Introducing AmCham's Summer 2017 Interns

May 25, 2017


This summer, AmCham welcomes two interns: Dainis Butners and Anna Konradi.



Dainis Butners is currently a Dual-Degree MBA-MSFS candidate at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service.  His interests span leadership, project management, contract delivery, foreign policy, project finance, and business development with experience in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).  He is looking forward to completing his graduate studies in time to participate in festivities of Latvia’s 100 Year Celebration.

Why AmCham?  “The Baltic Sea region is a very dynamic area where one is able to witness the concurrent overlaps of business and foreign policy.  For me, it makes clear sense to partner with the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia in order to gain business insights, engage with leaders in both the private and public sector, and to make an impact for the organization in both fields.”

Anna Konradi is a second-year American college student from Dallas, Texas. She attends Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Anna is a Howard Nemerov Honors Writing Scholar and plans to major in both International Area Studies and English and to minor in Russian. Her creative writing has been published in multiple journals. Anna was selected to volunteer for the 2016 U.S. presidential debate in St. Louis.  Anna is a former multi-sport athlete who was a McDonald’s All-American nominee in basketball. Anna joins the AmCham Latvia community as a summer intern.

Why AmCham? “I am interested in U.S.-Latvia relations, in part due to my Latvian and Russian family heritage. I grew up hearing stories about Latvia, so it’s a place I’ve always found fascinating and rich with history. I plan to focus my studies at WashU on Eastern European economies, cultures, and politics. I am excited for my experience with AmCham this summer.”

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