Political Science Graduate Takes Students to the Hill

21 Dec

Adjunct Professor Krista Johnsen takes her graduate class to the GovGreen Conference

Students attending a class trip to Washington, D.C., for their Sustainability and Environmental Policy class got a special treat from a DePaul alumnus now working on Capitol Hill.

Worku Gachou (LAS '09)

Worku Gachou (LAS ’09), a staffer under Congressman Ed Royce, gave the students an exclusive tour of the Capitol Building and talked about life after graduating from DePaul University. Students also met with Royce, the chairman of the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF), an organization that promotes public-private partnerships encouraging international economic development by protecting natural resources and implementing sustainability measures.

Adjunct Professor Krista Johnsen, who led the trip, also took the graduate students to other one-on-one meetings with lawmakers and officials, and students visited the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters to participate in the GovGreen Conference on the Federal Agency’s sustainability policy implementation efforts.

“The students very much enjoyed getting a small taste of what it’s like to work on The Hill,” says Johnsen.

Students John Geahan and Aron Philipchuk listen to Matt Bogoshian, EPA's senior policy counsel for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, at EPA Headquarters.

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