A Summer Not to Forget

Maria Selina López-Nuñez

 

Posted by Cal in Sacramento Fellow Maria Selina López-Nuñez.

 

We’re down to the last two weeks of the program, and it’s just now that I’ve come to realize how comfortable I’ve been feeling with the work I do.

​On the Governor’s podium—with, my bodyguard, ahhemm (Cal in Sac Fellow Steven Zimmer). :) Maybe one of us will be up here for real someday

​On the Governor’s podium—with, my bodyguard, ahhemm (Cal in Sac Fellow Steven Zimmer). 🙂 Maybe one of us will be up here for real someday

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Finding My Passion in Sacramento

Maria Selina López-Nuñez

 

Posted by Cal in Sacramento Fellow Maria Selina López-Nuñez.

 

I’m midway through week 3 at the Capitol, and my time at the Governor’s Press Office feels like I’ve been there for a while. I attribute this to the fact that both of the staff people I report to have entrusted me to do some tasks that at first felt a tad daunting, but I now feel confident in doing them. For example, the first week I was asked to take media inquiries and interview inquiries. First of all, I didn’t even know there was a specific way of doing this, and most importantly, I didn’t know how to distinguish between the important information we needed and what we could ignore. I felt pretty intimidated. Every time that phone rang I’d stare at it. I’d see how the arrows blinked and then I’d look to see if any one else already had it. My excuse: “oh, look, someone already got it.” I guess I was more nervous on my first week than I expected–but interning at a place like the Governor’s Press Office, I knew I couldn’t let the nerves choke me, so I took it upon me to pick up the next call, and then the next, until I too felt the nerves disappear.

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