UNH TWC Alumni in DC

Washington Program Alumni event

Since the University of New Hampshire affiliated with The Washington Center in 1976, UNH has sent over 1,000 students to DC for internship opportunities.  Students from all majors have found that TWC is the perfect opportunity to test out a potential career and launch their future.

The University of New Hampshire Alumni Association has a very active Alumni Chapter in Washington DC. They host events for UNH Alumni in DC, to connect the current interns with alumni, to network, to cheer on the WildCats, and to just have a good time. Current UNH students have met past TWC interns as well as other alumni, and have made valuable personal and professional contacts.

We make it easy for current and former participants to stay connected to their UNH and TWC networks, wherever they are:

Below are just a few of our amazing UNH TWC alumni, and what they are doing now.

Name UNH Major & Year TWC Internship Employer

Jocelyn Bissonnette

Economics '09

National Association of Federally Impacted Schools

Director, Funders Census Initiative at Funders' Committee For Civic Participation

Melanie Condon

Political Science & International Affairs '10

United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA)

Policy Associate, Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures 

Emily Webb Counts Recreation Management  & Policy '18 RespectAbility Community Advancement Coordinator at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Andrew DiFraia Homeland Security '21 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Henry Herndon

Political Science '15 The Abraham Group

Director, Local Energy Solutions at Clean Energy NH

Thomas Parisi

Political Science & Cinema Studies '10 Book Hill Associates Meta
Abby Pokraka Political Science '17 LobbyIt Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Ally Priest

Political Science '13 Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D, NH) 

Taylor Reidy

Political Science '14 Office of Senator Kelly Ayotte

Communications Director at Senate Budget Committee


Bridget Reese Nutrition & Dietetics '17 Meals on Wheels America Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction
Lachey Ross Sociology & Justice Studies '14 U. S. Marshal Service United States Army Criminal Investigation Command
Hannah Waller Political Science & International Affairs '15 Amnesty International 

United Nations, New York City


Brittany Weaver Matthews Political Science & International Affairs '10 U. S. Department of State Office of NH Senator Maggie Hassan (D, NH)