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MEET THE FELLOW: CAROLINE REPPERT

The Monument Team would not be complete if it was not for our awesome Fellows Program. Former fellows have gone on to work for the Administration, think tanks, Members of Congress, law firms, and more. Our fellows serve an important role as contributors to our work here in the government relations, communications, and public affairs space.

NAME: Caroline Reppert
HOMETOWN: Scranton, Pennsylvania
COLLEGE:Georgetown University, CLASS OF 2020
DEGREE PURSUING : Master in Public Policy

 

What got you interested in politics?:

Growing up, my parents always had the national news on while I ate breakfast before school; every day I heard what was happening both around the world and in U.S. politics.  Combine that exposure with growing up in an extremely purple area of Pennsylvania and a love for both politics and policy seemed to develop naturally over the years.

What is your favorite monument in DC?:

My favorite monument is the Jefferson Monument.  It’s gorgeous, the quotes inscribed on the walls are poignant, and I’m a sucker for the cherry blossoms in the spring.

What is your favorite book?:

My favorite book is White Noise by Don DeLillo, followed closely by The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?:

As a bit of a space nerd, I would want to see the first moon landing.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be?:

I would like to interview Katherine Graham.  She had an extraordinary career at a pivotal time in U.S. history.  I would love to discuss how she navigated the complexities of leading a major newspaper that was critical of the administration during that period, especially as woman.