Amy Blume is a rising senior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she is majoring in government and receiving certificates in international relations and environmental studies. She is originally from Natick, Massachusetts, but spent last Fall in Moscow, Russia studying Russian language and culture. At Wesleyan, Amy volunteers with Shining Hope for Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to lowering poverty levels in Kibera, Kenya, one of the largest slums in the world. She is President of the Roosevelt Institute Chapter at her school and writes blogs for Roosevelt’s political dialogue in the campus’s online newspaper. Amy is interning with the National Consumers League for the summer 2010 where she is working to improve supervision of food and drug before market sale and working to improve access to information on medications which may help consumers make more informed decisions. In the future, she hopes to work in the fields of environmental policy and public health to protect the environment and keep communities safe.
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