Hi everyone! This summer has gone by so quickly and I can’t believe my time with The Sentencing Project is over. I am so grateful for my time spent in Washington DC and I will never forget the projects I was fortunate to work on and the people I met along the way. I wouldn’t have grown and learned as much as I did during my internship without the constant support of my supervisors and coworkers.
I have not only grown academically but personally. Because of this experience, I have grown to be so much more outgoing and determined in my field. Academically, I have learned more about the research and writing process, networking and so much more. I have learned more about the field that I am interested in and have confirmed that I want to work with the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated.
While I loved working on publications and doing research during my internship, I have confirmed that in the future I want to work in more of a hands-on position. I would love to work directly with vulnerable populations to help them through their hardships and work toward a community that can better assist these people. There are many things I will remember from this internship but one key takeaway that I will bring back to Pitt is something that I learned from my coworkers. They taught me that it is ok to question things. Sometimes it is even imperative so that we get the best possible outcome for our work. I’m so grateful to Mr. Frederick for his support and to all the people at the honors college who have helped me through my internship! Although it is bittersweet that my internship is over I am excited to get back to school and finish my last year at Pitt!