BPC Team: Immigration
School: George Mason University ‘19
Major: Government and International Politics
Future Plans: I hope to attend law school in or around D.C. to start a career in immigration law and policy
BPC Intern Duties: Contribute to research and data analysis to a wide variety of pieces, including short-term blogs, larger issue briefs, all the way up to long, extensive reports. That can mean everything from copy editing and citation checks to writing literature reviews and crafting data visualizations.
Best Intern Memory: The first article I wrote for BPC got 60,000 views in around 10 days. The idea of contributing to the discussion on the topic that much was surreal and made me realize how much I loved being a part of the research community. The shout-out in an all-staff meeting was nice, too.
On the importance of bipartisanship: Bipartisanship is important because its key in maintaining the long-term stability of our institutions. Hyper-partisan policies easy get reversed, reinstated, or modified when power shifts from one group to another. But if an idea is created by compromise and collective will, it can stand the test of time and really change people’s lives.
On being in Washington, DC: Every day I find a new event or area of D.C. with something new to offer. It always reminds me of the vast character of the city, whether it’s the Navy band playing weekly a block from my apartment, the fleet of food trucks around all the squares I see in the city, or giant festivals happening on the National Mall.