Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Major: Political Science

Minor: Asian Studies focusing on Religion

Internship Placement: The Brookings Institution


Why did you decide to do Michigan in Washington?

I wanted to leave the Ann Arbor campus while still being involved in American politics, and D.C. seemed like the right place to do that.

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

My job changes every day, which is part of what makes it so interesting. Typically, there is a balance of news and legal reporting, editing and fact-checking articles, and legal and historical research.

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

My boss was called to testify before a Congressional committee during my first month. It was a really busy few days preparing for that, but I was incredibly proud to be a part of that team that week.

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

I have become much more detail-oriented and thorough in my work. I also have become better at sifting through legal decisions and documents and evaluating their implications.

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

The D.C. Portrait Gallery!

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

Apply to as many internships as possible. You can never really estimate your chances of getting an interview or an offer, so it's always better to over-apply than under-apply.