Summer Internship in NYC- Architecture

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Hello! My name is Allison Conn. I am an Architecture major with a SLAMM minor. I am going into my 5th year of the 5 year Master in Architecture Program. Growing up in Connecticut, I frequently commented to New York City whenever I had the chance. I am really excited about the opportunity to live and work in New York this summer! I will be interning this summer at WeWork.

My 5 learning objectives for the summer are:

  1. Through studying architecture at Tulane, we learn a lot about how to make an efficient or ecofriendly building for a specific climate and/or neighborhood. However, I don’t usually focus on a singular user. One of my learning objectives for the summer would be to learn to design to meet an individual person or client’s needs in order to make a more functional and appealing workspace. I find it really empowering as an architect or designer to be able to say that someone is excited about working every day in a space that I designed. Studies have shown that if people have nicer work spaces, they have a lower absentee rate than people who have duller or more brutalist work spaces.
  2. I would also like to learn about how to encourage community work though architectural planning. WeWork successfully does this though their open floor plans, which allow for more collaboration than other traditional offices. Their open floor plans allow for more diversity of thought in each organization or project.
  3. My third goal is to gain experience in producing drawings using Revit. Revit is one of the most commonly used computer programs in architectural offices; however, we only have the opportunity to take one course in it at Tulane. Revit is an architectural program which allows for the user to produce a 3D model, which then generates 2D drawings such as floor plans, sections, elevations, and renderings to create efficiency for the user.
  4. My fourth goal is to gain experience working in a larger firm. During my previous summers, I worked in smaller firms, which required a lot of outsourcing. WeWork has on site engineers, construction managers, interior designers, and more. By having these other professionals at the same company, it becomes clear as to what is needed from the architects for other professionals.
  5. Finally, I would like to further my architectural skills. My previous internships have been in interior design and real estate, which were incredibly helpful in gaining a different perspective on architecture; however, I would like the opportunity to directly apply my field of study.

This internship directly relates to NCI’s mission to educate undergraduate women for leadership in the 21st century. Through my internship, I will learn how to create architecture with a community and user focus while also developing my computer skills.

I am preparing for my internship at the moment. I recently found an apartment and signed my lease. The apartment is located close to a subway which will make my commute very simple. I also have the opportunity to walk through New York on the way to work every day and look at the amazing architecture.

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Jacqui & JDRF: A bit about me and my summer internship

My name is Jacqueline. You can call me Jacqui.

I am a pre-med student at Tulane University in the glittering city of New Orleans, Lousiana. I am 21 years young and next year will be my senior year of college. I hope to go to medical school after college and after a gap year… or maybe two. I am a sociology major and proud member of the Newcomb Scholars Programunnamed-1.jpg.

The Newcomb Scholars Program is a selective honors program with a focus on challenging interdisciplinary learning and leadership skills. The scholars are made up of “a community of diverse thinkers, leaders, and activists” that work to empower, embolden, and support one another throughout our academic endeavors and beyond. To learn more about the Newcomb Scholars Program, the application process, or some of my fellow or alumn Scholars, click here!

This summer, I plan to intern with The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in their Long Island, New York office. I got involved with JDRF as a 16-year-old after having been diagnosed with Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes. It was a not-so-sweet 16. I did, however, make lasting friendships and connections that I still hold today. I started my advocacy work with the foundation by fundraising for JDRF, at first, and then I went on to start awareness programs about Type 1 Diabetes. IMG_0443.jpg

My mission regarding awareness was primarily to distinguish fact from fiction when analyzing the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. When I was first diagnosed with Type 1, misconceptions about the disease perpetuated by the media lead me to believe that my ailment was deserved because it was my fault. After discovering that Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune, unpreventable and incurable disease, I became determines to teach others the same. Raising awareness for Type 1 Diabetes also turned out to be a great way to ring in donations from people in my community who previously may not have known what Juvenile Diabetes truly is. To learn more about diabetes, JDRF, or how to get involved visit the JDRF website for helpful information on all thing Type 1.

IMG_0388.jpgAs a Newcomb Scholar, I am frequently surrounded by people who are passionate learners and have an appreciation for education in all of its various forms. Whether I am tutoring others through the Goldman Center, engaging in hands-on research during laboratory hours, immersing myself in service-learning projects abroad, studying with my fellow Scholars, volunteering on or off campus, or simply listening to a lecture, I have come to appreciate the unique perspectives that different educational experiences provide.  Unfortunately, this reality is not true for all who partake in the education system in the United States. When Teach for America reached out to me this past Spring, I had never heard of the organization before. After researching the corps, I discovered that their primary goal is to provide an equal educational opportunity to all children in the U.S.—an issue that has long bothered me.  In many of my sociology seminars about epistemology and whomknowledge is for, I have come to understand that knowledge is produced by and for the privileged.

As a pre-med student, I decided to major in sociology and study the sciences so that I could better understand the diverse lives that my various patients may lead. I study sociology in hopes that I can offer my patients equal treatment despite their shape, size, color, or socioeconomic background. To do this, I know I must communicate with and teach my patients how to be medically literate so that they can empower themselves to make their own informed decisions about their health.

FullSizeRender (3).jpgI have several goals I wish to accomplish during my internship this summer. One of these goals is to enhance my public speaking skills so that I am better equipped to respond quickly to questions and answer them with confidence and eloquence in front of an audience. When volunteering at the JDRF Long Island office last summer, I was given the opportunity to present at JDRF fundraising award ceremonies and I was even interviewed by a local radio station, WBAB. WBAB questioned me about my work with JDRF, my non-profit company (Jewels by Jax, @Jewels_By_Jax on Instagram) in which all proceeds go to JDRF, as well as the foundation’s upcoming events. I hope to be given more opportunities like this one so that I may practice my public speaking.

Another goal of mine for this summer is to better my event planning organization skills. As the rising vice president of SURJ (Students United for Reproductive Justice), event coordination will be one of my main duties. SURJ is the pro-choice group on Tulane’s campus. We focus on inclusivity, intersectionality, sex education and all things related to reproductive health, freedom, and justice. I hope working with JDRF in organizing their summer fundraisers will allow me to practice in terms of event planning. In doing so, I also hope to have more exposure to Microsoft Excel. As a sociology major, I seldom ever use Excel. SPSS is the only format similar to excel that I have worked with since entering college. I would love to have a greater understanding of the program and be able to familiarize myself with it so I may use it in my everyday life for budgeting, time management, etc. The JDRF office uses excel for several organizational purposes such as to budget donations or list donor information.

Another goal I hope to accomplish is to enhance my leadership skills by being more confident in my independence when conflict arises (as opposed to having to seek my boss out to resolve an issue). I hope that talking to constituents on the phone will expose me to various types of conflicts and tasks that I must try to resolve/complete based on my own knowledge. When planning events, I must work to coordinate with several vendors and properly allocated different duties to my fellow interns. And, last but certainly not least, my overarching goal for the summer is to improve my overall time management skills. Juggling summer classes, my internship, and my volunteer work at Last Hope Animal Shelter, I must learn how to organize my limited time in the most efficient way possible. Having Type 1 Diabetes, I must also factor time in to eat meals and snacks throughout my busy days in order to avoid low blood sugars. I hope my fellow Type 1 Diabuddies working alongside me in my internship office can better advise me on how to manage work, school, and diabetes most effectively.IMG_0733.jpg

I am excited to embark on my internship with JDRF this summer and immerse myself in the many adventures this learning experience is certain to hold. I am preparing myself for summer classes as much as possible in advance so that I can focus on my internship and school, respectively. I cannot wait to be reunited with the JDRF staff from last summer and from years previous. I look forward to seeing what great ideas and events JDRF has in store for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.

Summer Internship at the New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Council

img_4857.jpgHello everyone! My name is Sophia Angeletti and I am a rising senior from Estero, Florida currently studying International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, and Arabic. Specifically, I am interested in areas of conflict resolution, diplomacy, and how U.S. foreign policy decisions impact the Middle East. This summer I will be interning locally at the New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Council (NOCDC).

The NOCDC is a nonprofit membership organization that arranges professional appointments and cultural activities for approximately 500 international leaders sent to Louisiana each year from the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program and other government and private professional exchanges. The organization’s mission is to promote citizen diplomacy-the notion that the ordinary citizen can help shape foreign relations- “one handshake at a time.”As a New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Intern, I would be tasked with assisting the staff with a number of tasks including: writing programs for perspective programs, planning programs and setting appointments, coordinating transportation for visitors, assembling welcome packets, and general logistical duties.

The 5 Learning Objectives I hope to achieve through this internship are as follows:

1. Increase knowledge of citizen diplomacy

2. Gain transferable skills

3. Increase understanding of US and local communities’ role in promoting diplomacy

4. Enhance personal and professional growth

5. Network

Completing a New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy internship would allow me to embody NCI’s mission while also advancing my personal, professional, and intellectual goals. NCI’s mission is to educate undergraduate women for leadership in the 21st century.  Interning at the New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Council will allow me to cultivate lifelong leadership among undergraduate women, integrate my increased research expertise into Tulane University through writing an honors thesis on the Middle East, and preserve and disseminate knowledge about women in the diplomacy. An aspect of the Citizens Diplomacy Council that I find to be fascinating is that all three working staff members are women and the Board of Directors and Advisory Board have roughly equal female and male representation. I hope to learn from the women on the staff about their experiences working as women in politics.

In preparation for my summer internship, I have been in communication with my supervisor as well as I recently attended PLEN: Women in Global Policy (pictured above).  I am so excited to be interning in New Orleans this summer and learn more about how diplomatic outcomes can be achieved from a local level.

Best,

Sophia

 

Soaring to Safety at New Orleans Child Advocacy Center

I come from a family of advocates. My mom for mental illness, my dad for substance abuse, my aunt for juvenile justice. This has taught me that there are always people that I can help. I have spent my life searching the population I see myself serving best. New Orleans Child Advocacy Center has helped me find that niche.

I learned about NOCAC and the work they do while at a conference for my summer job last year. I worked at the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court and at a conference on human trafficking, NOCAC presented. They divulged on the work they do to help previous survivors of trafficking and other forms of sexual abuse. They highlighted the importance of their work they do, especially in the current social climate. Their work seemed invaluable and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

At Tulane, I am a member of SAPHE – Sexual Aggression Peer Health Educator and Hotline. In SAPHE, we provide resources to survivors of sexual aggression. I see myself as an advocate for survivors of any sexual aggression, especially abuse. NOCAC prides itself on being a resource for those survivors. Currently in the media, there is a newfound focus on finding justice for survivors of sexual aggression. NOCAC gives a voice to the survivors who may not make it on the front page of the news; who’s stories may go unheard. The children they serve need a listening ear, an advocate, and a safe place free of judgement or harm. NOCAC provides that for them.

New Orleans Child Advocacy Center presents itself as a home for previously abused children to be safe and heard. They provide a place for them to speak freely of their experiences and receive the care they need. NOCAC’s logo depicts a child in a hot air balloon. This is to show a child soaring, and in the walls of NOCAC the children are soaring to safety.

I am so excited to begin my internship with them and begin an experience I am sure I will be forever grateful for. At this internship, I hope to increase personal and professional growth related to the issues of child sexual abuse, develop a working knowledge of non-profit organizations devoted to the mission of healing abused children and their families, to improve my empathetic listening skills, to apply my knowledge of psychology and public health to the rehabilitation of abused children, and to determine whether this field of work is a possible career for me.

My name is Kennedy Williams and I am a rising junior at Tulane. I am pursuing dual degrees in Public Health and Psychology. I hope to continue my education and earn a JD and a Masters of Public Policy to continue to be an advocate for survivors of sexual aggression in any way I can.

Summer Internship at Ngong Road Children Association in Nairobi, Kenya

Hi everyone! My name is Kelsey Williams, and I am thrilled to have been awarded a grant by the Newcomb College Institute to participate in a summer internship and research experience in Nairobi, Kenya with Ngong Road Children’s Association (NRCA). I am a rising senior public health major, and the internship relates perfectly to my post-graduation plans to pursue graduate education and work in sexual and reproductive health epidemiology.

NRCA is an organization that supports young people in Nairobi whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. It financially supports them to attend school and ensures that they have enough food and access to medical care, among other things. Like most places around the world, teen pregnancy has been an issue for some of these adolescents, which results in expulsion from school and much narrower opportunities in adulthood. In December of last year, Dr. Patricia Kissinger at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine began working with NRCA to develop a sex education program. This summer, I will have several tasks related to the original program. I will work to improve to program and ensure its sustainability, aid Dr. Kissinger in evaluation research on the program, and investigate the landscape of sexual and reproductive health resources in Nairobi. By the end of the summer, I hope to be able to connect students in NRCA to better reproductive health resources, particularly contraception. I am also excited to improve many components of my research skills, including conducting interviews and evaluating qualitative data and also learning how to manage and analyze survey data.

I have been working with Dr. Kissinger and another graduate student, Kate Murphy, on this project since January, and over the past few weeks have been preparing the details of my summer schedule and sorting out my travel logistics. Last week I met with Dr. Sally Kenney (pictured above), the executive director of the NCI who is also involved with NRCA’s work, to learn more about the existing reproductive health resources in Nairobi and being making connections with those organizations. I have also been communicating with the NRCA program director, Maureen Mulievi, to set up my stay with a host family. Though not a formal part of my internship, I am grateful that I will have an opportunity to connect with a Kenyan family and learn more about their culture while improving my Swahili language skills.

I am so excited that the NCI chose to support my project this summer because it is a great embodiment of their mission of educating undergraduate women for leadership in the 21st century. I know both the young people at NRCA and I will benefit greatly from this work, and I am so looking forward to starting!

Internship with CONNECT to End Violence

Hi! My name is Nina Harris and I am a rising Junior at Tulane! I am from Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts and this summer I am thrilled to be interning with Connect to End Violence, an organization forced on domestic and sexual violence prevention. CONNECT works with survivors to provide free legal assistance, emotional support, and direct service to community members. I am excited to give back to the community I grew up in and expand my work with survivors. At Tulane I am a member of SAPHE and I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge about domestic and sexual violence, as well as use what I learn and apply it to my work within SAPHE.
My main objective at CONNECT is to gain a better understanding about the legal side of domestic and sexual violence. I am hoping to go to law school and/or become a social worker in the future and shadowing at the courthouse will be amazing. I also am excited to gain hands on experience that will enhance my professional life. I will have a job as well as this internship so another key objective is being able to execute good time management with my job, internship, social life, and self-care. My last learning objectives are to gain more insight into how to effectively help survivors emotionally as well as practically. I am looking forward to working alongside survivors and being as helpful as possible.
This internship aligns nicely with NCI’s mission through the “empowerment model” CONNECT uses to empower survivors, specifically women. The empowerment model’s strength-based approach provides education and resources that promote well-being and safety, and CONNECT works to empower survivors to educate themselves and find safety. By alerting survivors of options available to them, CONNECT gives them the opportunity to reclaim their freedom. Another important aspect of CONNECT that directly relates to NCI’s mission is providing knowledge to and about women, specifically knowledge about resources available to them on the island. CONNECT provides free and confidential services, a 24/7 hotline, court and medical advocacy, counseling, and informational programs. CONNECT is an organization that strives to produce meaningful change in the community, and does so by raising awareness and making resources available to survivors.
I am preparing for CONNECT by getting settled in at home, finalizing my summer schedule, and taking care of personal matters before I get swamped in the summer. I have also communicated with my supervisor and am excited to start intensive training in a couple weeks.
I am so happy I have the chance to intern for CONNECT to End Violence and I am so grateful for NCI’s support. 🙂

Summer in Sex Crimes

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Doski! I’m a rising senior double majoring in Political Science and Sociology and minoring in Psychology. I plan on attending law school right after I graduate. This summer I will be interning at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Division. This will be my fifth year interning for the District Attorney’s Office. When I was in high school I spent two summers interning in my local office. After freshman year I interned in the Major Crimes Division, and last summer I interned for Sex Crimes. I am so excited to be coming back to the same office, it will be nice to see some familiar faces and to feel comfortable in my work environment.

The Sex Crimes Division has a great internship program that encourages everyone to learn new skills and branch out. Last summer the interns were all able to tour the county jail, go on ride a longs, tour the crime lab, and attend interesting information sessions (for example a lecture about the OJ Simpson trial given by one of the prosecutors). We also got to attend training sessions for law enforcement about prosecuting sex crimes. In the office we reviewed incoming cases, watched trials, made power points for opening and closing statements, read transcripts, and helped the attorneys in any way necessary. My goals for this summer are to expand my knowledge of sex crimes, maintain connections with attorneys I worked with last summer, gain new professional connections, attempt to do thesis research, develop my ability to use the California Penal Code to recommend if cases have enough evidence to move forward, and attend more trainings about sex crimes.

Sex Crimes fits well with Newcomb’s values, because many of the people that I will be working with are women and the majority of the victims in Sex Crimes are women. The division is led by two women and the Los Angeles County District Attorney is a woman. To prepare for the internship I needed to have my fingerprints taken for a background check. I have also been in contact with the supervisor for scheduling. Other than that I consider myself very lucky to be doing the same internship that I did last year, because I feel very confident going into the internship. I’m excited to get back to doing work and helping victims–I know it’s going to be another rewarding summer!

Lady Justice in Front of the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles

Summer At The State Department

Hello,

I am rising senior at Tulane majoring in Political Science – International Relations, International Development, and Social Policy and Practice. I have been accepted to an intern position at the State Department in Washington, D.C., in their Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor this summer. Specifically, I will be working for the Office of Global Programming, which manages the Human Rights and Democracy Fund, Economic Support Funds, FREEDOM Support Act funds, the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund, and Support for East European Democracy Act funds (See more). My advisor has informed me that they have planned a mixture of activities for me to work on across all of their portfolios. My day-to-day work will consist of attending meetings and preparing briefings for 32 to 40 hours a week. The work I will be doing helps promote democracy and human rights across the world.

My learning objectives are:

1. I would like to learn through this internship if public service is a career path I would like to pursue.

2. I intend to improve my writing skills.

3. I will grow my professional network and make connections that will lead to possible job opportunities post-college.

4. I will become more independent by living on my own, relying solely on public transport to get around the city.

5. I hope to better understand how policy is made inside the United States government when looking to best promote democracy and human rights throughout the world.

I hope that by the end of this summer I will have achieved all of these goals and more.

NCI’s advocacy for gender-integrated curriculum gave me the opportunity to take courses that have inspired and prepared me for this internship. I have become passionate about empowering women to achieve their full human potential. This internship provides a chance to pursue my passion and will assist me in becoming a future leader in this field. Women and minorities tend to be the victims of human rights violations, and therefore have the most to benefit from a well-functioning democracy that protects individual rights. This internship directly relates to NCI’s mission to empower women.

In preparation for this internship, I have been in contact with my boss and other supervisors. Once I receive my security clearance I will have more information on training days and specific details on how to further prepare for the work I will be doing.

I am most looking forward to learning about how the United States promotes human rights internationally. This internship is a unique opportunity to learn about international labor standards, foreign assistance, and government bureaucracy. Furthermore, I am interested in experiencing Washington D.C. right before the midterm elections in the current hyper-polarized climate.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Best,

Rachel Grand

 

Second Summer with LPEC!

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I’m Hannah, a rising senior at Tulane majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Studies and I’m so excited to embark on my second summer interning with the Louisiana Prison Education Coalition!

As an Anthropology major with a focus on cultural systems, the phenomenon of mass incarceration in the United States is of great interest to me. Here in the most incarcerated state in the most incarcerated country in the world, women are cycled though systems of institutional racial, economic and patriarchal oppression and subjected to punishments that follow them through incarceration and after reentry. Whether it’s simple access to sanitary napkins or medical care for pregnant women in prisons, many of their fundamental needs are neglected or completely ignored. One need that too often goes unnoticed and unfulfilled is the thirst for education and higher learning that incarcerated people are denied the tools to satisfy. Having the privilege to receive an education at Tulane University and working for two years as an Assistant Teacher in multiple New Orleans schools, I understand and feel deeply passionate about the importance of access to education. Basic and higher levels of education are vital not only for future employment opportunities and as a tool to break cycles of poverty, but for the sense of independence, pride and self-confidence that comes with achievement and self- fulfillment.

Education is a right that can and should be extended to all people, including those in the overextended prison system. That is why I m so excited to work with the Louisiana Prison Education Coalition, a coalition of dedicated members who are committed to increasing educational opportunities to the 45,000 people in prison in Louisiana and to those directly impacted by the prison system. From early literacy through higher education, LPEC develops thoughtful programming for those who much of the country has chosen to forgot and ignore. They also seek to educate the public about prison and foster understanding for the real women and men whose lives should not be and are not defined by their mistakes. While LPEC works to develop programming for women and men, much of the work that co-founder Annie Freitas does involves currently and formerly incarcerated women. LPEC’s goals are closely aligned with NCI’s own mission, seeking to empower women through education and produce and disseminate knowledge about women and their achievements, rather than focusing on the mistakes that put them behind bars. While interning for LPEC, I hope to embody the Newcomb College legacy by engaging in the greater New Orleans community and participating in meaningful research that empowers women and helps provide the access to education that every person deserves.

Some of my learning objectives that I hope to achieve with this internship are…

1. To apply critical thinking, research analysis and synthesis skills in order to develop research that engages with prison reform activism

2. To develop a working knowledge of the methods of a non-profit organization that incorporates community engagement and grassroots activism

3. To learn about the LA state prison system and the effects and consequences of mass incarceration, with a focus on incarcerated women

4. To develop effective community engagement skills in order to
meaningfully conduct work with varying populations

5. To improve independence, leadership and time management skills to foster productivity in professional settings

My last time interning with LPEC was incredibly valuable, and I can’t wait to continue helping to make an impact in the Louisiana prison system and learningfrom these women who deserve to have their voices and needs heard!

Summer Internship with Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Hi there! My name is Hannah Lyons-Cavazos and I’m a rising senior majoring in Political Science and International Development with minors in Spanish and management. I will be in DC this summer interning for my congresswoman from my home district in California, Jackie Speier. I’ve admired Congresswoman Speier since I first became interested in politics in high school, and I’m so excited to have a chance to work in her office. In addition to her years of service to California’s 14th district, Jackie Speier has long been a vocal advocate for women’s rights. She was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Fearless Women of the World in 2012” following her work on the STOP Act to prevent sexual violence in the military, and has been one of the premier crusaders in defending pro-choice legislation in the House. As a feminist who is interested in public policy and legislative proceedings, I’m so excited to have this internship this summer, and to be learning about constituent concerns in my own local community.

While the majority of the learning objectives I initially outlined have to do with developing professional skills and experience, my primary objective at this point in my internship is more personal. Although I visited DC on a class trip once in middle school, I have never been here otherwise. This past weekend I moved to a city where I don’t yet know anyone and have already gotten lost in Union Station (twice) and taken the Metro the wrong way. I want to use this internship as an opportunity to build independence, self-sufficiency and confidence as I work on navigating a new city, new job and new community of people. In preparing for my upcoming first day I’ve been taking public transit frequently to become accustomed to the Metro before taking it every day, and I have been taking advantage of the spare time I have now to explore the city that will be my home for the next few months.

In addition to these personal goals, I feel that this internship is going to give me the opportunity to develop as a professional woman in the political sphere, which historically has not been a particularly welcoming field for women and minorities. NCI’s purpose is to develop new generations of female leaders, and we have seen in recent times just how powerful increasing numbers of women in influential positions can be. Encouraging women to participate in the nation’s policy-making processes is a crucial tenant in this mission, and my goal is to one day be one of these women. I think that this position will offer me invaluable insights and opportunities for professional development that I would not be able to experience otherwise.

Congressional interns serve a variety of roles, but we primarily deal with addressing constituent concerns and issues. A lot of the work I do will center on constituent interactions, whether by fielding concerns via phone and email or conducting tours of the capital. This position will require not only a good deal of diplomacy but also confidence, and the ability to take initiative. As a female leader, I have often found this sort of assertive confidence to be a difficult trait to develop in myself, and have heard many other women complain of similar struggles. I am hoping the experience I gain in this position will help me to become the sort of empowered leader that NCI helps to cultivate.

I am very excited to be a part of the inner-workings of a political office, and am hoping that I will be able to observe and better comprehend how these sorts of offices operate. However, the highlight of this position is that I will be working with a team that serves a public official that has been a role model for me for years, and who has served my own community admirably throughout her career. I am looking forward to learning more about how the congresswoman is serving our home district’s constituent concerns, and how she fits into the larger national political conversation as well.