The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post’s director of operations & strategy for the opinions section Becca Clemons, community editor Yu Vongkiatkajorn and director of next generation audiences Phoebe Connelly:
The Opinions and Next Gen teams are excited to announce that Renee Yaseen has joined The Post for the summer to be our first Post Grad intern. In this new program, Renee will write about the experience of moving from student life to professional life. She’ll chart all aspects of the transition — managing finances, seeking fulfilling work, navigating relationships and finding tech-life balance.
Renee graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2022 with a BA in economics, and minors in theology and PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics). In 2020, she founded a tech startup from her home in Indiana to help young children stay active and social during the pandemic.
Most recently, she worked as a senior research associate at the University of Notre Dame’s Building Inclusive Growth (BIG) Lab, focusing on global poverty and development research.
Renee will have a weekly column, a twice-weekly newsletter called Post Grad and an Instagram account where she will explore the perspectives and challenges of recent and soon-to-be grads.