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Edgar A. Nunez

Queens, NY

Edgar A. Nunez - Entry 4

July 15, 2009


As a young Latino, interning in Washington, D.C., how do you feel watching the confirmation hearing for the first possible Hispanic on the United States Supreme Court?

I feel as if the marginalization within the justice system is slowly but surely turning its head to face Latin America. The Statue of Freedom on top of the Capitol will turn its head to face the home of the new Supreme Court Justice.

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Edgar Nunez - Entry 3

July 8, 2009


As a CHCI intern, you will be conducting a community service project on the 2010 Census. Why is this issue important to you and how do you think it impacts the Latino community?


The 2010 Census is important to me because it will reveal the changing nation. A nation in flux and a dominant society anxiously awaiting a different picture of society. I think the 2010 Census impacts the Latino community as far as money and political capital Latino communities will receive.

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Edgar A. Nunez - Entry 2

June 29, 2009

What has been the most challenging moment during your first three weeks of the internship?

Realizing that there is always work to be done in the office. There is always some task that needs to be completed or a memo to write.

What has been the coolest moment during the first three weeks of your internship?

The other 23 interns are absolutely fantastic and wonderful people. Any time with them, or a few of them, is cool.

What experience has most inspired you thus far and why?

Witnessing the presence of Latino staff on the Hill because it gives me hope that I can be their colleague at some point in my future.

If you had to make up a slogan, ten words or less, that represents your internship experience thus far, what would it be?

Change has come to Washington, D.C

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Edgar A. Nunez - Entry 1

June 17, 2009

Please describe your first week in Washington, D.C.

My first week in Washington, D.C. was amazing. It was amazing for the simple idea that I never thought I would be in the capital of the most powerful country in the world. My upbringing did not give me much to think about in terms of dreams, but my first week in Washington, D.C. was a dream come true for me.

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