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Lunch with the Senator

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jul 10, 2017

This week I received the feedback on my telehealth strategy memo and worked to make the corrections sending in a revised draft to Jenn for further evaluation. I was also tasked with creating a PowerPoint explaining the basics of managed care organizations and various other aspects of insurance coverage for a client. I was asked by another member of the Chamber Hill Strategies team to start compiling contact data for various organizations that would benefit from knowledge coming out the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) meetings.

However, the most interesting part of the week was the event I got to attend with Jenn. 

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I was allowed to come with her to a political fundraiser she had organized for a Senator. Jenn and I, along with several other clients and friends of other businesses and organizations, attended a lunch with the Senator. The Senator would entertain questions brought up by members of the event and answer them to the best of his ability. Various topics were covered mostly relating to how current legislation would impact the various businesses and organizations present. The Senator was very open about his feelings and truly felt like he wanted these people to understand where they stood in the current political winds. I also got a turn to talk with the Senator because it was such a small event. We talked about how he got to Washington and what it was like to work in the politics. We also discussed his stance on various issues and how he and his staff stay up to date on every issue going on. 

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Overall, this was my favorite experience so far because you can talk directly with the source of everything that is going on. I also thought it was very amazing to meet a Senator in person and really get to pick his brain about how things actually work in Washington.  

  • Kevin Forsyth is a rising senior, majoring in Medical and Health Humanities, Nursing, and Philosophy. He is completing a summer internship at Chamber Hill Strategies, a public policy and consulting firm, in Washington, DC to fulfill his fieldwork requirement for the Medical and Health Humanities degree.
To read more about my summer internship in Washington, DC, check out my previous blog:

For more information about the Medical and Health Humanities program, click here.

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