I worked at the White House, AMA
This summer was a glowing rose in a year of political thorns. I signed an NDA but I can answer general questions!!
- •What was your favorite perk while working at the White House?Suggested by @BWN_7
- •@BWN_7 Probably walking through the gates every morning! It was one of the coolest parts of my day
- •Did you meet any important political figures?Suggested by @audreypalumbo
- •@audreypalumbo for some reason my answer didn't save! Yes! The Internship Program hosts an amazing speaker series where all of the head honchos generously donate their time to talk to us for hours about their journey and give advice. I gained a lot of political heroes this summer to say the least (which I have to!)
- •Did u miss meSuggested by @jbw47
- •@jbw47 Every day I scoured through the thousands of letters hoping to find one from you :-(
- •Do they have snacks?Suggested by @pathb
- •@pathb Yes! Especially my office within OPC. We were known for snacks. My boss would constantly bring in donuts and we ALWAYS had Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, which, if you've read some of my previous lists, is my favorite candy of all time.One time in the summer I decided that in order to cheer myself up after reading threats I would eat a RPBC. This made me start positively associating threats with candy. This was a bad thing. So I stopped.
- •Who was the most interesting person you met?Suggested by @jessilee23
- •@jessilee23 Ah! I can't say over the Internet! But, there are some unBelievably cOol people there!
- •What was it like living through the election and working in the White House?Suggested by @reallybadtiming
- •@reallybadtiming so, so strange. There is a law against federal employees discussing the election while at work (or maybe it's just White House employees) (either way, it applies to us) so it very much felt like something terrifying just under the surface. It was on all of our minds for sure.And the day after the First Lady's speech at the DNC we all walked into work 8 feet taller
- •What is OPC?Suggested by @pathb
- •@pathb The Office of Presidential Correspondence, where I worked. It was our job to listen to the stories of the American People, and respond to and help them on behalf of the President! It was the best job I could have ever asked for
- •Where do you park your car (or how did you get to work)?Suggested by @andersun
- •@andersun I walked to and from work every single day! I lived in Foggy Bottom, and enjoyed the commute every day (even when my face would melt off from the unbearable DC summers)