Francesca Teresa Amodeo
Everyone says it, but it's true. DC changed my life- it changed my perspective on both politics and myself, and I can't wait to be back!
I am currently an International Affairs and Romance Languages student at UGA. I’m finishing up my final term, and I will graduate this Spring, at which point I hope to return to DC. While in the WSP, I interned at the Washington Office on Latin America, a non-profit that focuses on human rights issues in Latin America.
International Affairs, Romance Languages
Why I went:
I wanted to experience the city and figure out what it was like to be in the “real world,” and whether or not I could handle it.
Favorite spot to visit:
Everywhere? If I had to be more specific, maybe the walk from the Congressional to Eastern Market on a Sunday morning.
Most memorable day:
I have two—going on the floor of the House was possibly the coolest experience of my life. Besides this, one day I got to accompany victims of Mexican gun violence to a couple of meetings with House staffers. This day was incredibly moving.
Why I'm glad I went:
Not only did I learn a lot about DC and politics, but I learned a lot about myself. I now have a completely different outlook on my career, and I would have never had come to this conclusion without DC. Also, I am now positive that DC is where I want to be!