Meanwhile From McCall

Meanwhile from McCallAs NASFAA's 2018 Dallas Martin Endowment (DME) policy intern, McCall will work with NASFAA’s policy and federal relations staff from late-May until mid-August. McCall, who comes to NASFAA having just worked in the education office of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), is currently pursuing her master's of public policy at The George Washington University. She just completed the first year of her graduate program and her expected graduation is in Spring 2019. Learn more about the purposes, policies, and goals of the fund, and receive a special gift when you donate $50 or more to help cultivate the next generation of student aid advocates, like McCall.

  • Meanwhile From McCall: Signing Off
    August 3, 2018 -   "I came to Washington, D.C. last summer feeling very afraid — like most of us when we start something new, I felt vulnerable and inadequate. During my first year of graduate school and my initial policy internships, I felt l...
  • Meanwhile From McCall: State of Student Aid
    July 27, 2018 -   "This week was definitely the busiest I’ve had at NASFAA, but probably the most rewarding. On Tuesday, NASFAA released its 2018 National Profile publication on Capitol Hill in an event titled 'The State of Student Aid' &mdas...
  • Meanwhile From McCall: Listen, Learn, Repeat
    July 20, 2018 -   "This week has been a nice combination of learning and application. My internship with NASFAA allows me to do a lot of listening, which I think is the best way to learn. Over the last several days, I’ve attended education fu...
  • Meanwhile From McCall: More Perfect
    July 13, 2018 -   President Trump announced his Supreme Court nominee this week, a nomination which is likely to affect NASFAA’s policy work as Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill go head-to-head in a confirmation battle, DME Policy Int...
  • Meanwhile From McCall: Hot and Cold
    July 6, 2018 -   While the weather in Washington, D.C., is heating up, action on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act and finalizing fiscal year 2019 appropriations has cooled down, DME Policy Intern McCall Hopkin writes in her latest blog post....
  • Meanwhile From McCall: 2018 NASFAA National Conference
    June 29, 2018 -   Now back from Austin, DME Policy Intern McCall Hopkin writes in her latest blog post about what being at the 2018 NASFAA National conference meant to her on a personal level as both as a policy student and a new member of the...
  • Meanwhile From McCall: Back in the Beltway
    June 22, 2018 -   Now back in D.C. after a week in Colorado, DME Policy Intern McCall Hopkin writes in her latest blog post about how she's been preparing for next week's 2018 National Conference in Austin. "As is usual with these projects, I learn...
  • Meanwhile From McCall: Shaping the Destiny of the Republic
    June 8, 2018 -   "This week ... I've been combing through the PROSPER Act and other pending higher education bills," DME Policy Intern McCall Hopkin writes in her latest blog post. "It's interesting to see how legislation can simultaneously help a...
  • Meanwhile From McCall: My First Week in the 'Real World' of Financial Aid
    June 1, 2018 -   "My dad taught me that when you meet people, you should look them in the eye and give them a strong handshake — since I can't technically follow his advice with all of you, hopefully this blog post will do the trick," McCall...
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