By Hayley and Sylvie
In our first installment of “Keeping Up with the Lords,” we talk to Kenyon rising sophomore OL #75 Pierre DuBois. Pierre, a political science major, is a long way from Gambier at present (3,906 miles, to be exact), interning in Anchorage, Alaska for Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s U.S. Senate campaign. Keep reading to find out how Pierre is enjoying life on The Last Frontier!
Where are you living this summer? Anchorage, Alaska.
How is it living in Alaska? On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most enjoyable place to live and 1 being the least enjoyable, Alaska is a 9. I have never experienced a place with the kind of beauty that Alaska has; the views are unbelievable.
What is your job/internship? I am working as an intern/body man on Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s U.S. Senate campaign.
What do you do on a daily basis? What I am is the body man for the candidate, meaning that I follow him around everywhere, taking notes, getting business cards and taking pictures. I am also his driver and number two when he is campaigning. I also get to meet politically powerful people and powerful leaders of industry in Alaska that Lt. Gov. Treadwell meets and sees such as Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, the Production Manager of Exxon, Karen Hagedorn, Lt. Gov. Treadwell’s opponents in the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Alaska Senator Mark Begich and DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan, as well as the Manager of Governmental Affairs at Shell, Cam Toohey.
What have you done on your days off? On my one day off to this point I went halibut fishing and caught two 35-pound halibut. I also plan on going whitewater rafting and skydiving in the next few weeks.
(Bonus points for wearing 3 different pieces of Kenyon clothing!)
Did you eat the fish? Yes we ate the fish. It was very fresh and a lot better than anything Peirce ever produces.
How are you preparing for the upcoming season? I am lifting and running and studying my playbook.
Do you have any advice for other students looking for internships in the future? If I could give any advice for other students on finding meaningful and fun summer internships and jobs, it would be to use your connections outside of Kenyon to help you get internships.
Check back next Monday for our next installment of Keeping Up with the Lords, where we talk with Kenyon rising senior WR #25 Nick Gasbarro.