Hello everyone my name is Krista Dora. I am going into my senior year of college at Indiana University. I am a "Hoosier" native from Indiana. I served in the Active Duty Army from for 4 years from June 2005 to June 2009, and did a 15 month deployment to Iraq from October 2006 to December 2007.
Having been to Washington, DC only once before, I felt like a kid walking by a toy store and not going in. I craved to get exposed to Washington, DC's culture and vibe. I wanted to soak in the atmosphere.
I set out to achieve this goal by applying to an internship with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), where I would be living in Washington, DC. Upon getting accepted for this internship I was filled with joy. I was no longer a kid walking by a toy store and not going in, but an adult walking in "toy shops" stocked with federal figurines.
The first week of my internship was orientation. I enjoyed the orientation. I have met my fellow interns and am in awe of them. They are each inspiring in their own unique ways.