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