Named Internship Profile Summary - Natalie Colaneri (Rosenwald)
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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[ROSENWALD PUBLIC POLICY INTERN PROFILE] Natalie Colaneri 12 is from Jericho, NY and attended Jericho High School. In high school, she was involved with science research and volunteered with an equine therapy program for children with physical and emotional disabilities. At Dartmouth, Colaneri is majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Government. On campus, she is a member of the Varsity Equestrian Team, an opinion columnist for The Dartmouth newspaper, and a Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisor. Colaneri has also worked in the Department of Psychiatry at DHMC as both a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow and a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar. During her junior winter, Colaneri interned in the Special Victims Bureau of the Nassau County District Attorneys Office. Colaneri plans totake a few years off after graduating from Dartmouth, before obtaining a M.D. /Ph.D.Natalie was funded by The Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2011 Internship, with generoussupport from E. John Rosenwald, Jr. 1952 Public Affairs Internship Fund.Executive Summary from Natalie’s final report:This summer, I had an internship at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, orONDCP. ONDCP is a component of the Executive Office of the President, and works to createpolicy that will help reduce drug abuse and its devastating consequences in our nation. Onelarge project I worked on was helping to prepare for the events related to the release of the2011 National Drug Control Strategy, which took place in Ohio in early July. In addition, I helpedto organize a meeting on pharmacy robberies that took place at ONDCP. I know that my experience at ONDCP will help me in my “In addition to the skills gained from planning events and researching for future academic pursuits. As a Biology major with an reports, I came to understand how interest in addiction, I became more interested in the good communication and sociological causes of drug abuse after my time at cooperation was essential for the ONDCP. My internship specifically inspired my interest office to run effectively.” in the widespread abuse of prescription drugs, and I am
now looking to pursue an independent study of the abuse of the prescription drug Adderall atDartmouth this year.In addition to the skills I gained from planning events and aiding in research for policy reports, Ialso learned from the many meetings that took place at ONDCP. Over time, I came tounderstand how good communication and cooperation was essential for the office to runeffectively. I am so grateful for the funding I received as a Rockefeller Public Policy Internbecause I would not have been able to afford the experience otherwise. Natalie Colaneri with Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of Drug Control Policy, at her internship in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C.