It has been nearly two months since I graduated from UCSD and moved to Washington, D.C. Since I arrived here it’s been nonstop fun, work, reflection, and pondering. Being halfway across the country has proven interesting. At times, I’ve felt homesick longing for my family and friends back in California. Most of the time, though, I’ve felt welcomed and have enjoyed my time here in the nation’s capital. If I have any doubts about my move, I always remember this: my beloved home state is America’s Greece.
How can I sum up my summer internship at CNSNews.com/MRC? One word: amazing. I’ve had the opportunity to interview elected officials, activists, and policy makers. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet and acquaint myself with some of the finest young conservative activists here in the District. Moreover, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Dallas, Texas, for FreePAC and the chance to explore my surroundings. AND, I haven’t succumbed to the DC Establishment bubble. (I will continue to defend conservatism.) Overall, it’s been a great summer – I couldn’t ask for a better one!
Now that I’ve completed my internship at the CNSNews.com division at the Media Research Center, what possibly could be in store for me next? #Occupying? Testifying in front of Congress for government-subsidized birth control? Protesting American Exceptionalism?
None of this; in fact, quite the opposite.
Starting next week, I start my job as the Northeast Regional Field Coordinator for the Leadership Institute (LI). I will be covering the states of CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and VT. I will help students form campus groups, start alternative papers, and expose liberal bias. And I will connect them to conservative organizations and present them with internship/work opportunities.
I’m excited to be traveling into the belly of the beast known as New England. Since I’m from California, I think the students I will meet and interact with with find solace knowing that I was and am one of them – a conservative activist who desired to change their campus (and community) for the better despite living in a blue state. I hope to inspire them and lead them on the right course.
I look forward to sharing my journey with each and every one of you. Godspeed!