Alumni Testimonial: Angelica R. Katz -- 2007 Session Assistant

July 30, 2013

As an undergraduate Political Science major, the NYS Senate Session Assistants Program provided me an opportunity to experience the real inner workings of New York State government – something that cannot be taught in classrooms.  This internship gave me a wide range of benefits. It gave me the chance to work alongside NYS Senator Joseph Griffo (R-Utica) throughout a full legislative session. It offered me a strong network of mentors to put me on the right track to pursue my passion.  And, most important, it gave me a head start in my career and quickly opened doors for me.

After the Program, I interned for the NYC Mayor's Office, volunteered with a non-profit to aid communities in South America and, finally, worked in a full-time position on the staff of my hometown U.S. Congressman.  Recently, I found my way back to Albany as the Chief of Staff for New York State Assemblyman, Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway). My experience at the NYS Senate Session Assistants Program instilled in me the necessary tools and building blocks to achieve a successful professional career in New York State government.

Angelica R. Katz

2007 Undergraduate Session Assistant