I am honored to receive this scholarship! I am currently a freshman at American University in Washington DC, majoring in Political Science. Washington DC is an exciting place to be and I am enjoying the many opportunities here to become an advocate and activist for safe and secure polling sites. I recently became employed by the office of Student Engagement at American University. In addition, I am in the process of applying for internships in Congress, where I hope to gain experience and insight on how the Federal Government works. This NSHSS scholarship will allow me to follow my dream to become active in government in our nation's capital!