Myeisha Boyd A'15, '17
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Myeisha Boyd A'15, '17

her Internship

myeishaboydwhitehouseMyeisha spent her spring semester of junior year as a student-volunteer at the Office of Presidential Correspondence for The Obama Administration at none other than... The White House. She attended American University through the University of Hartford Study Abroad Office's Washington Semester. 

“It was an amazing experience,” Myeisha says. “I worked in the greetings department. I read letters and requests and responded on behalf of President Obama.” Her responses included messages to people celebrating weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. She also attended marquee events at the White House, such as the Canadian State Arrival Ceremony that welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family to the United States and the traditional Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. Myeisha did not get to formally hold a conversation with President Obama, but she did shake his hand and admits she was “starstruck.” (See her Snapchat video below.)

Myeisha is an example of a student who takes advantage of opportunity. Her competitive edge earned her several other coveted positions throughout her college experience, including a sophomore internship with the Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal, and a senior internship as legislative aide to Mayor Luke Bronin. “We were very impressed with Myeisha,” says Heather Sandler, senior veterans liaison and intern coordinator in Blumenthal’s Hartford office. “She’s a very articulate young woman with strong academic and writing skills, something we strongly encourage all of our interns to develop. She also demonstrated maturity beyond her academic year.”

Hillyer's Impact

Myeisha first enrolled in Hillyer College Hillyer College to take advantage of its smaller classes and personalized academic support. She expected to study communication, but once she took the “How to Change the World” class taught by Hillyer Associate Professor Bilal Sekou, everything changed. From then on she started focusing on the world of politics.

"One thing I can say about Hillyer College is the passion our professors have to see their student's succeed. They truly go above and beyond. I would not be who I am today if it weren't for the mentorship and guidance that I received during my first two years."

Where is she now?

Myeisha graduated from the University of Hartford in 2017 with her Bachelor's degree in Politics and Government. During her time at the University of Hartford, Myeisha was a Resident Facility Assistant (RFA), Hillyer Student Ambassador, Economics/Finance Club Relations Chair, a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success, and a part of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society. She also participated in Alternative Spring Break, Brothers and Sisters United, and Strong Independent Sisters. 

She currently lives in Washington D.C. and works for FairVote as an advocate for election reforms. Myeisha plans to take the LSAT in December, and is preparing her applications for graduate and law school.