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Ven a Ver Trip inspired a love of politics

In her junior year at Carondelet, a Ven a Ver trip to Washington, DC inspired her love of politics and her passion to helping our neighbors in need. Now a rising junior studying International Affairs, a spring internship at the Capitol allowed her to truly understand the legislative and voting processes.

Submitted by Isabella Frasca ’19

I’m a rising junior, Class of 2023, at George Washington University studying International Affairs. This past Spring semester I was an intern on Capitol Hill. I was one of five interns working for Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15). The internship started out remotely due to COVID, however by February we were able to go work on the Hill!

It was a very exciting time for us because the Congressman is the co-chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which makes committee assignments and sets the caucus’ policy agenda, as well as being one of the Impeachment managers. My daily tasks mostly consisted of answering phone calls and communicating with our constituents. However, just being in the office allowed me to learn more about the process of writing legislation and voting processes.

My Ven a Ver trip to Washington DC during my junior year at Carondelet was the first time I had ever stepped foot in the Capitol Building and it inspired a love of politics and helping our neighbors in need. I’m so glad that experience opened my eyes to these new ideas and experiences I am now living and learning about!


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