A Memo From Margot

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Meet Margot O'Meara, our first-ever Policy Intern here at NASFAA. Thanks to Dallas Martin Fund supporters, Margot has the opportunity to gain real world policy experience on Capitol Hill. Read about her day-to-day adventures in her new blog, A Memo From Margot. 

  • 10 Things I Learned as NASFAA's Policy Intern
    August 10, 2012 - Here it is folks, the last Memo from Margot. I’m sure my beloved followers are devastated that they will no longer be hearing about my daily tasks, meetings, and most importantly, my food intake. First of all, I want to say thank you, thank you, THAN...
  • My Last Week as NASFAA's Policy Intern
    August 8, 2012 - "This is officially my last week as NASFAA’s Policy Intern and it is so bittersweet," writes NASFAA Policy Intern Margot O'Meara. "It has been a great last week so far, which will make leaving that much harder. On Monday I took a trip to the Hill wit...
  • The NASFAA National Conference 2012! (Part 2)
    July 30, 2012 - Who knew being back in Washington D.C. would feel like a vacation compared to the conference in Chicago? I definitely enjoyed my time at the conference and learned a lot. The sessions felt oddly similar to the college lectures I
  • The NASFAA National Conference 2012! (Part 1)
    July 27, 2012 - Finally, the moment I’ve been waiting for since starting my internship in May, the NASFAA Conference in Chicago. I now know the true reason why NASFAA is such a valuable association in D.C. It is because of all of our passionate members!
  • Hearings and Budgets and Mark-Ups, Oh My!
    July 23, 2012 - This week the House and Senate have been preparing for their August Recess and they have successfully kept the NASFAA team busy through the process.
  • Chocolate, Task Forces and Prepping for the Big Conference
    July 19, 2012 - As the hype for the national conference is building, so is our workload here at NASFAA! The staff members are busy preparing their presentations and planning sessions to attend. I’ve looked through the conference program quite a few times already and...
  • Keeping Busy
    July 11, 2012 - For being a holiday week, DC sure stays busy! Luckily I was able to catch up on many different tasks that I’ve been working on. One of my major projects throughout the course of my internship is to write a book review that will hopefully be published...
  • Visiting Obama
    June 22, 2012 - Wow, what a busy 24 hours! Yesterday, I attended an event at the White House with NASFAA President Justin Draeger. President Obama gave a statement on the Subsidized Stafford Loan interest rate issue.
  • Free Pastries at the Committee for Education Funding
    June 22, 2012 - This morning I attended the weekly Center for Education Funding meeting, which I especially enjoy because of the coffee and pastries they serve during the social time before the meeting officially begins. Today was an interesting meeting because of t...
  • Senate Staffers, the CFPB and Chipotle!
    June 15, 2012 - Today proved to be a very busy day at NASFAA! This morning I attended the weekly CEF (Center for Educational Funding) meeting, which featured Spiros Protopsaltis, the Senior Education Policy Advisor at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions...
  • Watching the Senate Mark Up the 2013 Education Spending Bill
    June 14, 2012 - Today was a big day, as the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up the fiscal year 2013 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill and then approved the bill to be considered by the full Senate.
  • Advocating Senators
    June 6, 2012 - Today, the Campus Progress organization sponsored an event on Capitol Hill titled "My Student Debt Day." Hundreds of college students who are interning in DC for the summer were invited to attend the event and advocate their lawmakers.
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