As I wrap up my internship this week I took some time to reflect on where I am headed after graduation and what I plan to do with my life. Throughout my time in college I have never really known exactly what I wanted to do and I had hoped that after having an internship in the field of my studies that I would have a better picture of what it was that I would pursue. While I enjoyed many aspects of working in the campaign side of politics such as networking and perfecting my communication skills, I realized that I want to do more than campaigns once I graduate. As much as I have come to realize the importance of experienced and organized campaign teams that effectively spread a message, I also recognized that the actual policy and legislation side of politics is where I wanted to grow and make an impact in.
To accomplish this I know it will take a lot of hard work and I hope to come back to my home state of Maryland and work in and around D.C. in political consulting and eventually head to graduate school to pursue a Masters in public policy and learn about how to be an effective policy leader. This will be a fulfilling path for me as hopefully I will be able to be a part of impactful legislation that changes the lives of Americans for the better.