Academics - Wed, Sep. 7, 2016

Wiley College alumnae are on the move on Capitol Hill, working and taking advantange of internship opportunities to master their skills and knowledge in various fields. Ailey Pope, Class of 2014, is a religion major and debate team alumna working as a staff assistant to U.S. Senator Roy Blunt(R-MO). Kai Scates and Krystal Watson, who are both members of  the Class of 2016, are both working as interns at the Black Caucus Foundation.  Scates, a mass communications major, is performing a communications and marketing internship.  And Watson,who majored in criminal justice at Wiley,  is interning in the Office of Congressman Jim Clyburn(D-SC 6th District).Last fall, she completed a three-month internship at the American Bar Association, also on Capitol Hill. Watson will attend law school after her service in Congressman Clyburn's office, while Scates will explore a range of opportunities in communications and marketing, including publishing her own magazine. 

On a break from her studies at Princeton Theological Seminary where she is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree,  politically connected Daryl Joy Walters, Class of 2014, was on Capitol Hill  this month attending a Legislative and Policy Conference hosted by Al Sharpton's National Action Network.  While there, Walters also attended a White House briefing on "criminal justice and economic opportunity"  and  dropped in on fellow alumnae Scates and Pope. 

"I couldn't miss an opportunity to connect with fellow Wildcats here in Washington, D.C," said Walters,who has been featured in Essence Magazine  for her civic involvement, and was profiled  in MSNBC's  "Women in Politics College Edition" online  news series. " I'm so proud of these Wiley graduates. They are on an upward trajectory to  acheiving success in their careers and making our communities and our world better."  


In top photo are Daryl Joy Walters, Class of 2014; Kai Scates, Class of 2016; and Ailey Pope, Class of 2014.In second photo is Krystal Watson, Class of 2016.  Krystal Watson is also pictured in the third photo, which is of Capitol Hill interns.  Can you spot her? She's wearing a red dress and is near the forefront of the photo.