BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) welcomed Alvira Bonsu of Worcester, Talia Guglietta of Stoneham, and Christopher Quigley of Millbury, to the State House for the 2019 internship program. The students are interning within Senator Moore’s State House Office during the summer months.
Alvira, the daughter of Kwabena Osei Bonsu and Addley Boateng-Bonsu, attends Temple University where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in Global Studies. Her area of concentration is Economics, and Alvira is also pursuing a certificate in Political Economy.
A rising sophomore, Alvira is an opinion columnist for the Temple News, Secretary for the Society of Emerging African Leaders, Junior Editor for the Global Studies Society’s emerging academic journal, and a founding member of the Epsilon Phi chapter of Delta Delta Delta.
While attending Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School, Alvira had the opportunity to create and host a youth radio show series called We Are The Future. The program ran on a Worcester radio station, Golden Radio 93.5 FM. As the host, Alvira tackled generational issues facing the first generation youth of Worcester by interviewing Worcester students, community leaders, and parents.
Talia is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Stonehill College. She majors in Political Science and International Studies. This past semester, Talia taught a class on surveillance and security to peers through Stonehill’s I.D.E.A.S. program. On campus, Talia is a member of the Mock Trial Team, the Lux et Spes Society, an Italian Tutor, and is a coordinator of the I.D.E.A.S. program. In the spring, she plans to study abroad in Florence, Italy.
Christopher currently attends Suffolk University Law School where he is preparing for a career in public policy. Prior to pursuing a juris doctor, Christopher graduated from Western New England University, where he majored in Political Science. In 2013, Christopher worked with Anthem Entertainment Group to organize the Fourth of July Fireworks on the Boston Esplanade and the Boston Seafood Festival.
Between undergraduate studies and law school, Christopher worked in special education at several public schools around the Commonwealth. He also coached/assisted for several seasons with Millbury High School’s track and field teams. Senator Moore’s commitment to quality public education drew Christopher to work in Senator Moore’s office.
Interns in Senator Moore’s State House office assist with daily office operations, conduct legislative research, attend informational seminars with legislators and constitutional officers, and have a first-hand opportunity to observe the Massachusetts legislative process. Individuals interested in internship opportunities with Senator Moore are encouraged to click below.