'Working It' on the Hill
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Posted by: Yancey Burns, '08
Anthony DiMillo, Cari-Dee English, and Yancey Burns
What did you do the summer after your second year in law school? If you were super cool like Yancey Burns and Anthony DiMillo, you spent some quality time with America’s Next Top Model Cari-Dee English discussing the pressing issues of the day. Yancey and Anthony, both summer interns on the Hill, (Yancey with his home Representative, Congressman Nick Rahall and Anthony with the Judiciary Committee’s Administrative Law Subcommittee) had an opportunity to talk with Cari-Dee about the issues that most affect her, her fellow models and other random pretty people.
The issue that Cari-Dee was most passionate about is psoriasis. I know, it doesn’t seem very model-like, but as fellow UDC law student Matt Kozik pointed out, "that’s what the summer after your second year in law school is all about- tearing down preconceived notions.” Cari-Dee told Yancey and Anthony all about how she was teaming with national organizations and members of Congress to spread awareness about psoriasis. Yancey and Anthony told her all about how super cool it was interning on the Hill and how she should bring her knowledge of the world to UDC Law someday to share with their colleagues.
Cari-Dee respectfully declined their invitation, but promised to walk extra tall on the runway knowing that there were advocates in training at the ol’ David A. Clarke. In the end, a common ground united Yancey, Anthony and Cari-Dee. That common ground was a desire to help people. Whether help comes in the form of psoriasis education, pro-bono legal clinics or otherwise, it is a desire that is shared by models and law students alike. And that desire cannot be quelled.