Growing up my family spent time teaching us about the obligation to serve others. In their eyes, people of action and empathy were to be admired. In college, it was learning about our political process that made me realize that “service to others” was at the core of our government. Laws to effect change. Policies provide protection. A Thanksgiving basket was an act of service but it was not an act of change. By the time I was wrapping up my final courses I knew how I would serve others as a career: work in Washington, DC.