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Dublin High Grad Hannah Sievers to Intern with U.S. Department of Homeland Security

May 23, 2011

Hannah Sievers as Dublin High's Drum Major

Apparently when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is interested in a college student for a research internship they call you. At least, that was the experience of Dublin High School Class of 2008 graduate and Westmont College junior Hannah Sievers. Late last year Ms. Sievers received an email from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security inviting her to apply for a summer internship working as a researcher at a national laboratory. Ms. Sievers is currently studying Chemistry at Westmont College with the intent of pursuing a career in crime scene forensics.

The 10-week Homeland Security research internship will focus on explosive and narcotics detection. Ms. Sievers singled out her Dublin High AP Chemistry class, taught by Kim Baumann, as a key factor driving her decision to pursue a degree in chemistry. During her time at Dublin High, Ms. Sievers was very involved in Dublin High’s music program, serving as Drum Major for two years and assistant Drum Major for one year. Ms. Sievers grew up in Dublin, attending Nielsen Elementary, Dublin Elementary, Wells Middle and Dublin High School – and credits the cumulative experience in Dublin schools as preparing her for the rigor of college. took a few minutes to talk with Ms. Sievers about her time at Dublin High, the transition to college and landing an internship at the Department of Homeland Security.