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Mehreen Karim Karim
Spring 2016

D.C. took me seriously, and now I feel motivated to take my work seriously.

Brief bio:

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.

Expected graduation:

May 2017

Degree objective:

International Affairs

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 smile

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.

Why I'm glad I went:

Where I interned:

Center for American Progress

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