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Program Coordinator, Center for Research on Vermont

Sophia Trigg is a University of Vermont alum who has worked in publishing, libraries, museums, and advertising. She is passionate about Vermont history and social issues. Sophia is also the Internship Coordinator for the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Richard Watts, Director of the Center for Research on Vermont, Co-Coordinator of the College of Arts and Sciences Internship program, lecturer in the Department of Geography

Richard is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on the relationships between communications and public policy. Richard examines the role of strategic communications in the development and implementation of public policy related to energy, transportation and public health. This research builds on his experience as a policy and communication professional, as a journalist and a consultant to government agencies, advocacy organizations and business groups. Richard is the author of a number of academic articles and the 2012 book; Public Meltdown, the Story of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

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Center for Research on Vermont
Billings Library, Office B403
48 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405