This week is started my internship at the Department of Commerce. I have a great supervisor and have also great co-workers. I enjoy working there and I look forward to everything I will get to do this summer and I expect to learn a lot. In addition, I got to meet the new CIO of the Department of Commerce, Simon Szykman, which I thought was pretty neat.
I also met with my mentor, Pablo Chavez of Google, for the first time this week. He is an awesome guy and I know that I will benefit greatly through my mentor-mentee relationship with him. I look forward to every opportunity I will get with him this summer, as I know it will be time well spent. I don’t think I could have gotten a better mentor.
I am still working on devising ways to advocate for persons with ASD’s and disabilities in general. I hope that I will greatly impact people’s perspectives for the better this summer. My current strategy is to get people to ask questions and that I can answer them, as I am not much of one to initiate social interaction; though I am working on that.
Some of the exciting things I did in my free time include visiting the National Air and Space Museum, the National Aquarium, and the National Zoo this week. They are all very neat places and I am already planning my visits to some of the other offerings such as the International Spy Museum and the National Museum of Crime and Punishment.