Mehreen Karim Karim
D.C. took me seriously, and now I feel motivated to take my work seriously.
I interned at the Center for American Progress (CAP) in Washington D.C. for the first half of this year. CAP is a progressive think tank that produces policy and advocacy. I worked with the Women’s Initiative team, where I did research and note taking for D.C.’s feminist experts (badasses/Michelle Obama’s friends). I watched and learned from some of the most essential movers and shakers of women’s economic and health policy.
Why I went:
I needed to have a realistic understanding of what the policy world is truly like. I wanted to be in the room that decisions were made in. I wanted to see what policy making looks like in the heart of it all. I got what I wanted
Favorite spot to visit:
Eastern Market! Fresh fruit samples and a beautiful walk through flowery streets.
Most memorable day:
I innocently went to work one day and later found out that we were going to the White House to see President Obama.