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Our 2014 Summer Interns: Britina Clarke & Max Eber

summer 2014 interns
From left to right: Nadia Alia, Britina Clarke, Max Eber, and Diane Sierpina

After our 25th Anniversary celebration, things have been busy at The Tow Foundation. As a matter  of fact, it’s been so busy that we had two extremely dedicated and reliable interns join our team this summer! Britina Clarke and Max Eber have been working with Nadia Alia and Diane Sierpina, respectively, to help us advance our mission. We are grateful to have such talented individuals help us and know that they will each go far in their professional careers. Below is more information about them and the projects they’ve been working on.

Britina Clarke

Britina joined The Tow Foundation as the Grants Administration Intern. Pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Finance at the University of New Haven; she was a member of the Tau Sigma Honor Society, the Caribbean Student Association, and the Black Student Union, while making the Dean’s List twice. She is excited to transfer to the University of Albany in the fall 2014 semester.

Along with her studies, Britina also worked at Dicks Sporting Goods and was recognized with several awards for providing excellent customer service, leadership, and being a top salesperson. Britina has been working with Nadia Alia, Grants Manager, organizing grant files; updating obsolete information in the grants management systems; and, creating a records retention policy.

Max Eber

Max joined The Tow Foundation as the Justice Intern. He is a Stamford resident and is a sophomore at the University of Rochester, where he is majoring in economics and psychology.  At Rochester, he works as a computer assistant in the IT Support Center. Max’s passion for social justice was evident when he created a charity, Global Good, while still in high school. The charity’s club members did community service at and raised funds for various local nonprofits.  He was also a fundraising volunteer for the Kenya Education Fund, creating a sales network of fellow students and friends around the country that sold African beaded bracelets to raise funds to sponsor high school educations for Kenyan students. 

Max was captain of his debate team and was an intern in U.S. Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) office, which helped hone his analytical skills and social/political awareness. Max has been working with Diane Sierpina, Program Director of Justice Programs, doing extensive data research on Connecticut’s adult criminal justice system, and collecting data about youth in Connecticut, New York and nationally.