Special Experiences

I've been lucky enough to attend some truly special conferences and programs that have shaped my thinking and experiences. Scroll through and learn about these programs and what they meant to me. And look at some photos from the experiences.

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American enterprise institute
Summer honours program

The AEI Summer Honours Program is a selective program for university students engaged in politics, law, and policy. Each summer, they host 16 different seminars taught by leading researchers, thinkers, and scholars. I attended a June 2021 seminar in Constitutional Law, taught by John Yoo, a former Department of Justice official. The debates in the course's discussions were incredible, and it was an incredible experience to be able to discuss issues of national importance with such a dedicated group of students interested in law and politics. 

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Northern Virginia, June 2021
 
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Al NEUHARTH FREE SPIrIT AND JOURNALISM CONFERENCE

WASHINGTON DC AREA, June 2019

The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference is an annually held, prestigious, and selective program for budding journalists entering their final year of upper school. Only 51 students across the country are selected (one per state + Washington DC). As part of the program, I met with other student journalists, attended lectures with top-tier professional journalists, argued a moot court case in front of a federal judge (pictured left), and met NBC Political Commentator Chuck Todd (I was featured on his show a short year later.).