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Joseph Patrick Garcia - Entry 5



What is the most valuable lesson you learned during your internship?


"The more I see the less I know ?" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This internship has taken me outside of my microcosm and has exposed me to some of the many different perspectives in the world. Coming to Washington, D.C., I thought I understood America. I thought everybody viewed America as I did. This assumption was significantly false. The American experience is different for everyone, even those with the same ethnicity. I feel privileged to have been introduced to a wide array of perspectives on immigration, education, race, gender, equality, and countless other issues. Even though I do not agree with many of the perspectives, I know I am a better person having been exposed to them.

Please summarize your internship experience in one word. : Growth.

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