Meet the Fellow: RICH MARQUEZ

The Monument Team would not be complete if it was not for our awesome Fellows Program. Former fellows have gone on to work for the Administration, think tanks, Members of Congress, law firms, and more. Our fellows serve an important role as contributors to our work here in the government relations, communications, and public affairs space. As we get into 2018, we wanted to be sure to introduce you to our Spring 2018 Fellows!

NAME: Rich Marquez

Hometown: Dallas, TX

College: UNIVERSITY of TEXAS at Austin; American University Washington College of Law

Degrees: Ba in Political Science, BS in Communication Studies, & Juris Doctorate

What got you interested in politics?

I first got exposed to politics when I dated a girl in high school whose father was a politician. Although that relationship didn’t last, it did impart on me the importance of civic engagement and advocating for you believe in.

What is your favorite Monument in Washington D.C.?

The Reflecting Pool on a beautiful day is an amazing sight. I can’t wait to see the first ducklings use their new bridge.

My favorite monument in Washington, DC is the Lincoln Memorial. Standing on the steps and looking out over the reflecting pool and the Washington Monument is by far the best view in DC, and I still find it breathtaking no matter how many times I visit. Thinking about all of the historical events and speeches that have taken place there makes me feel lucky to go to school in this amazing city.

What is your dream job?

I would love to be a guitar player in a famous band.

What is your favorite book?

Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy, is a book that will stay in your head and make you ponder life for a very long time.

If you could check one thing off your bucket list what would it be?

Go to outer space. During a school field trip when I was younger, I went into a zero-gravity simulator – so I think I’m ready.