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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 #...

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...

July 30, 2018

Here are some things I know for certain. I love Michigan (the school and the state). Pineapples should not be on pizza. The WLP is amazing, and my cohort is like family.

A little less certain? What my future holds. I am one of our cohort’s many pre-meds – I hoped that working in our nation’s capital would help me integrate my interests in public health and go...

July 17, 2018

This week’s blog title might imply that we reached an inflection point—a point at which we discovered what this city, this program, and everything they have to offer mean for us—but for me, that question mark is especially key. The reality is that the wealth of opportunities to which we have been exposed is equal parts motivating and overwhelming, and each w...