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Celebrating Seniors: Airen Washington @NMAAHC


airen-museum(Airen Washington ’17 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture)

Today, Saturday, September 24, 2016 is momentous for two big reasons:  today is the official opening of the great National Museum of African American History and Culture (@NMAAHC) on the Mall.  And today is also the Cap & Gown Convocation celebrating our senior Class of 2017 at Trinity (@TrinityDC)!!!

Senior Airen Washington exemplifies the great achievements we celebrate today.  She is president of the College Democrats, an active student leader on campus, and she spent part of the summer interning with AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee).  She is currently interning with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and as part of her internship she had the extraordinary opportunity to get a “sneak preview” of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.  That’s Airen above outside of the museum, and below are a few of her photos from inside:

14433199_648810845293357_5571434674279338864_n-114322540_648810895293352_1800943637407111158_n14370144_648810628626712_2301534342911676205_nI know that I can’t wait to get to visit the Museum, and I hope all Trinity students, faculty and staff will get there this semester as well!

Airen also shared these photos from her summer experience with AIPAC:  Here she is on a lobbying visit to Capitol Hill:lobbyingThis is Airen and student leaders from other colleges on a panel discussing their responsibilities as citizen leaders of the world:

panel-editedAnd here’s Airen speaking to students about how to lobby Congress on pro-Israel issues:

sabanAiren also led Trinity freshwomen in “Rock the Vote” activities at orientation:

airen-1-largeAiren Washington truly exemplifies the ideal of the Trinity Woman who is actively engaged in leadership and service for some of the most important issues and ideas in our society.  We are so proud of her!

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