Caroline Heckman ’21, from Potomac Falls, Virginia, is a Political Science and Public Policy double major. She is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, and is a recipient of the 1832 Founders Scholarship at Gettysburg College. On campus, Caroline is involved with the Political Science Department and the Public Policy Department. She has served as a teaching assistant for the Political Thought 100-level classes and as a research assistant for a political thought professor in the Political Science Department. For Public Policy, Caroline is a founding member of the Public Policy Student Council and was the Digital Media Fellow for Public Policy. In addition, Caroline participated in the Garthwait Leadership Center’s Leadership Certificate program. Caroline served as a Fielding Center Associate in 2019.
Caroline first worked in government and politics through an internship in 2018 with her representative, former Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA 10) on Capitol Hill. During the summer of 2019, Caroline interned at the Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program in the Feulner Institute. In the spring 2020 semester, Caroline studied in Washington, D.C. with the Lutheran College Washington Semester and interned at the White House in the Office of the Vice President for the Second Lady of the United States.
After graduation, Caroline plans to enter the workforce by either working at a think tank or the government for a career in public service.