Daan de Jong
Daan de Jong freshly flew into Washington State from across the Atlantic Ocean to fulfill his duty as an Evaluation Intern at The Prosperity Agenda. In order to prepare for the steep slopes of downtown Seattle, he swapped his Dutch lowland shoes for hiking boots.
Daan is finishing his Bachelors in European Studies at The Hague University. His final steps towards graduation requires a five-month internship, this means blending into TPA’s culture while enhancing professional, social, and personal skills. Why would a European Studies major want to intern in the United States? His empathy for minority injustice in western societies and a previous exchange to the University of Idaho enticed him on the plane again.
As Daan would say: “Holland is my home and the world is my backyard.” Learning, creating, and exploring through worldwide and local experiences have always inspired him.