Hannah Plummer with Congressman Kevin McCarthy

Hannah Plummer, a senior business major, was selected for the Congressional Internship Program sponsored by the Panetta Institute for Public Policy.

“Members of Congress are up for re-election this year, and some of the work that I do may help to change this nation’s future in a very small way,” Plummer said. “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend three months in D.C. doing something that I’m passionate about.”

After two weeks of orientation at the Panetta Institute, the interns head to Washington, where they spend 11 weeks working in the office of a member of Congress from California.

Plummer, 21, will earn a semester’s worth of academic credits. She will graduate in May.

The Murrieta resident has been politically active since coming to CSUMB in 2008. She’s been a volunteer in several local election campaigns, and been a member and chair of the Otter College Republicans.

– Joan Weiner