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Home Institution: Schreiner University

Internship Site: Republican National Committee

Program: Political Leadership Program

With Love From Texas XOXOXO

Thursday, May 24, 2012

  HOWDY Y’ALL FROM DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS!!! I have waited so long to write this post because part of me has wanted to maintain my connection to TWC and the city that I fell in love with for as long as possible. With a full heart, I write in this blog for the last time.  

A theme that has carried throughout my blog is the people that I met that impacted my heart during my time at TWC. I had the opportunity to engage with people from all over the political spectrum, as well as interact and learn from individuals that practice different religious and cultural beliefs. One of the people that impacted me the most was my roommate Sayya.    

Service & Starbucks

Thursday, May 03, 2012

  On a normal afternoon... One of my favorite parts of the day is my lunchtime walk to Starbucks. I pass by Capitol Hill and the Library of Congress. On days when I feel like I need more fresh air, I will weave through the neighborhoods and soak in some sunshine.    

Moments in Maine

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Several months ago, the NRSC asked for volunteers to go to Maine and help promote Republicans on the ballot for the Senate seat. I was fortunate enough to be able to go and the opportunity was one that I will remember for a lifetime because I learned so much in such a short amount of time. My fellow intern Anna was also able to go and the RNC was generous in giving us the week off of our internship to get some real campaign experience.  

When the Hard Days Come...

Monday, April 23, 2012

  When I thought about what I wanted to blog about and the substance I wanted to provide to you dear readers, the one thing that I always knew I wanted to be was honest and share parts of TWC experience you won’t get anywhere else. So let me follow through with that and tell you something important: in this program hard days will come.  

Finding Your Future at TWC

Monday, April 23, 2012

One of the things I love most about Washington, D.C. is that there is ALWAYS something going on. I didn’t realize how many events, brunches, lunches, interview and panel discussions took place around the city until I began to really branch out in the middle of this semester. I normally find out about these events through my internship, TWC, and a weekly e-mail I receive through In most cases, all you have to do is RSVP and you can attend for free!

My Easter Weekend... Beyond D.C.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  Easter Sunday I was ambivalent about spending Easter in Washington, D.C. While the city is beautiful this time of year, and I knew the day would be absolutely lovely, I couldn’t help but think about what I would be missing with my family. Easter is such a special day to me… Without Christ’s resurrection, my faith would be futile. Easter Sunday is a reminder of the unfailing hope I have in Christ, and the new life He has given me.  

CPAC Reflections

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CPAC Reflections   While the Conservative Political Action Conference has come and passed, I am excited to finally sit down to reflect and share what those several days felt like to me.   My fellow Communications Intern Anna and I gladly volunteered to help staff the RNC’s booth at the conference. Our supervisors were generous in allowing us to stay after our shifts and attend the conference as students. Neither of us had been to CPAC before, so we were anxious to experience CPAC in the middle of the election year media blitz.  


Thursday, February 23, 2012

  Wow. Life feels so busy and full! I feel like I have lived an entire year in just two weeks. I know I promised to blog about CPAC, and that is coming, I promise! I wanted to first talk about this past week and the awesome weekend I had running around the city!      

  Hello again, Readers! I can't believe another week has passed.   This week was filled mostly with my internship and preparing for our first guests in my C-SPAN class about the Presidency. While I love the rush and adrenaline of a busy schedule, one of the things that I am already learning is how to better manage my time. Keep visiting the site and I'll work on posting more often here on out!  

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