July 18, 2016

Udall Thanks Los Alamos Native for Work During Washington, D.C., Internship

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall thanked Los Alamos native Gillian Hsieh Ratliff for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her seven weeks on Capitol Hill, Hsieh Ratliff worked primarily on health related issues.

"Gillian has worked on a number of important health policy issues this summer and has been of great help in my Washington, D.C. office," Udall said. "I hope that she finds her experiences during her internship valuable as she finishes college and begins her career."

Hsieh Ratliff said her desire to help others led to apply for an internship in Udall's office, and that the time she spent in the Capitol gave her a more positive perspective on Congress and the lawmaking process.

"I've learned that it's hard working on the Hill, and the hours are long, but it is also very rewarding," Hsieh Ratliff said. "The bills that Senator Udall and his staff are working on can really change everyone's lives for the better."

Hsieh Ratliff is the daughter of Linda Hsieh and Gilbert Ratliff. She graduated from Los Alamos High School, and studies human biology at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., where she will be a senior this fall. She is a member of the Asian Pacific American Coalition on her campus and the Pomona-Pitzer tennis team. Prior to her internship in Washington, D.C., Hsieh Ratliff served as an intern at Los Alamos National Laboratories beginning in 2012.