This summer has been especially exciting for Jacqueline Rolleri (2011) and Sarah Parker (2012), who won coveted positions with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Jackie serves as a Legal Intern for NOAA's Office of General Counsel for International Law while Sarah secured an Environmental Fellowship through the Office of Career Services and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; she works with Jeffrey Dillen, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Ocean Services.
Jacqueline's projects have included research pertaining to shipwrecks and underwater cultural heritage, including the Titanic. She got a taste of the real world of International Law when on her first day of work she attended a meeting with the Ministry of Culture from the Spanish Embassy.
Sarah has attended "Capitol Hill's Ocean Week" and heard presentations on the Deepwater Horizon explosion by Ken Salazar, Secretary, Department of the Interior, as well as U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. She plans to complete projects for every attorney in her office before her fellowship ends in August. Shortly after they arrived, all the DOC clerks toured the Capitol and had a meeting with Senator John Kerry.