Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Sen. Dawn Hill Visits Campus

Maine Senator Dawn Hill visited UMaine on December 1st as part of the Center’s Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows (DMPF) Program. The program brings prominent Maine policy makers to campus for a day to talk with undergraduate classes, engage with faculty on research and public policy issues, and meet with UMaine administration and graduate students.

During her visit Senator Hill met with students in the School of Economics, with faculty in the School of Business and College of Engineering, with researchers in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture, and with UMaine administrators and researchers. She toured the Maine Business School Capital Markets Training Lab and the Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

It was Hill’s first opportunity to see some of the research aspects of the university. Sen. Hill noted that the Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows program helps legislators better understand the varied activities of UMaine and its contribution to the state.

Senator Hill represents Eliot, Kittery, Ogunquit, York, South Berwick and a part of Berwick. Now in her third term, Sen. Hill currently serves as the Assistant Senate Democratic Leader and serves on the Energy, Utility and Technology Committee. Previously she was the Senate Chair of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. Hill served two terms in the House of Representatives, during which time she served on the Judiciary Committee and as the House Chair of the Government Oversight Committee.