Ozichi Emeziem

Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Placement Location:
Washington, DC
Comparative Literature; Ethnic Studies

Ozichi Emeziem is a 3rd year at Cal majoring in Comparative Literature with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and is grateful for the opportunity to venture out of her comfort zone. Hence, she is incredibly honored to have received the Matsui Fellowship and continue her academic journey in the nation's capital. She hopes to gain insight particularly within the legal realm as she plans to pursue a career in law as well as broaden her understanding of different issues. Most of all, she is extremely excited to see what Washington D.C. has to offer and cannot wait to share her experience with friends, family, and other Matsui fellows!


Since I last wrote, my time in D.C. seems more eventful than what I thought it could possibly be. I have been tired often, however, it is actually really enjoyable to stay on my feet! As I said in my last post, my birthday passed and one of my best friends spent the week with me, which was such a...
Since, I last wrote, things have changed - mainly, I no longer feel like a foreigner in the capital! Suddenly, I got into the swing of things…as if I always wake up at 6:30 a.m. for work, or that I always come home and chef up dinner as well as lunch for the next day, or that my office has always...
Part One -- Arriving in a New Place & Discovery of a New Space! The days leading up to my departure seem so surreal… Between classes, final projects, and preparations for my trip, I haven’t had the time to sit and think about the fact that I will be relocating in a few days. I am a Libra and...