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DC Semester Q and A

E. Madison Cooper
Fall 2017

Doug Collins told us to "bloom where you're planted." I try to live by that everyday!

Brief bio:

I am a third year political science student. Currently, I work as an intern for the Washington Semester Program as well as the fundraising coordinator for Joe Hunt’s Congressional campaign. I was born and raised in Augusta, but will probably establish my career in Washington, D.C. or Atlanta. I have hopes to attend law school in Fall 2019!

Expected graduation:

December 2018

Degree objective:

B.A. of Political Science

Why I went:

I knew that I wanted to spend a semester in DC somehow, and WSP was the perfect opportunity to do so. Not only was I seeking internship experience, but I also wanted to get a feel of what working full time was like.

Favorite spot to visit:

Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse, Hamilton’s Bar & Grill, and Ted’s Bulletin

Most memorable day:

Congressman Rick Allen’s wife took me on a dome tour one Tuesday evening. I thought it was so kind of her to carve out that time for me, and looking out over the district at night was incredible.

Why I'm glad I went:

I made 32 intelligent, driven and awesome friends. I also made great relationships with the people in my office, and I still talk to them today! WSP changed my life for the better, and it gave me the motivation that I needed to finish college and have aspirations afterward.

Where I interned:

Office of Congressman Rick Allen

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