WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall thanked Los Alamos native Miriam Wallstrom for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her six weeks on Capitol Hill, Miriam worked closely with the legislative team on a range of issues.
“U.S. Senate Interns gain invaluable experience and first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the nation’s legislative process,” Udall said. “It has been a pleasure working with Miriam this summer. I hope she finds her experiences during this internship meaningful as she returns to college and embarks on a successful career.”
Wallstrom said she applied for the internship with Udall’s office to see and experience the political arena up close. She said she appreciated how involved she has been in the office’s operations.
“This summer has deepened my understanding of both the legislative process and the daily duties of a Senate office. It has truly given me invaluable experience in researching legislation and interacting with constituents,” Wallstrom said. “As a member of the generation that will be forced to take on huge issues, such as climate change and addressing threats to our democracy from foreign governments, it is vital to understand how laws are shaped in the Capitol. It’s been an honor to work alongside an amazing group of interns in Sen. Udall’s office this summer.”
Wallstrom is the daughter of Tim and Leslie Wallstrom and is a graduate of Los Alamos High School. She is a sophomore at Stanford University where she is studying history, political science and international relations. She is involved in Stanford Women in Politics (SWIP) and Ravenswood Reads, a mentoring program to enhance reading skills in elementary school students.