© The Washington Leadership Program 2017 by Shaunak Turaga

Please reload

Follow Us

November 7, 2017

“Think like you don’t, and go where you aren’t.” This is a quote my dad told me after I graduated high school. To be honest, I am still on the path to understanding what this truly means; however, I believe I am beginning to figure it out here with the Washington Leadership Program.

After a very hectic, yet exciting first week here in D.C. with WLP, I did not...

November 7, 2017

Before this summer with WLP I only had 2 South Asian role models: my mother and astronaut Sunita Williams. Both are incredible women in their own respects but I had trouble projecting my own dreams in their careers or lifestyles. This year has been the year of brown women- from Kamala Harris to Priyanka Chopra. While I admire all the South Asian women I see...

November 7, 2017

For many of us, this Independence Day was our first in Washington, D.C. It was simply breathtaking to be celebrating America’s birthday in its capital, in the city which was filled with simmering history in every corner. The WLP interns gathered to watch the fireworks on the steps of the Capitol. We had all seen fireworks on the Fourth of July before, but th...

November 7, 2017

I came to D.C. hoping to solidify what area of government and politics I want to pursue—and instead of narrowing down my options, this city changes my mind by the hour. I’ll walk by a foreign policy think tank and will realize that I want to conduct research; I’ll visit the Capitol and can see myself working for a Congressman or Senator I admire. I’ll meet a...

June 12, 2017

Considering how much we've accomplished already, it's unbelievable to think that the WLP 2017 scholars have only been in D.C. for a week! Our first week in the capital began with a two-day orientation, during which we got to meet one another, familiarize ourselves with the city, and hear from several South Asian speakers about how best to take advantage of o...

Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Instagram Social Icon
Please reload

Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Featured Posts

A Look Back at WLP 2019: Goodbye...For Now!

August 18, 2019

1/4
Please reload

Archive
Please reload

 BLOG