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Winter/Spring 2015 Interns

Shannon Finucane

Hometown: Tomkins Cove, New York

College/University: City College of New York CUNY

Major History Minors Women’s Studies and Public Policy

FMF Projects: Tracking schools with single sex education, monitoring the development of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper program and DC’s Empowering Males of Color.

Why are you a feminist? 
Growing up with a large Irish family surrounded by amazing female role models inspired me to fight for the equality many of them will never enjoy in their lifetimes. 

What is your favorite spot in DC? 
I love enjoying lots of areas in this very walkable city. Adams Morgan has an amazing vibe and has many things to do.

What's your favorite FMF internship memory? 
The National Young Feminist Leadership Conference was a thrilling world wind weekend of hard work and lots of fun.

Advice for future FMF interns? 
Take initiative, ask lots of questions and learn everything you can from the amazing people at this organization!

Lizzy Hibbard

Hometown: New York, New York

College: Williams College, Undeclared

FMF Projects: Girls Learn International, Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

Why are you a feminist: Because somehow "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities" is a controversial idea feminists still have to defend.

Favorite spot in DC: Capitol Hill

Favorite Memory: It would have to be a tie between going to the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN and hearing Hillary Clinton speak and watching the confirmation vote of Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General from the Senate Gallery. I mean, how could you pick between those two?

Advice for future FMF interns: It's a great office environment, so just be friendly and take initiative and you'll do great!