Monday, August 16, 2010

Washington DC, Looking Back and Looking Forward

I am back home now and getting some much needed relaxation. Besides relaxing I have also been catching up on updating the website that I created, We Connect Now, which I had less time to work on during the summer. I was excited that the We Connect Now website has been recently linked to by a group in Spain. I invite you all to check out the website at While I miss Washington, DC, being able to sleep until Noon and then walk to the beach are not bad either. Oh why can’t summer last forever.

I definitely want to return to Washington, DC which is why I was excited last week when I got a call from Judith Heumann who is the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State. I was offered and have accepted a paid internship next summer with the State Department’s Special Adviser’s Office on International Disability Rights. I am looking forward to learning more about the rights of people with disabilities on an international level. I had the opportunity to hear Hillary Clinton speak this summer and was really inspired by her speech and am very motivated to have the chance to work at the State Department under her tenure as Secretary of State.

I want to thank again the AAPD for giving me the opportunity to come to Washington, DC this summer as part of their Congressional internship program. I also want to wish the best of luck to my fellow AAPD interns as we begin a new academic year and in all of their future endeavors.

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