Though my summer as an AAPD Congressional Intern in House Majority Leader Hoyer’s office and my time in DC have come to an end, I'm very appreciative for all the opportunities I had this summer. Living in DC was an incredible opportunity to enrich my understanding of politics and to appreciate cultural offerings available in DC. From attending the 20th Anniversary of the ADA celebration at the Whitehouse, viewing the Chester Dale Collection at the National Gallery of Art, seeing Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait, exploring the fossil, mineral, and gem stone exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, viewing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution at the National Archives, or listening to Jazz in the Garden in the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden, DC’s a city full of adventure and opportunity. While the opportunity to take advantage of DC’s cultural offerings and to contribute to the political process as a Congressional intern has been an amazing experience, one of the most impactful experiences of the internship was getting to live with and know my fellow interns. To all of my fellow interns I’ve really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you and I’m glad we got to share this experience together. Thank you to AAPD and MEAF for making this summer possible. And thank you to my mentor Andrew Morris for being such a great mentor.