As a part of the OCC’s National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) Conference, which was held July 23–25 at Headquarters, the OCC’s NDIP interns visited Capitol Hill and met with Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina. (Pictured above) Front: Brittany Shaw, Georgia Chisolm, Estrellita Salazar, Takiyah Burford, George Perry, Luis Salado, Paul Samaniego, and Chris Grant. Back: Wietang Zhang, Pearl Harris, Jasmine Ellis, Bummuh Ndeh, D’Angelo Gantt, Daniel DeNeal, Crystal Diaz, Senior Advisor for External Outreach and Minority Affairs Glenda Cross, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Luke Martinez, Markwayne Kennedy, Brandon Street, Rahul Kashyap, Jonelle Knox, and Patricia Acosta.
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina speaks to NDIP interns about financial responsibility and the benefits of lifelong learning and continuous education.
Rep. Maxine Waters of California also spoke of the importance of education and encouraged the NDIP interns to not let obstacles stand in the way of their goals.