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Meet HRVI Alum Elijah Bender


Meet HRVI Alum Elijah Bender

Apr 04, 2022

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We continue our 20th anniversary intern alum spotlights with Elijah Bender, Marist ‘18.

Elijah majored in History and is a recent law school graduate working in real estate management and operating Foster's Coach House and Tavern in Rhinebeck.

Elijah shares his memories working with HRVI:

"It was a privilege and honor to work with Colonel Johnson, Chris Pryslopski, and Andy Villani in my capacity as an intern. They are dedicated to promoting the diverse history and culture of the Hudson River Valley. I gained a new experience with each shift, and this further enhanced my own interests in regional history. It has been wonderful to keep this relationship going as I have become involved with the Advisory Board of HRVI since graduation. Colonel Johnson is quite an authority, not just on military history, but the history of our Hudson Valley region overall. What a resource it was to have him as a professor and to continue to work with him in my capacity on the advisory board."

Read his full update here. This update, and all of the updates to be featured this year, will be linked to each alum's name on the Interns page of the website.