Bryan Andrew Cruce
My semester in DC helped prepare me for a career working with people from diverse backgrounds with different viewpoints. The interpersonal and professional skills I acquired during my internship in DC undoubtedly helped me get to where I am today.
I participated in the WSP during the Spring semester of 2009 as an intern in the office of Senator Johnny Isakson. In May 2010, I graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in Economics and Political Science.
B.A Economics, B.A. Political Science
Why I went:
As a young person who was very interested in politics, taking advantage of the opportunity to live and work on Capitol Hill was a no-brainer. I wanted to be right in the middle of policy debates and decisions and to see first-hand how our legislative process works (or doesn’t!).
Favorite spot to visit:
Too many to name just one.
Eastern Market for pancakes, the Lincoln Memorial at night, Arlington Cemetery to name a few.
Most memorable day:
I was fortunate to spend the Spring of 2009 in Washington, DC. In my short time there I was able to witness the inauguration of President Obama and the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These were likely the two most memorable days due to their historical significance.
Why I'm glad I went:
I’m glad I went to DC because it helped me develop both personally and professionally. DC is a culturally diverse city and exposed me to many different things that I would not be able to experience in Athens, GA. My internship experience and the networking opportunities helped me tremendously as I prepared for job interviews and post-graduate life in the real world.