Westhampton Beach Senior Serves as Anti-Defamation League Intern

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Westhampton Beach High School senior Dresden Dunn gained valuable skills over the summer while serving as an intern with the Anti-Defamation League.

Dunn was one of 10 students from across the country who was accepted for the internship following an application and interview process.

“I am very grateful that I was given this opportunity to work in a professional setting and focus on the issues of equality while being able to make a difference nationally,” said Dunn. “It was an honor to be a part of this program.”

Throughout the summer, Dunn worked four days a week virtually alongside Kira Simon, national director of education, curriculum and training at the ADL, and Simon’s colleagues in the New York State Education Department. During that time, Dunn created a database for peer training workshop scenarios to be used within school districts, as well as social media pages for use on the ADL’s education Instagram page. She also participated in webinars, trainings and workshops hosted by various professionals from around the world.

Dunn said she became interested in the opportunity after participating in her school’s Equity Committee and No Place for Hate program. She intends to use what she learned over the summer as she studies elementary education in college.

Dunn is also a member of her school’s National Honor Society and volunteers for East End Hospice’s Camp Good Grief.

Date Added: 10/5/2022