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Katierose Epstein

Major: Political Science and Women's Studies
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this enrichment experience through prior internships I have had.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My enrichment experience was an internship in United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto's Washington, D.C. office. She is one of my senators in my hometown of Las Vegas, NV. Throughout the internship, I researched potential future legislation for the Senator in the areas of international affairs, armed services, and foreign trade. I also had the opportunity to compose meeting memos, constituent letters, and appropriations letters on behalf of the Senator. The last of my duties included interacting with constituents through tours of the Capitol, phone calls, and physical mail.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience impacted me academically in that I broadened my understanding of political policies. Prior to the internship, I had little to no knowledge of current legislation on foreign affairs, armed services, and international trade. After consistently researching these topics, my political understanding has grown immensely.

This experience impacted my career goals by showing me what it means to advocate for people on the statewide level as well as the national level.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

My current career goals are to advocate for diverse populations and better local communities. This experience impacted my career goals by showing me what it means to advocate for people on the statewide level as well as the national level. Also, I learned a significant amount about what occurs behind the scenes in a political office where people do not necessarily receive credit for their work. This proved to me that politics is more about helping people than most Americans believe.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Yes, I would most definitely recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students. Very few people are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill while in college. The internship will allow students to have a hands-on experience to what their potential career may be.

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