I am very fortunate to be working at the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) in Washington DC this fall while witnessing firsthand the energy surrounding the 2018 midterm elections. ACYPL conducts cultural exchanges for young political leaders from across the U.S. and around the world.
Thus far, I have had the opportunity to interact with rising leaders from Hungary, Croatia, and Egypt, as well as our own, while introducing them to Washington DC and its government officials, political parties, and policy experts. Growing up on the West Coast, I have enjoyed spending time in our nation’s capital. Between meetings at institutions like the State Department, National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Democratic National Committee (DNC), Cato Institute, and Supreme Court, I have learned more about the history of our country and its current underpinnings than I could have ever imagined in such a short period of time. Perhaps most impactful are the informal conversations that we Americans have had with representatives from these countries that are very different from our own.
I look forward to making the most out of my remaining time at ACYPL and in Washington DC, and recounting my experience with the team at El Pomar Foundation upon my return in December. I would like to thank El Pomar’s leadership and staff for all of their support during this very exciting opportunity!