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Rocky Interns in DC: Memorable DC Moments

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Adam Nasser '15, Luke Decker '15, Carla Yoon '15, Mark Sheridan '15, Portia Schultz '15, Dan Fang '15, and Mary Peng '15 at the Capitol on the Fourth of July

Portia Schultz '15 - DC Prep Charter School: "My favorite memory of being in DC was watching the Fourth of July fireworks from the steps of the Capitol building."
Dan Fang '15 - Environmental Protection Agency: “Some of my favorite memories were formed outside of the work environment, and I thought that getting out and taking advantage of all the opportunities for fun in D.C. was sometimes most rewarding. I remember walking along the mall with bright sun and clear skies, experiencing the city's wealth of Smithsonians and museums, seeing some of our national heritage and visiting the National Archives, kayaking along the Potomac at sunset, shopping the streets of Georgetown or just seeing sweeping views of the city from the Old Post Office tower. D.C. was an amazing place to be, and I couldn't have asked for a better summer!”

Iwo Jima Memorial at night - Photo courtesy of Ariel Shapiro '13

Ariel Shapiro '13 - J Street U Congressional Internship: “One day after work, one of my co-workers took the other interns, our staff assistant, and me, on a tour of Arlington. We sampled some famous Peruvian chicken, learned a lot about Arlington's history, visited the Iwo Jima memorial, and looked out over DC at night.  It was a great way to relax with people outside the office, and learn more about the area.  It really showed how much history and government are integrated into every day life in DC, and how everyone shares a respect and interest in American heritage that really bonds them together.”

“A picture of my DC roommate and me at the National Zoo.  It's just about feeding time for the flamingos!” – Ashley Ulrich '15, Office of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Brendan Goldrick '15 - U.S. Department of Education: “Getting to meet Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was a highlight of my time in DC. He was also an Ivy League athlete and his personality seems quite similar to mine; I found the talk he gave about education policy inspiring because he's clearly an intelligent and driven man who is involved in politics for all the right reasons. He wants to use his talent and passion for education to serve America as best he can, and decisions he makes on a daily basis impact millions of people. It was fascinating to get to listen to him speak and talk to him a bit about his job.”

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