Jennifer French Giarratano
Public Relations Manager
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
ATLANTA — When Jaden Gomez, a fourth-year economics major in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies from Norcross, Ga., heard about the Georgia Legislative Internship Program (GLIP), he knew it would provide a great opportunity to learn more about his career interests in law and city planning.
Once at the Capitol, he was assigned to the House Economic Development Committee.
“GLIP, thus far, has been fantastic,” he said. “I am a person who loves to multitask and have five different things on my plate. Safe to say, I am right at home.”
Gomez considers it an honor to assist state legislators during this session. He also believes that learning what goes on behind the scenes and seeing processes that aren’t typically taught in the classroom is invaluable.
Outside of his time at the Capitol, Gomez serves as the historian for his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega. He also keeps up with his interest in economics, citing “The Invisible Hand” by Scottish philosopher and economist Adam Smith as his favorite book.
With everything he does, Gomez keeps in mind the Ray Bradbury quote: “Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away.”
- First published in “News From the State Capitol” (March 2023), Georgia State University Office of Government and Community Affairs, Atiyah Kennedy, author