The Chicago Scholars Team is excited to introduce you to our 2023 Emerge Summer Interns! First up is Zandie Lawson, Chicago Scholars Class of 2026.
Hi! My name is Zandie Lawson, and I am from Rogers Park, Chicago. I currently attend Denison University where I am a rising sophomore, double majoring in Politics and Public Affairs and Environmental Studies on the Pre-Law track with a minor in Dance.
I became a Chicago Scholars Intern through the Emerge program. I have always had immersive experiences Scholar, and I wanted to prioritize career readiness this summer. The Emerge program matched my goals. So far, my experience has been great. I’ve learned a lot of professional skills such as networking, public speaking, and team building . The program is catered amazingly to our professional and individual needs, and I am so excited to continue this summer. As a Marketing and Communications Intern, I would like to focus on building my network and learning how to better market myself and the many organizations I represent. In the future, I would like to practice Environmental Law, specifically in the intersection between business and sustainability. I hope to be an advocate for people of color (POC) in low-income communities that are most affected by climate change .
In my free time I like to thrift, read, dance, and explore Chicago with my friends. I look forward to this summer and enhancing my skillset at Chicago Scholars.