Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Major: Public Policy
Minor: Sociology and Creative Writing
Internship Placement: Forbes Tate Partners


Why did you decide to do Michigan in Washington?

It was an amazing opportunity to immerse myself in the policy-making scene and learn how to enact change. 

What do you do during a typical day at your internship?

Every day, I have the opportunity to delve into new topics, including writing policy memos and conducting research on a diverse range of subjects, such as environmental issues, healthcare, technology regulation, education policies, and legal matters.

What's something that you're proud of that you've done at your internship so far?

I am proud of the research and memos I created concerning protecting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the medical field. Through this process, I gained insights from both ends of the political spectrum and attended various debates and events, all of which informed the crafting of my memos.

How has your skillset evolved or changed since you began working on this internship?

I have become more aware of the political dynamics within the federal government and their influence on policies that impact everyone. I aim to use this understanding in my future endeavors in policy writing.

What is one fun activity that you have done since being in D.C.?

Book readings at Politics and Prose!

What advice would you give to a student interested in Michigan in Washington?

Remember how much your voice counts, and don't hesitate to speak up during your internship. Also, take every chance to connect with new people and soak up new knowledge!