New Hampshire Interns Meet Senator Shaheen

New Hampshire Interns Meet Senator Shaheen

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Ashley Bunn
February 22, 2012

TWC interns from New Hampshire met with former their former Governor and current U.S. Senator, the Honorable Jeanne Shaheen and members of her legislative staff at the Hart Senate Office in Washington, D.C.  The students, who attend Fitchburg State University, University of Massachusetts—Lowell, University of New Hampshire, Suffolk University, and Stonehill College, spoke with Senator Shaheen and her staff about their current internship sites and policy issues including: veterans, unemployment and immigration.


When asked about the first visit, Cassaundra Pellerin from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell said: “I was unaware as to how many staff members are needed for all of the committees and their roles within public policy. This gave me the opportunity to personally interact with one of the most interesting staff members, who currently works in the Armed Services.”


Christos Ziogas, a student at the University of New Hampshire, also found the visit valuable: “I learned about many of the issues that are going on in my state and how I can help decide what is important for my state.”


Students who participated in this visit included:


  • Bethany Jones-Fitchburg State University
  • Cassaundra Pellerin-University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Christos ZIogas-University of New Hampshire
  • Jared Liamos-University of New Hampshire
  • Jessica Fanaras-University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Julia Whitney-Suffolk University
  • Nicholas Creedon-Stonehill College


[View photos of the spring 2012 PPDCH album on our Flickr channel]


Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill (PPDCH), sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, provide students with the unique opportunity to meet and interact with members of the Senate or House of Representatives representing their state or congressional district. This is one component of The Washington Center's internship program.

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