Posted by Cal in Sacramento Fellow Jasraj Sangha
Last day group picture in front of the Capitol (a few fellows are missing)
It was a summer not to forget! I want to take this opportunity to thank the Matsui Center for sending Berkeley students to intern in public service in California’s capital as Cal-in- Sacramento fellows. This summer wouldn’t have been the same if I had not received support from the program! Continue reading
Posted by Cal in Sacramento Fellow Jasraj Sangha.
It has been a week and a half since I started working at the Little Hoover Commission, also known as the Milton Marks Commission. Since most of us (including me, before my research sparked an interest in working here) don’t know much about the Commission, I would like to inform you on it. The Commission is a balanced bipartisan board which is composed of five citizen members appointed by the Governor, four citizen members appointed by the Legislature, two Senators and two Assemblymembers. Under the direction of a subcommittee of Commissioners, staff conducts research by bringing key players together for discussions, contacting experts, reviewing academic literature and interviewing those most closely affected by the targeted topic. It’s a great office to work in. Staff respects and treats you as a full-time staff and not just a summer intern who is here for a few weeks. They value your time and energy. Currently, the Commission is working on a few different topics, including Climate Change Adaptation, Underground Economy, Energy Governance and Medi-Cal. For most of the summer I will be working on Underground Economy, while helping staff on other topics as well.