Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Daniel Drees

Daniel Drees
Political Science

"I have found a way to merge my commitment to service and my passion for cities through my internship at the 48th Ward of Chicago. The Mission of the 48th Ward is to improve the quality of life for residents and to serve them with the quality that they deserve. The ward office serves as a resource for residents and as a place where residents can turn grievances or ideas into action. I am working for this organization because I think serving the community is something I want to make of my career. I think that working in government at the local level is a great way to make change in the lives of many on many different issues. [...] I hope that my academic internship will be transformative for me and will give me the opportunity to put service to others at the forefront of my career experience. I hope to be able to better understand what my interests are in political science and also to better discern my career goals after college."