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W&M Senior to Cover Coastal Policy as New Embedded Correspondent

Sydney MaHan is the newest student to take on the role of Virginia Sea Grant Embedded Student Correspondent with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center.

Sydney Mahan. ©VASG

Sydney Mahan. ©VASG

Sydney MaHan joined the Virginia Sea Grant two years ago as a Student Correspondent, where she wrote bios on the VASG’s interns, staff, and graduate fellows. Today, she is the newest student to take on the role of Embedded Student Correspondent with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William & Mary Law School.

“I’m excited for this new position because I think it’ll allow me to see a different side of coastal policy work and environmental issues,” she says. “I’m hoping to convey the student’s projects effectively and in doing so get more people interested in coastal policy management while furthering my skills as a journalist.”

A native of Chantilly, VA, Sydney will graduate from William & Mary this May with a bachelor of arts double major in government and film/media studies. On campus, she is currently Vice President and Recording Secretary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She is also the Communications and Video Intern at the College’s Office of University Relations. Upon graduation she hopes to pursue a career as a journalist or enter the field of  communications.