EAOP student and Progressive Caucus Fellow
As I walked to work Monday morning I couldn’t help but become more and more nervous as the number of men in suits and power ties and women in high heels gabbing on their cell phones increased. I looked the part (thanks Mom and Nick!), but would they all be able to tell that I was an imposter, that it was only my first day and that I had no idea what I was doing?
It turns out I had nothing to be nervous about, well, not on my first day at least (which consisted of perusing various websites and newspapers that I’ll be using over the summer and checking my email). As the week went on, my tasks increased from attending orientations for the Congressional Research Service to writing a letter to the EPA regarding a project in Yuma, AZ. I also began compiling some Census data for my summer-long border communities project, and by Friday was sitting in on a legislative meeting. My task this week will be to help write some talking points for a piece of legislation that will be introduced later this summer, wish me luck!