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In the room where it happens: Kirby Tidmore '20 working as legislative intern on Capitol Hill

Kirby Tidmore and other interns for U.S. Congressman Doug Collins watched Marine One land at the White House

Kirby Tidmore

Kirby Tidmore

This summer, Kirby Tidmore ’20 is living and working in the nation’s capitol as a legislative intern for U.S. Congressman Doug Collins.

Collins serves as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and has represented Georgia’s 9th congressional district since 2013.

“Working in his office is an incredible and unique opportunity to experience the legislative process before I even graduate,” Tidmore said.

Tidmore, who is majoring in biology and political science, said the experience aligns perfectly with her career interests. After her graduation from Randolph, she plans to attend law school and earn a juris doctor (JD) degree. She is also receiving financial support from a Jolley Mini-Grant, which covers living expenses during her stay in Washington, D.C.

“Already this internship has taught me how to research policy issues and engage effectively with constituents,” Tidmore said. “I have been given the opportunity to sit in on judiciary hearings and policy briefings, and have been able to make valuable connections here on the Hill.”

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