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Fellowship Alumnus Helps Grow the Future of Agriculture

Professional fellowships can be the key to advancing your career or pivoting into a different field. For Sam Schatz, the Alfa Fellowship Program in Russia accomplished these things, but more importantly, it introduced him to AeroFarms, a startup that is currently shaping the future of agriculture. Immediately after returning from a year in Moscow, Sam was hired as the company’s first employee after the founders.

Racing Toward a Career in Motorsports

Engines revving, tires screeching, fans cheering. These are the sights and sounds that fill the air on race day at the Sebring International Raceway in south-central, Florida.  But for one of Cultural Vistas’ Train USA interns, Canadian Tiffany Lodder, racing is about more than fast cars and loud motors.  It’s about developing relationships and giving back to the community.  For Tiffany, racing is a passion on which she is building her career. Tiffany has been a fan of motorsports since her childhood.  She recalls watching the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 with her father, an avid stock car racer who initially…

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German Gets Crafty at His Sierra Nevada Internship

Water, malt, hops and yeast. Because of something called the “purity law,” those are the only four ingredients allowed in German beer. And so, unlike the more experimental nature of the American craft brew scene, German brewers tend to be purists. There’s a right way to make Pilsner, to make Oktoberfest, to make Kölsch. That’s why Marius Hartmann was so surprised when he first tasted Kellerweis, Sierra Nevada’s take on a traditional German Hefeweizen beer. As a Brewing and Beverage Technology student at University of Applied Science Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Marius and his peers often sampled international pints. “He didn’t know an…

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Host Spotlight: Tajik Talent in the American Workplace

Without U.S. host companies, our fellowship and internship programs would not be possible. The Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program is very lucky to be able to work with a number of outstanding organizations, such as DevTech Systems, Inc. Each organization plays an important role in providing meaningful professional experiences in the American workplace for participants that they can then apply to their respective fields once they return to their home countries. Last summer, I sat down with Megan Gavin, Ph.D., Social Scientist at DevTech Systems Inc., to talk about her experience working with not one, but two Muskie interns. As…

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