Karla Monjaraz recently began an internship in the congressional office of Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma.
Monjaraz, 19, of Bethany, is an unpaid staffer during the four-month service in Washington, D.C. She identifies the job as a springboard to a life she seeks. She hopes to complete a law degree and work in the political realm.
She has begun pursuing an associate's degree at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City but has placed a hold on school temporarily while she completes the internship.
Monjaraz is a 2018 graduate of Bethany High School and of the Digital Media Technology program at Canadian Valley Technology Center.
Her intern job duties will include office work, such as assisting with emails, postal mail and calls from constituents. She also will conduct tours.
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