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Intern Spotlight: Abby Comstock-Gay

Abby worked with Smart Growth Vermont as an intern during the month of August, researching the relationship between land use and health issues and developed new issues and tools that will be coming soon to our Community Planning Toolbox.
After studying for a semester in southwest China, Abby came home to Vermont for the summer, where she lived with friends in Burlington and made frequent visits to her family’s home in New Haven. In the fall, she will return to the cornfields at Kenyon College in Ohio, where she is a senior Modern Languages and Literature major, focusing on Chinese and German. After returning to Ohio, Abby anticipates that she will miss Vermont’s abundance of delicious local foods and beers!
Her time in China made Abby realize the importance of smart and deliberate growth and development, but also reminded her of the severity of America’s problem with sprawl. Abby is still unsure where her future will take her, but she hopes to live in a place where she will never have to own a car and will always have access to local food. Thanks Abby!