walking_up_steps
03/17/2014
In Washington, D.C., there are plenty of incredible things you can enjoy. For example, meeting two presidents at one time. Invited by the United States Student Association, a group of UCDC students including me were so honored to witness the State welcome French President Francois Hollande. As...
blue-abstract-glass-balls
03/06/2014
I celebrated my 22nd birthday this weekend. After indulging in several emotional waves of nostalgia and reminiscence, I found myself back in the present and highly aware of the current circumstances. I am twenty-two years old. I am in my final semester of college. I am in Washington, D.C. I am...
hot_air_balloons
02/19/2014
A New exploration. The main reason that drives me to participate in the UCDC program is to expose myself physically and mentally to the east coast. When I got off the plane, the breeze awakened me completely, reminding me that my journey had started! The takeaway from the orientation was that if...
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02/03/2014
I recently finished watching the seven incredible seasons of The West Wing. It’s absolutely enrapturing. But it’s a dramatic TV show meant to engage devoted audiences; it bears little resemblance to reality. At least that is what I would try tell myself as I fixated on the screen - mouth agape -...
plane00_0
12/23/2013
In the span of three days, I went from 25 degree F weather to 65 F, from craving hot chocolate in blistering D.C. cold to sipping my mother’s homemade smoothies produced with berries fresh from our humble orchard in sunny California. Talk about a jarring (yet welcome!) change of pace. This was my...
07/30/2013
We are happy to announce that fall 2013 Washington Fellow Tara Yarlagadda will be interning at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC)! Of the UCDC experience, Yarlagadda says: "I have been interested in the UCDC program since I attended an informational session during the first...

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