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DC Semester Q and A

Emily Tison Clarke
Spring 2011

Through the WSP, I learned how to be a professional and I felt ahead of the game after graduating from college.

Brief bio:

I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up as a huge Bulldog fan and was so happy to attend UGA as an undergraduate. I am currently in law school at Catholic University, where I am studying to become an environmental lawyer.

Expected graduation:

May 2012

Degree objective:

Political Science

Why I went:

I considered doing a semester abroad, but I decided interning in DC would be more beneficial in the long run. I was completely right—the connections and friends I made in DC still help me to this day.

Favorite spot to visit:

Capitol Lounge, We the Pizza, Union Station, Adams Morgan and Dupont areas…and of course walking on the National Mall.

Most memorable day:

My favorite time working in the United States Senate was getting to give a tour to Hershel Walker of the Capitol. Everyday at work was so excited and never the same, so they were all pretty memorable.

Why I'm glad I went:

The Washington Semester Program was my favorite college experience. I got to learn first-hand how our government actually works. I also got to meet people from all over the world. I believe this program taught me how to be a professional. Now that I am actually a DC resident, I feel that WSP truly prepared me for the dynamic of Washington.

Where I interned:

Office of Senator Saxby Chambliss

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