MAR 17, 2016: Meeting Sen. David Purdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is all in a day’s work for CEC Ph.D. Candidate, Marc Canellas, at the 2016 ACC Advocacy Trip that took place on March 14th and 15th. As the current Graduate Student President for Georgia Tech he was selected to represent the Georgia Tech in meetings with Senators and House members to advocate on behalf of graduate student issues such as: high-skill immigration, federal research funding, and campus safety.
But it wasn't all work and no play. He and his fellow Georgia Tech contingent were provided tickets to attend the ACC Men’s Basketball Championship which saw the North Carolina Tar Heels beat the Virginia Cavaliers 61-57 in front of a raucous crowd of over 20,000.