Note: Each year, Nebraska Appleseed is fortunate to work with a number of bright, talented law clerks and interns. This is one of a series of posts that feature Appleseed’s clerks and interns discussing their backgrounds and experiences.
Management and Operations intern Anna Grossman is a fan of healthy people and social justice.
Calling Omaha her hometown, she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Science and Technology. As an undergraduate, Anna worked with the University Health Center to give presentations on health issues that college students deal with. Also during her undergraduate career, Anna was one of the founding members of the UNL chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. It was through this club that she met current Appleseed Field Director Rachel Gehringer-Wiar.
That connection was part of Anna coming to Nebraska Appleseed this summer, but another part was interacting with social justice on the nonprofit level. “I’ve always been interested in social justice work through nonprofits, and though I don’t think I will end up using that interest as my career path, I did want the experience of working within social justice,” she says.
Anna plans on starting an AmeriCorps position with Nebraskans for Civic Reform in August, but she hopes to get her masters in Health Communication and Nutrition Outreach while earning her Community Health Educator Specialist certification.
When she’s not trying to improve access to health for all Nebraskans, Anna enjoys listening to the music of One Direction, though she recognizes the lack of quality within their music. Anna also enjoys spending her time looking at pictures of dogs on the internet and wishing that everyone’s wardrobe consisted exclusively of black, grey, and white. Anna also enjoys watching Game of Thrones, and we are banned from talking about the Red Wedding around her.