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July 10, 2020

Wow— what a week! So far, WLP weeks have been filled with momentum and energy. Days fly by with the fast pace of my internship with Congresswoman Jayapal’s DC office and then frequent evening programming with the 2020 WLP cohort. 

At my internship, I’ve been working on projects with the other legislative interns on the team and have enjoyed learning from ever...

June 30, 2020

Week 2 of WLP could not have started off any better than with having Alumni Happy Hour on Monday.  Despite the challenges of hosting a virtual happy hour via zoom, happy hour was exactly that - happy! The 2020 scholars were able to virtually meet a large number of ecstatic WLP alumni who shared their wisdom with us about making the most out of our WLP experi...

June 24, 2020

I had just completed my final quarter at the (Zoom) University of California, Santa Cruz on Friday, June 12th. 5 classes, 1176 hours, 49 days of online instruction later my chair, desk, and room felt like an extension of my body -- I was ready to do away with Zoom forever. So, how is it that the following Zoom-filled week of panels and speakers made me its #...

August 18, 2019

Somehow, the final week of our WLP summer has come and gone. I won’t lie, part of me still feels like there’s an event somewhere I’ve just forgotten about. Just because it was our last week doesn’t mean we were let off the hook! We had three events this week; Dessert with Sam Arora and Aruna Miller, a roundtable with Vanita Gupta, and a farewell dinner.

Sam A...

August 11, 2019

With week seven having come to an end, it seems time has really flown by! Through the packed schedule this summer, our cohort was privileged enough to meet extraordinary members of the South Asian community who have forged their own paths and have generously shared what they have learned from their unique journeys. With all that we have learned and experienc...

August 4, 2019

While in the past five weeks I have absorbed an insurmountable amount of knowledge and second-hand wisdom, this particular question has become uncomfortably salient in my WLP journey. It’s a question I feel compelled to have an immediate answer to. Much to my chagrin, I don’t have an answer and likely won’t anytime soon.


I came into WLP hoping to solidify my...

July 24, 2019

This week was a whirlwind. While the entire program up to this point had been characterized by meetings with incredibly admirable and successful individuals from our community, none of the events quite pushed me to question my views or my career insights quite like this week. All my life, I felt like I had been surrounded by the same people with the same car...