Good-bye Sacramento!

Natalie ChaPosted by Cal in Sacramento Fellow Natalie Cha.

With the final work week looming ahead, I have the impossible task of summing up the past eight weeks of being in a new city, surrounded by new people, at a new job, in one blog post.

These past few days, Cal-in-Sac fellows have continually exclaimed to one another, “Can you believe we only have x amount of days left?!” And it’s true that I feel nostalgic already and will miss all the people I have befriended through sprinting to catch the light rail together each morning. But I have no regrets and believe I’ve made the most out of my experience here. Continue reading

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Personal Revelations in 100 Degree Weather

Natalie Cha

 

Posted by Cal in Sacramento Fellow Natalie Cha.

 

My task at this moment is a simple one: Describe your experience so far as a legislative intern in the state Capitol. However, I hesitate because there are countless angles through which I can illustrate the past four weeks.

I can tell you in great detail about the 100+ degree weather and how I wear two jackets anyways because of my freezing overly air-conditioned office. I can brag about all the “cool political things” I’ve done – recording actions on the budget conference committee, witnessing the state budget pass through the legislature, meeting various celebrity-like legislators who you realize are also just people. Or I can express how quirky and interesting my fellow Cal-in-Sac interns are, and how in Berkeley I would have never had the wonderful chance to befriend them. Continue reading