Ohio House of Representatives
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Kate Lovas

Liberal Arts Major(s): International Politics, French Language & Culture
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

What was the best part of your experience?

The best part of my experience was being given the opportunity to actively participate in state government. I not only watched as historic legislation was passed, but I also got to play a role in the process. As a Legislative Page, I prepared and worked on the legislative floor of the Ohio House of Representatives when in session. When it was not in session I assisted state representatives in their offices with special projects and by communicating with their constituents.

I discovered a passion for politics and government I did not know I had

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience impacted me academically by providing me with firsthand experience in politics. I was able to see everything I had learned in the classroom about legislation and elections applied in a real-world setting. I discovered a passion for politics and government I did not know I had.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This experience has already begun to impact my career goals. Before this experience, I did not think I wanted to pursue a career in government, and I was focused on the idea of going to law school. After completing this enrichment experience, I now want to continue to explore the field of politics and can see a career as a politician as a reality.

How has the Paterno Fellows Program had an impact on this experience?

The Paterno Fellows Program affected this experience positively. I know that this unique program helped me stand out against other applicants. Another way Paterno Fellows affected my experience was due to its resources. I was able to apply for funding to ensure that an internship away from home was a possibility.

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