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Research Experience Helps Missouri S&T Grad With Congressional Job

A native of Jefferson City, Mo., Bloomberg has been interested in politics and the military for much of her life.

Working as an intern in the Missouri S&T Archives proved to be good preparation for Katy Bloomberg, a 2006 history graduate who now works in Washington, D.C., in the Defense Department as a program analyst at the Commission on Wartime Contracting.

It's a long way from the basement of Curtis Laws Wilson Library to the Pentagon. But Bloomberg says her experience working in S&T's archives, where she dug into the history of the campus's St. Pat's tradition, prepared her for her work in the federal government.

"My research experience in the archives has come in incredibly handy," says Bloomberg. The contracting commission, which was created by Congress, is charged with developing recommendations to improve government contracting during war. Bloomberg is a member of a group that is studying sustainability and reconstruction.

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Posted on Jun 14, 2011.

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