In Search of Impact

Yay for the interwebs! It is so exciting to feel like we are already getting to know other volunteers in our cohort. Ya’ll should follow this blog of a couple who will also be serving with us in Nicaragua. Their first post is awesome!

The NicAdventure

By Conor Sanchez

Five years ago, I moved to Washington, D.C. Inspired by a candidate, the 2008 election was a call to service for me. I saw his candidacy as a rallying cry for young Millennials like myself not only to use our newly inherited voting power to elect a transformative leader, but to also embody that spirit by pursuing meaningful and service-oriented careers.

I tried to walk the walk. After graduation, I bought a one-way ticket to Washington to intern on Capitol Hill with former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman. In June 2009, I arrived and joined a cadre of self-important and overly idealistic young professionals. After five weeks I landed a position as an assistant in Sen. Bingaman’s office. I even convinced my then-girlfriend, Michaela, to turn down a job offer in Albuquerque to pursue her interests in public policy and human rights in D.C.

Two years flew by…

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