Gorton Leaders Program Testimonials
Hannah Reidel is pursuing an International Studies and Public Affairs dual degree at Seattle University with a concentration in International Development and Public Policy. She is currently the Chapter Leader for Seattle University’s chapter of the College Diabetes Network and a community organizing intern at We R Seattle, a local initiative working to increase community participation in local politics. Prior to this work, she has served as an intern at Days for Girls International and volunteered in the Dominican Republic, working in diabetes education camps for children living with type 1 diabetes. Her interests include international cooperation in public health initiatives and reducing global and domestic barriers to healthcare.
Brenton Riddle is an International Studies, Comparative History of Ideas, and an Environmental Science and Resource Management triple major at the University of Washington. He has served as an energy and environment policy intern for Pacific NorthWest Economic Region. While studying abroad in Rome, Italy, he served as the lead researcher on energy-related critical infrastructure for the Jackson School Rome Task Force, “European Defense: Strategic Choices for 2030.” His interests include combating climate change, mitigating environmental degradation, and improving community resilience.