting intern in the Washington bureau of The Christian Science Monitor. Last summer, he interned as a National, Business and Food reporter at The Monitor's New York bureau, and in summer 1998, he was a Business intern in the Monitor's Boston bureau.

    CHRIS JENKINS (Metro, Fairfax County) is finishing a two-year master's program in Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated in 1993 from Oberlin College with a History degree. Last summer, he reported at The News & Observer in Raleigh, and he worked there during the recent winter break. He has free-lanced for the San Francisco Chronicle and from South Africa for The Christian Science Monitor. From 1995-98, he was a program supervisor for a foster-care agency in the Bronx.

    ELLEN LEE (Metro, Prince George's County) is finishing a one-year master's program in Journalism at Columbia University and is a May 1999 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in English and was a reporter and editor at the Daily Californian. Last summer, she reported for the health and science team at The (Portland) Oregonian. In summer 1998, she was a Kaiser Foundation intern covering science and medicine at the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and in summer 1997, she reported for the weekly Contra Costa Sun.

    KLEA MSAWBAH (News Art) is a sophomore majoring in Graphic Design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in the District. Her name is pronounced CLAY-a miss-SAH-bah. A native of Lebanon, she worked part of last summer as a news aide at The Post in the News Art department.

    KIMBERLY PALMER (Style) is a junior majoring in History at Amherst College, where she has been a columnist, opinion editor and reporter for the Amherst Student and contributing editor for The Indicator, a journal of opinion. This spring, she is studying history at University College in London. Last summer, she was an editorial page intern at USA Today, and in summer 1998, she interned as a production assistant for Dialogue, the weekly radio program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Since 1998, she has free-lanced for the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Mass.

    STACEY PATTON (Metro, District) is a junior majoring in Print Journalism at New York University, to which she transferred from Johns Hopkins University two years ago. In summers 1997 and 1998, she was a reporting intern at The (Baltimore) Sun. Last summer, she worked as a Metro reporting intern at The Post for one month before leaving the paper to undergo electric shock treatment on July 5 for bipolar disorder. Her account of the treatment appeared in The Post last September and won the national Hearst Foundation Award for Excellence in Feature Writing.

    ANN PREMER (Copy Editor, Metro) is finishing her first year at the University of Kansas Law School after graduating in May 1999 from Kansas, where she majored in Journalism. Since September, she has edited legal essays at the university's Media Law Clinic. From March 1997 to May 1999, she held various positions at the Daily Kansan, including editor in chief in her final semester. In winter and summer 1994 to 1996, she was a reporting intern at the McPherson (Kan.) Sentinel.

    LAURA RODDY (Copy Editor, Foreign) is a senior majoring in Journalism and Spanish at the University of Kansas, where she is editor in chief of the Daily Kansan. Last summer, she was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund editing intern on The Post's Metro desk. During the winter break, she was an enterprise team reporter at The Wichita Eagle. In summer 1998, she lived with a Mexican family in Guadalajara, studying Spanish. For two years, she has recorded a section of The Kansas City Star for Audio-Reader, a service for the visually impaired.

    IAN SHAPIRA (Style) is a senior majoring in English at Princeton University, where he was a news writer, senior writer and editorial editor of the Daily Princetonian. Last summer, Ian (EYE-an) was a living/arts intern at The Boston Globe, and in summer 1998, he was a writer-reporter at The Washington Monthly. In summer 1997, he reported at the tri-weekly Kentucky Standard in Bardstown. His freelance work has appeared in The Post's Book World section, The Globe and The (Louisville) Courier-Journal.

    EDWARD SHERWIN (Copy Editor, Business) is a junior majoring in Political Science and Diplomatic History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is editorial page editor of the Daily Pennsylvanian. In 1998, he was editor-in-chief of the paper's summer weekly, and he has been a reporter and the copy editor for the daily. From May 1998 to February 1999, he was a staff researcher at the Annenberg Public Policy Center on a team studying congressional civility. Since October 1998, he has been a research assistant on Chinese security issues at the Center for Security Studies in Philadelphia.

    DAVID SNYDER (Metro, Howard County) is finishing a one-year master's program in Journalism at Columbia University and is a 1997 graduate of the University of Texas, where he majored in English and spent summer 1997 as a book reviewer for the Daily Texan. From March 1998 through June 1999, he was a freelancer, an intern and a staff writer at The Dallas Morning News, and he worked there during the recent winter break. In fall 1997, he was a reporting intern at The Albuquerque Tribune, and that summer, he interned at the Austin Chronicle, an alternative weekly.

    CHRISTINE WHELAN (Metro, Loudoun County) is a first-year graduate student studying Economic and Socal History at Oxford University in England and graduated last May from Princeton University with a degree in Politics. She was a staff writer, senior writer and editor in chief of the Daily Princetonian. In summers 1997 and 1998, she interned in The Wall Street Journal's New York bureau, first on the editorial page, then the news staff. Last summer, she reported in the Journal's Washington bureau.

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