Congratulations to Kenza Sandi for being selected as the Student Ambassador of the Month! Kenza has been representing ABPA on her campus of University of Maryland, College Park. We are beyond impressed of all she has achieved and done to increase the engagement and success of ABPA throughout this past year. Her dedication to ABPA…

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Leigh Federici, Student Intern for ABPA-BLM Program I am a senior at the University of Connecticut, graduating December 2019. I will be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources. Last summer, through ABPA, I got the chance to intern with the Bureau of Land Management in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  I worked as a Cartographic…

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You might not have heard of Andy Shallal, but odds are you’ve heard of his work. Andy Shallal is an Iraqi-American artist who has profoundly influenced the DC area in many ways. One of the most prominent ways he has affected our community is through founding the amazing establishment Poets and Busboys. A DC staple, this…

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ABPA recently participated in another successful networking & recruitment event.  On October 30th, 2019, ABPA had the opportunity to attend the Georgetown University (GU) & George Washington University (GWU) Media, Journalism, and Public Affairs Networking Fair. The Networking Fair was held at George Washington University in the Marvin Center 3rd Floor Continental Ballroom. The fair…

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Firms and organizations attend career fairs to generate interest in openings at their company. They recruit for internships, summer jobs, post-graduate positions, and other initiatives. Because they come to the student’s domain, you are able to take advantage of their presence by engaging, showing a positive and professional demeanor, strategizing about the desired results, and being…

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Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB), said that, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Joe Lahoud, recently honored for the impact he made as one of the historic players in baseball history, lays claim to the title of the MLB’s first player…

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Louie Al-Hashimi, Graduate Research Assistant, Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University When it comes to a career in politics or government, people tend to idealize the grandeur of holding office at the national level or attaining coveted positions in the federal civil service. Because of this tendency, local governance often goes…

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Two years ago, Hala Ayala made history by becoming one of the first Hispanic women to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly. Ayala successfully flipped the seat from Republican to Democrat back in 2017 and has been representing Virginia’s 51st District ever since, which covers majority of the Prince William County. In her capacity…

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Amal Ibrahim, Ticket Sales and Service Coordinator at D.C. United Five-year-old me would never have guessed that I would be working in professional sports as a career. For a bit of background, I have always enjoyed sports since I was a kid. I played my whole life up until around the end of high school,…

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