Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.

Homeland Security Project Intern, Summer 2013

School: Middlebury College ‘15

Major: Political Science

Minors: History and psychology

Future Plans: Earn a higher degree for careers in law, public policy and politics.

Intern Duties: Attending various events around D.C. on relevant topics such as recent leaks in the NSA and cybersecurity; and consulting with the Homeland Security Project’s members on the project’s upcoming report.

On the importance of bipartisanship: Looking backwards, our representative system was founded on a bipartisan compromise between the large states and the small states at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. This compromise, known as the Connecticut Compromise, serves to show how bipartisanship is essential in the American political system. Looking forward, with the two-party system that currently divides Washington, bipartisanship is the only hope for issues getting the attention they deserve and the action they require.