WASHINGTON, D.C -- Coffee County students Katie Wilcox and Anela Mangum served as Congressional interns in U.S. Representative Martha Roby’s Washington D.C. office this summer.
During their internship, Wilcox and Mangum helped with legislative and administrative duties on behalf of the people of Alabama. Rep. Roby thanked the summer interns for their hard work while in Washington.
“I appreciate Katie and Anela’s hard work this summer in my Washington, D.C. office,” Roby said. “I once served as a Congressional intern myself, so I understand how valuable coming to Washington and spending time in the halls of Congress can be to understanding how our government works. Katie and Anela are tremendously talented young women, and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”
Mangum, daughter of Brig. Gen. Kevin and Angel Mangum, is a rising sophomore at Vanderbilt University and will continue her studies this fall. Growing up in a military family, she is familiar with many issues pertinent to Rep. Roby’s district.
“It was such a privilege interning in Rep. Martha Roby’s office this summer,” Mangum said. “Having grown up in a military family, I was especially proud of the work Rep. Roby did and continues to do in terms of reforming the VA, and was glad to get to be a part of that effort.”
Wilcox, daughter of Cindy Anderson and Scott Wilcox, is a history and political science double major at the University of Alabama. Her areas of interest include defense policy, military spending and international affairs. Wilcox will graduate in December.
“As a constituent from the district, I couldn’t ask for a better representative or support staff to serve our state,” Wilcox said. “Not only does every member of Team Roby work tirelessly, they are also just wonderful people — a clear reflection of Representative Roby herself.”
While serving, Congressional interns observe and take part in the workings of the United States Congress. Experience gained from these internships help students develop knowledge of the government and various policy issues, as well as professional skills that will be valuable in future pursuits.