From the Secretary of State’s office to South Africa

Lizzie Stephani, an intern with the Colorado Secretary of State, and Robert Miller, a former U.S. attorney, at the investiture for Jason Dunn on Dec. 7. (SOS photo)

One of the many joys of my soon-to-be-over job as communications director for the Colorado Secretary of State’s office is working with interns, including Lizzie Stephani, who ended her internship in December and then departed for South Africa.

I’ve known very few people who have her curiosity and sense of adventure.

Want to go to Colorado Common Cause’s banquet? The swearing-in for Colorado’s new U.S. attorney Jason Dunn? Will you blog about Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ visit with Baca County Clerk Sharon Dubois and Dolores County Clerk LaRita Randolph? Can you attend the Sabor Latino event with Secretary Wayne Williams? Sure. Yes. I would love to. That will be really interesting, thanks for inviting me.

“Sabor attendee: Secretary Williams cares about our community,” the headline on Stephani’s blog read.

Now Stephani is writing her own blog about her adventures in South Africa.

Julia Sunny and Lizzie Stephani Julia at the Young Catholic Professionals Christmas party in RiNo. (SOS photo)

“I made it to South Africa! After 3 layovers, passing through 3 continents, and a few new friendships along the way, I have arrived. Isn’t it funny how, when you get a new place, you start really thinking about the last one?” she wrote.

“I am so full of gratitude for the people God placed into my life during the past five months I spent in Denver. Thank you to every person who was excited for this trip and offered an encouraging word.”

Stephani also gave a shout out to her immediate supervisor, Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert, my assistant, Julia Sunny, and to me!

“Lynn always gave me interesting work to do and key blogging experience to support my new blog venture! ” she wrote.