I am ecstatic to begin my journey as an intern here at The Center for Education Reform (CER). As a senior at The George Washington University majoring in human services and social justice, I have been required to take service-learning classes throughout my collegiate career. Thus far I have volunteered as an English as a second language tutor through D.C. Reads, an organization aimed at improving literacy rates in public schools in D.C. In addition, after the completion of my study abroad program in Tunisia this past semester, I worked at the Berlitz Language Center, and taught English to children ages seven through seventeen years old.
I immensely enjoyed my experiences in these classrooms, and through my experiences attending public school myself, have recognized the importance of establishing a strong and efficient education system through these truly transformative years. There is a lot of work to be done in perfecting a constantly changing system that will prepare our future leaders and contributing members of society in their endeavors.
Even though it has only been a couple of hours in the office, I am inspired by the enthusiasm and passion for education reform by all working for CER. As a political science minor, I am so excited to learn more about the process of policy reform, and to experience the education system through a different lens. I am looking forward to learning more about education reform policy and working hard to aid in accomplishing CER’s goals.
Karina Lichtman, CER Intern