Brianna's Blog

Brianna's Blog LogoAs NASFAA's 2017 Dallas Martin Endowment (DME) policy intern, Brianna will work with NASFAA’s policy and federal relations staff from early June until mid-August. Brianna is currently a political science and philosophy major at the University of Oregon. Following her expected graduation in Spring 2018, she plans to attend law school and hopes to work within education policy, and advocating for student success. 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 Brianna.

  • A Week on the Hill
    July 21, 2017 - I am writing to you all from the rooftop of NASFAA’s office building. I’m staying in the shade to avoid any further sunburn. The view from the rooftop provides a beautiful skyline image of the Washington Monument and Jeffers...
  • Policy Matters
    July 14, 2017 - This week officially marks my fourth week as NASFAA’s Dallas Martin Endowment (DME) policy intern. There is a lot going on and excellent work being done. Despite this past week being the week of the Fourth of July, I am learning a...
  • The Fourth of July, Politics, and Financial Aid
    July 7, 2017 - After being away from the NASFAA office for almost a week it is nice to be back. Though it has been a short week, there were plenty Fourth of July-related events going on in D.C. But before the afternoon and evening festivities began, I...
  • It Is More Than Rules and Regulations
    June 30, 2017 - It has been a hectic week here in the beautiful city of San Diego, California at the 2017 NASFAA National Conference. Nonetheless, every moment has been meaningful and impactful. For the past two weeks, I have been traveling coast to co...
  • When You Don’t Know What to Do, Ask Good Questions
    June 23, 2017 - Thank you all for you kind and encouraging comments on my first blog. It excites me to have the opportunity to continue to write, and keep you all updated! Last week was full of welcoming introductions and information-packed meetings. A...
  • Brianna’s Blog: My First Week as the DME Summer Intern
    June 16, 2017 - My name is Brianna Hayes, and I am NASFAA’s Dallas Martin Endowment (DME) Policy Intern for Summer 2017. I currently am a student at the University of Oregon, and I am excited to join this fantastic team over the summer! Without y...
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