About: Sydney Baloue

Sydney Baloue is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a Political Science major with minors in French Studies and Africana Studies. In summer 2009 she interned for Senator Burris (D-IL) in Washington, DC through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, where she worked with the office’s energy and environmental legislative assistants. She wrote briefs on energy policy and technology, attended Congressional hearings and lobby meetings, and observed the debate and passage of the Waxman- Markey American Clean Energy & Security Act. At Penn she works with the Penn Democrats and in 2008 she worked to advance the Obama Campaign on her campus and around Philadelphia. Sydney is interested in public policy as it relates to alternative energy research, and she hopes to pursue a public policy degree after graduation. She recently finished studying abroad for a full academic year in Paris and is nearly fluent in French. Sydney plays the alto saxophone in a ska band at Penn and is learning to play the guitar.

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