My Early Political Adventures… in Pictures :)

As I mentioned on the About Me, About this Blog page, I’ve been interested in politics for a long time. Here are a few pictures from my adventures in politics so far:

Ali and other interns with Senator Barbara Boxer

With Senator Barbara Boxer (D - California)

Me as an intern with Senator Barbara Boxer in 2006.

Three girls in front of the capital building

Washington DC, 2007

In Washington, DC in 2007 at a President’s Future Leaders Conference. I met with other future leaders from around the world and we made resolutions, mine was human rights.

Ali and another student visiting the UN in 2007

At the UN in 2007

Visiting the United Nations as a high school student in 2007 with the Junior Statesman of America Princeton Summer School (we took classes on politics and speechwriting and had nightly debates) and then went to the UN where various ambassadors spoke and we discussed world issues.

Ali at the California State Assembly, 2007

At the California State Assembly (2007)

Visiting the California State Assembly Building in 2007. The visit was a part of the California Association of Student Councils (CASC), I was a region president for San Diego and Imperial Counties.  We would go to the State Board of Education and Legislature and lobby for various education bills (because we had input as students!).  I was also on a subcommittee of the State Board of Education as the only student member and revised the school health standards.

The Women in Public Service Project Logo

And, my next adventure : )

Just a few more days until the Colloquium!

I’ll be blogging and you also can watch the Web cast live.  The Women in Public Service Project Twitter account is sharing regular updates now — follow here or follow me @AliIcenhower.

PS – speaking of travels, have you seen Secretary Clinton’s interactive travel map on the State Department Web site? She’s traveled nearly 600,000 miles to date! The map includes video, photos and remarks by the Secretary.