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Whitney N Jacobs
Fall 2009

The network of UGA people in D.C. is beyond anything I ever knew. I am proud to now be apart of the network, and I hope I can be as helpful to students/alums as others have been to me.

Brief bio:

I graduated from the University of Georgia May 2010 with a B.A. in International Affairs. Graduation day, however, marked the six month anniversary of my job in Congressman Jack Kingston’s (GA-1) D.C. office. I worked for Congressman Kingston for two years before returning to school to get my Master of Science in aquatic science and law degree. My goal is practice natural resource and land use law. I graduated from my masters December 2013 and plan to start law school this coming fall. In the meantime, I am working in the Conservation Department at B.A.S.S. LLC.

Expected graduation:

May 2010 & December 2013

Degree objective:

B.A. Internation Affairs and M.S. Aquatic Science

Why I went:

Working/ interning in Washington, D.C. was a goal of mine during my undergraduate degree. I studied political science and international affairs so spending a semester working in our nation’s Capitol was a way for me to apply my recently acquired book knowledge in the real word. Landing a job during my internship was a dream come true, and I loved every minute of it!

Favorite spot to visit:

Paolo’s in Georgetown!! Great food and awesome drinks!

Most memorable day:

The day Obamacare passed.

Why I'm glad I went:

It changed my life and career. It gave me professional perspective and showed me all the career options out there I would have never otherwise known about.

Where I interned:

Office of Congressman Jack Kingston

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