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I first received the Washington Scholars Fellowship in 2010 through a connection with my biological father to Admiral Cary via the US Navy. AT the time, I turned down the opportunity to move to DC because I had many other irons in the fire on the Indiana political front.

Fast forward to 2016 and I re-engaged the program. This relationship with (ret) Admiral Cary and Ed Meese, Reagan’s Attorney General put me directly into the Legal Center of The Heritage Foundation. The fellowship program had reporting requirements but they were also supportive of me participating in any programming outside of work. I participated in as many Leadership Insitute classes as possible as well as policy discussions. I’m thankful for WSP and how they were able to help me transition from one city to the next and plug me into various groups around the DMV.