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Mark Ellis
Hometown: Weymouth, MA

Mark Ellis wanted to be near the action of our nation’s capital when he was searching for a college. “Marymount was perfect because it’s so close to DC but not in the city,” he said. Mark didn’t waste any time taking advantage of DC’s great opportunities, interning for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry. He started with typical Capitol Hill intern tasks like answering phones and sorting mail, but was soon attending congressional hearings and doing research for staffers. After a couple of months, Mark was put in charge of newer interns and started giving tours of the Capitol to constituents. Mark admits his career goals have changed from politics to law enforcement. He’d like to work for the CIA, in fact. Overall, he describes his experience on the Hill “extremely valuable.”