Unfortunately, the playing field of education isn’t an even one, and all too often children get left behind in the classroom. That’s why Thomasena Thomas, a rising junior majoring in political science with a concentration in public policy, was drawn to an internship this summer in Washington, D.C. with the national early education organization Jumpstart. With a mission of helping preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods get ready for kindergarten, Jumpstart programs can be found in 14 states and Washington, D.C.