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Sydney Bopp (Schneir)2008BA Political Science and French Profile Alumnus/BOPP_SYDNEY_May 2016 (003).jpgSpecial Advisor<p>Sydney Bopp is a Special Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office, which currently supports a portfolio of more than $30 billion in loans, loan guarantees, and commitments covering more than 30 innovative energy and advanced vehicle manufacturing projects across the United States.</p><p>After graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in Political Science and French, Sydney went on to earn a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics from Northeastern University and attended the Emerging Leaders Executive Education program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  While finishing her Master’s, she began her career in public service with the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change in the Massachusetts State House.  Sydney then went on to receive the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship, which gave her the opportunity to work at the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and for the Federal Environmental Executive at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.   In 2016, Sydney was awarded the U.S. Department of Energy’s Secretary’s Appreciation Award for her work on the Department’s Science and Energy Plan.</p><p>As a student, Sydney took advantage of UD’s study abroad program, traveling to London, Martinique, Greece, and Turkey.  These experiences abroad exposed her to some of the challenges and opportunities citizens were facing in different regions of the world in comparison to the American experience.  Sydney attributes many of her successes to date to her political science education, specifically through lessons and mentorship from Professors Gretchen Bauer and Ralph Begleiter.  Her unwavering work ethic and commitment to public service developed in large part due to her time at UD.</p> Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=33

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