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From left to right: Erica Newman, Andrea Corwin, Natalie Wyman, Avery Whiteside and Anna Lockwood

This summer, The Family Foundation has been blessed with five college undergrad interns.  Our all-female 2014 intern class is intelligent, fun-loving, creative, driven, and most importantly – sold out to the Lord and His purpose for their lives.  We could not be more fortunate to have such an incredible intern class!  Allow me to introduce you to the five smiling faces that you’ve maybe talked to on the phone or read their blog posts or answered their surveys or attended an event that they’ve planned.  Below are shortened bios, but if you click on their names, you can read their extended bio to learn more.

Andrea Corwin (Grassroots Intern; Regent University)

Bio written by Anna Lockwood:  Andrea Corwin will be starting her junior year at Regent University studying Government with an emphasis in International Relations and a minor in Business.  She works with the stalwart Roger and the charming Jackee to keep The Family Foundation connected to the residents of our Commonwealth.  Andrea’s project this summer is to develop a strategy to reach her own generation, the elusive Millennials – a daunting task!  We are the generation accused of complete social ineptitude.  Any interaction with a stranger is deemed automatically “awkward.”  Eye contact is avoided at all costs by scrolling aimlessly on our phones.  Andrea’s solution?  Craft a survey.  If Andrea were Michelangelo…

Anna Lockwood (Winning Matters Intern; University of Virginia)

Bio written by Natalie Wyman:  When I met Anna on my first day as an intern, I thought she was this sweet, quiet, shy girl.  Boy, was I wrong.  Anna is funny, athletic, and outgoing, and I have had so much fun getting to intern with her this summer!  The first thing you should know about Anna is that she is SMART.  Anna is a third year at the University of Virginia where she is majoring in economics and statistics.  Terrifying, I know.  Obviously the girl is ridiculously intelligent.  But it’s not all studying and math for Anna at UVA; she also plays on the ultimate frisbee club team.    If you’ve never played ultimate frisbee, allow me to inform you about how intense and difficult it is …

Erica Newman (Events/Development Intern; Regent University)

Bio written by Avery Whiteside:  Erica Newman has joined The Family Foundation this summer as the Events/Development Intern.  Though she is new to The Family Foundation as an intern, she is now new as a volunteer.  Erica has been volunteering with TFF since early February.  A rising senior at Regent University, Erica hopes to continue planning events in some capacity as part of her future career.  In the office, Erica is considered the intern with all of the answers.  If we have questions, we are frequently directed back to her.  She participates in event planning, helps maintain the constituent database, and wrestles with the slightly antiquated phone system to assist those calling into the office.  Erica is the oldest of three and has been homeschooled her whole life…

Avery Whiteside (Winning Matters Intern; Virginia Tech)

Bio written by Andrea Corwin:  Meet Staff #5 also known as the Twitter Master or Avery Whiteside.  The two grandfathers who she is named after should be proud of all the amazing work their granddaughter does here at The Family Foundation.  Her smile, silliness, and sass make working with her a pure joy.  #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine  She is a Hokie, but wasn’t afraid to throw her support behind the Virginia Cavalier’s recent play for the College World Series.  #CWS  As she works hand in hand with two loyal Cavaliers this summer, this willingness to set aside differences has been invaluable.  #TeamPlayer  She will be starting her sophomore year at Virginia Tech in the fall and is studying political science with a minor in Spanish.  She is also a hard worker for the community as a member of a service sorority that performs volunteer work …

Natalie Wyman (Policy Intern; University of Virginia)

Bio written by Erica Newman:  As the summer Policy Intern for The Family Foundation, Natalie Wyman has a lot on her plate.  Some of her responsibilities include providing comedic relief for the Grassroots/Policy side of the office and being an active member of the prankster team.  But Natalie’s job isn’t all fun and games.  She can often be found researching the latest hot-button issues in Virginia, blogging for TFF’s website, and monitoring meetings at the General Assembly.  Natalie is entering her fourth year at UVA (though due to hard work, will be graduating this December) and in classic UVA student fashion, as she is a raging Cavaliers fan.  She is majoring in American Government with a minor in History and (appropriately) is a fan of “TJ.”  Though a devoted student, Natalie …