Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring blog posts by our Aim Higher students. Below is a post from Katie on her exciting internship working for a member of Congress in Washington, DC!
My name is Katie and I am double majoring in biology and psychology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I am set to graduate the spring of 2013. Foster Care to Success and the ETV program have allowed me to take advantage of this great opportunity. This summer I have been chosen to participate in FC2S’ Aim Higher Fellowship program with 18 other peers to take Washington, DC by storm. Im interning on Capitol Hill with the office of Senator Mark Udall from Colorado. This internship, while not obviously related to either of my fields, allows me to see firsthand some of the congressional processes of the issues I care most about. The legislative topics I have been hoping to learn about include; health care, foster care issues and education. When I graduate I want to work towards being a psychologist to help those who have gone through broken homes much like I did, and this internship has given me more of a drive to complete my future goals and has allowed me to mold each experience to fit those goals.