Student Spotlight quarantine edition: Emily Fehsenfeld

By Emma Russell

Student Life Editor

Hometown: Secretary, Maryland 

Where you’re quarantining: “I’m at home with no intention of returning to campus,” Fehsenfeld said.

Major(s): Political Science 

Minor(s): N/A

Year: Senior 

Clubs/Organizations: College Republicans, Presidential Fellows, and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society 

Plans after Washington College: “I intend to move to the DC area and continue working for the federal government, likely in Congress or doing policy for the administration,” Fehsenfeld said.

Plans after COVID-19: “I would love to travel again and see out-of-state friends,” she said.

What’s been keeping you busy during quarantine: “I’ve enjoyed finding new workouts, books to read, and shows to watch on Netflix,” she said.

Learned something new: “I had to learn how to navigate congressional hearings and work from home with new technologies,” Fehsenfeld said.

Your quarantine show, movie, and/or book: “The Office” and “Bridgerton”

Work/Internship: According to Fehsenfeld she is an energy staffer and congressional liaison for federal affairs at ITC Holdings in Washington, DC.

Fun Fact: “I started interning in DC at age 14 as an intern in the energy industry and have been able to attend some incredible and historic events because of that entry-level work, such as the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Gala and Inauguration, and various White House events. My favorite thing to do in the city is grabbing quesadillas with friends and congresspeople at the Capitol Hill Club,” Fehsenfeld said. 

The thing you miss the most about WC: “I miss little moments with friends, like weightlifting together, walking to class, or meeting up at d-hall,” she said.

Advice for students in quarantine: “Take care of yourself and prioritize your health in all capacities,” she said.

Featured Photo caption: Photo of senior Emily Fehsenfeld. Photo Courtesy of Emily Fehsenfeld.

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