The Gilman Scholarship welcomes Gilman alumna Chloe Bates to the podcast this month to talk all things virtual. Chloe takes us back to her time in the birthplace of flamenco dance, where she first learned about the Virtual Student Federal Service internship program. Operating virtually during a pandemic was never going to be easy, however, Chloe shares her insights about the benefits of her internship experience as well as her journey with mental health and wellness that began during her time abroad.
Chloe Bates is a 2020 graduate from the University of Maryland where she majored in Communications and Spanish. She studied abroad with the Gilman Scholarship in the spring of 2019 in Sevilla, Spain as part of a language and cultural immersion program. While abroad, she attended a Gilman Regional Careers Summit and later discovered and eventually interned with the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS). Chloe is now working for the U.S. Department of State, is a freelance creative strategist, and is an avid equestrian.