Are you curious what Midd grads are doing in government, policy or law?
Check out the 3 short stories from alumni below.
Aviva Shwayder ’16, PSCI major, US Senate summer 2015 internship in Washington D.C.
“As Senator Peters once told me, working on Capitol Hill is a dream job for a liberal arts student. You have the opportunity to learn about new issues every day through hearings and briefings where experts come from all over to help inform policy decisions. Overall, the internship was an incredible opportunity to learn how the Senate works on a daily basis and develop working relationships with people on the Hill.”
Zachary Chen ’07 (Chinese), Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General’s Office
Zachary Chen is in the Criminal Division of the Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General. He works for the people of Vermont alongside a stellar group of experienced attorneys in a collegial and stimulating environment. We prosecute a variety of cases that require resources beyond what may be available at local State’s Attorney offices or that the local State’s Attorney may be unable to prosecute because of ethical issues.
Zachary graduated from Vermont Law School in 2014. His first position after law school was a clerkship with the Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court. After the clerkship, he joined the Attorney General’s Office. Between Middlebury and law school, Zachary had a variety of experiences including working on a ranch in Arizona, traveling up the West Coast, interning and guiding hikers in Beijing, and working on a wildland firefighting engine crew.
Tiffany Davidson ’00, (Political Science with Spanish minor), Corporate Counsel, Elsevier Inc.
Tiffany graduated Middlebury College (BA in Political Science, 2000) and then Washington and Lee University School of Law (JD, 2005), and now serves as Corporate Counsel for Elsevier Inc., a global provider of scientific and medical information products and services, including books, journals and patient care tools. In that role, Tiffany advises sales representatives and business management executives on a variety of matters, including the protection of the company’s non-patent intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights) and compliance with accessibility laws, as well as drafts and negotiates licenses for sales of the company’s products and services and author and editor agreements for both print and digital media content. She is active in the company’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and also represents the company in the Association of American Publishers’ cross-publishing house diversity initiative. Tiffany joined Elsevier in 2011 from Forbes.com LLC, where she served as a Staff Attorney since 2007 working on internet law issues for the web-based business and financial news provider. Tiffany is passionate about her volunteer service on