Thanks to funding from the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, I was able to create an internship for the summer before my senior year with my state senator, John Marty. Nicknamed the “Bernie Sanders of Minnesota,” Sen. Marty is a longtime progressive stalwart in Minnesota who has devoted his career to advocating for single-payer health care. Throughout the summer, I responded to constituents, organized a town hall, and conducted research on environmental policy. My experience forged both a lasting relationship with Sen. Marty and a passion for progressive politics in Minnesota.
St. Paul, Minnesota