Me with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in the main office
Every Tuesday morning at 500 W. Temple Street, five actors convene on the dais for a final performance. I have come to view government work as a show. Not in a bad way, but a great way. I don't mean that people are makebelieving or pretending, in fact government workers are very aware of the real-...
Since this is my final blog, I thought I would write a bit about my internship—what it's like and what I do. I intern for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the largest Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in the United States. In the last eight weeks, I've gotten a good...
Me along with my fellow interns and supervisors visiting the historic Bradbury Building after having lunch at Grand Central
Sonnie Beth Martinez, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti , Matsui Schaeffer Government Fellows
At the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, they really emphasize advocacy. On my first day in City Hall I was asked to think about a problem that I see in the CIty of Los Angeles and figure out a way to fix it or make it better. Myself, along with the other interns, were asked to...
San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs 2016 Fellows
Summer 2016 has been and will continue to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences thus far. I was given the opportunity to simultaneously work for the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs and for the Office of Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo,...
Writing my final blog, I sit staring at my computer screen in reflection. In reflection on not only the surprises I’ve had over this summer, but also the unexpected journey I’ve experienced to be here today. Graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in May, this internship has been...