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August 10, 2018

All summer, I’ve had a fairly stable routine. I wake up, take the Metro to Health & Human Services, work, head to a WLP event, inevitably grab dessert at Captain Cookie, and sleep. It’s been a blissful existence--albeit one that leaves us all completely exhausted--working with dedicated public servants by day and exploring potential futures in public service...

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...

Now that our third week in Washington is wrapping up, I have achieved some semblance of a morning routine. The alarm goes off right before 8. Living in Foggy Bottom makes it possible to sleep in a bit more than some of my intern friends can, and it is a blessing I can’t stop being grateful for. I let myself stay in bed for a couple of minutes, scrolling thro...

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