Mara Oda '10

FELLOWSHIP REFLECTIONS

Major:  Politics

My fellowship experience

"I think that two of the greatest lessons that I have taken from this experience, are a renewed perspective of the political system, and an understanding and feel of how Congressional offices work."

Mara Oda '10

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name
Chaffin Fellow in Representative Government

Site
Office of Congressman Loebsack
Washington, DC

Aims of the Fellowship
While a large portion of what I did was administrative work: answering phones; sorting through and reading the incoming mail, faxes, and emails; responding to constituent letters; etc. I was also able to explore a few policy areas which were wonderful experiences.

Faculty Sponsor
Rob Sutherland, Politics