In light of the toxic political environment in the last two years, I began to question my own political identity. The madness I was hearing in Washington, D.C. compelled me to take a closer look at my personal ideals, and where I stood in the political realm.
This self-examination prompted me to apply for the Connecticut Legislative Internship out of the State Capitol. Although the State Capitol isn’t directly involved in Washington, I thought this was a good start. I was fortunate enough to be assigned to state representative Pam Staneski.
As I mentioned earlier, I was questioning what party I considered myself to be a part of. About a week into the internship, I found clarity. Pam exemplified everything I aspire to be. Her compassion and work ethic as a state representative goes far beyond just the state capitol. She is the co-founder of the Milford Prevention Council, and she is a dedicated volunteer for the Rape Crisis Center of Milford.
It is hard to find someone truly genuine to look up to as a role model, and I am so lucky I got the opportunity to be her intern. As a legislator, Pam has mentored many young women aspiring a career in politics, including myself. She is bringing back the spirit of compromise among her fellow legislators. She works effectively and fiercely with both sides of the aisle. An example of TRUE BIPARTISANSHIP. I have never seen such fierce dedication and loyalty in anyone, especially a legislator. Pam is truly an
inspiration – A genuine soul who has only the best intentions for this beautiful state.