International Student House of Washington, DC (ISH-DC) resident scholars from Argentina, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, and the United States joined a distinguished group of senior staff members working in the United States Congress the evening of Thursday, February 20 for a lively and informative dinner conversation.
Yvette Badu-Nimako, Senior Counsel on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform; Moira Lenehan Razzuri, Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Jack Reed (D-RI); and Emilio Mendez, Senior Legislative Assistant to Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) participated in the discussion organized by Scott Fleming, ISH-DC Board member and recently retired Associate Vice President for Federal Relations at Georgetown University. Scott invited the group of senior staff members to the House to share about their work on the Hill, as well as their career paths and the unique opportunities associated with their roles.
ISH-DC resident Anastasia Austin welcomed the group, and Scott introduced the panel of Hill staff that he has known for several years before the engaging discussion began. Residents were quite interested to learn about the most impactful moments in each of their careers and many around the table asked about how to work together in bipartisan relationships and how they used their role to help make a difference in the lives of Members of Congress’ constituents.
The evening was a great success as both our guests and residents enjoyed each other’s company, and our residents also had the opportunity to share about their exciting endeavors.
We are grateful to our Board member Scott Fleming for coordinating the evening, and to our guests for taking the time to join us for the excellent discussion.