One of our philosophy majors, Sergio Madrid, has been offered a legislative internship in Olympia during Winter Quarter 2015. The details are still unfolding, but Sergio, who is interested in pursuing a career in public policy, will spend next quarter working in the Senate to shape law and policy in Washington. He is one of just six students selected from CWU.
Sergio is currently writing his senior thesis on the United States' policy toward unaccompanied minors arriving from El Salvador, Guatamala, and his home country of Honduras. He is using Martha Nussbaum's Capabilities Approach to argue that Central American migrants should be granted asylum in the US. His argument is supported both by the growing literature surrounding Nussbaum's work and his analysis of poverty, violence, and corruption in Central America.
This is an incredible opportunity which will undoubtedly open many doors for Sergio.