This week I had the opportunity to sit in the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol to watch Pope Francis address a joint session of Congress. It was incredible to hear his message of progress, inclusion, and unity during such a critical time for our nation. At the end of his speech, Pope Francis came out and greeted the thousands of people who congregated on the National Mall for the occasion.
Alexa Salas is a social media ambassador for the Fall 2015 Semester in Washington Cohort. She is majoring in Urban Studies and interning at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.