After the months of preparation we put into our paper and policy recommendations, I'm happy to say that my team took first place. I was confident in our ability to win and am happy the judges noticed our hard work and quantitative analysis!
|Trophy in a bag.|
We really enjoyed getting to compete and meeting students from other policy schools. The judges at the competition were important actors in obesity policy and asked great questions.
Although we spent a lot of our trip at the competition and working on our presentation, we were also able to see some of D.C. and of course, celebrate our win!
|Aaron and I stayed at the W Hotel. The lobby is pretty sweet!|
|We were right across from the Treasury Department...|
|...and the White House.|
|Doesn't Aaron look like he loves D.C.?|
|American University Campus (they hosted the competition)|
|Air and Space Museum|
|No big deal, just some drones.|
|Korean War Memorial|
|We ate a lot.|
|Motorcade leaving the White House.|
|Celebrating with La Follette alums who came to watch our presentation.|
For more information about the competition and our policy suggestions, check out the La Follette School article.