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Alumni at the 10th Anniversary Reception: (l. - r.): Luana Espana, Min Li Chan, Robert Tai and Tisdale founder and president Joe Tas

“The Tisdale Fellows program opened my eyes to the role that tech companies play in shaping public policy in DC. I had no idea that there were so many issues that affect the development of technology - from cybersecurity to tax policy. The Tisdale Fellows program offered me an invaluable experience and education in my public policy studies.”
Eric Nakano ’12, Duke University
Technology CEO Council Intern

"The Tisdale Fellowship is an invaluable experience. There is no comparison to being with like-minded and ambitious individuals in a setting that will encourage you to learn and grow. The skills I have cemented while working in DC are assets I will use well into the future. Tisdale gives you the opportunity to establish useful connections, discover the importance of science and technology and its intersection with policy, and learn more about how the policy process works and the ways in which it can be influenced. Anyone interested in technology issues would benefit tremendously from participating in the Tisdale Fellowship, and there is no better setting in which to do so than Washington, D.C.”
Sara Gammon '10, Georgia Institute of Technology
TechAmerica Intern

“The Tisdale Fellowship has helped me to complete my personal and professional goals. This high-tech public policy opportunity is unique. You share the experience with a small group of people and participate in weekly seminar lunches. As an intern with Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Technology CEO Council, we did a lot of smart thinking on hot policy issues that impact our nation’s future. It is exciting to be a part of and witness policy development in Washington, D.C. Moreover, I’ve been able to make the most of the experience by meeting experts, attending meetings and better understanding D.C. day-to-day.”
Lauren Smith ’09, Ewha W. University
Technology CEO Council Intern

“The Tisdale Fellowship gave us a front row seat for the most pressing technology issues of our time. I got a chance to see firsthand how policy advocates interact with technology companies, government officials and each other. I had the opportunity to meet some of the leaders in technology government relations. Washington, D.C. is the absolute perfect setting to learn about public policy because this is simply where all the action is.”
Srinivas Gopalan ’07, University of Virginia
Technet Intern

“This Fellowship has allowed me to forge professional and personal relationships that are likely to last for a long time. I have learned through my experiences and feel that I have grown because of them. If you want to be able to have a meaningful experience, then you’ll apply for this Fellowship. I was able to be a meaningful part of a legislative affairs team. I was a part of a dynamic office that quickly enfolded me into their routine; I was a part of the team. I was able to go to Congressional hearings as well as discuss our position with Congressional staff. I posted policy blogs to display our position on our webpage and I summarized upcoming bills to be reviewed. I was even able to compose part of a report that will be presented to Congress when they reconvene.”
Erica Camese '06, Carnegie Mellon University
Computing Research Association Intern


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