Fall Washington Fellow Placement

Tara Yarlagadda

Tara Yarlagadda

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 semester of my freshman year at Cal. I have had my heart set on being a part of the program ever since. As a Political Science and South Asian Studies double major, D.C. interests me for several reasons, not the least of which is the plethora of opportunities available to interact and network with knowledgeable professionals and similarly passionate individuals. I am excited to experience D.C. not merely as a tourist, but also as a resident by exploring its various nooks and crannies and understanding its unique culture as a melting pot of diverse peoples and visions. UCDC in particular offers such a well-structured program with much guidance and support from the staff directors, in addition to a variety of classes taught by renowned professors, that I could not pass up the opportunity to apply before I graduated from Berkeley.”

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Midsummer Update From Local Government Fellow

Grecia Elenes

Grecia Elenes

Local Government Fellow, Grecia Elenes, who is working at the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, recently sent us this update:

“Internship is going well. I’ve been recently switched to another group that does the clean and enforcement here at the office. Next week I’ll be going to visit at least two different sites, a landfill site and a clean up site over by Yosemite Park, so I’m very excited for this part. Everyone has been great in giving me things to do to get a feel for what they do. I have about two weeks left here and then I believe I should be heading over to the Department of Public Health.”

Glad to hear it’s going so well, Grecia!