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Please join us in welcoming our new intern, Sam Braverman, who will be working with 1000 Friends for the fall of 2021.

Sam Braverman, Intern (Fall 2021)

An undergraduate alumnus and master’s student in urban and regional planning with the University of Florida, Sam Braverman is a proud Tampa native. Having grown up biking in the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve and paddling the mangrove-lined estuaries of Tampa Bay, Sam translated his passion for natural spaces into a stint teaching environmental science in upstate New York. As a master’s student in urban planning, Sam studies bicycle and pedestrian safety, and the impacts of emerging transport technologies like electric and autonomous vehicles on growth management policies. During his free time, you can find Sam out bicycling rail trails and frequenting the coffee shops around his home in Gainesville.

Joshua Gloster, Intern (Spring 2021)

Joshua Gloster is a second-year law student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. He previously received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Georgia and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Joshua will be utilizing his land planning background to assist 1000 Friends with position papers on various land use issues facing the state of Florida. 

Joshua shares, “I am very fortunate to serve this spring semester as an intern for 1000 Friends of Florida. I look forward to dealing with issues related to land use and environmental concerns.”

Katie Gwin, Intern (Spring 2021)

Katie is a second-year law student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is a member of the Florida Law Review, the Environmental Moot Court team, and UF Law’s Public Interest Environmental Conference executive board.

As a double gator, she received degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Florida in 2019.

A Florida native, she is grateful to be spending the semester working on 1000 Friends 2021 legislative priorities.