Cal State DC Newsletter Second Edition

Spring scholars

Hello Everyone,

We are excited to share the Second Edition of our Cal State DC Newsletter with you. Our Spring Scholars have officially joined the excitement of Washington DC and are enjoying every minute of their time on the East Coast. This newsletter will give you an updated list of student placements, brief remarks from our students about their experiences as well important "save the date" information.


Owen Holmes (Cal State DC Director) & Jared Hill (Cal State DC Program Assistant)

Making Memories: Students Visit Philadelphia, PA
updated Internship sites
From left to right: Leah Milhander at the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Marco Sanchez interviewing the Executive Director of the United Nations Association, Elizabeth Rojo at the U.S. Dept. of Interior, Joseph Morales at the Office of Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Peter Rossi researching at Patriotic Millionaires.

Spring 2018 Internship Sites:

Oralia Aldaco: Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA)

Jacqueline Camuy: Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Vincent Gonzalez: Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA)

Michael Guzman: House Democratic Caucus Committee

Leah Milhander: House Foreign Affairs Committee (Royce)

Joseph Morales: Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Esmeralda Orozco: Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)

Elizabeth Rojo: U.S. Dept. of Interior - Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Peter Rossi: Patriotic Millionaires

Marco Sanchez: United Nations Foundation

first impressions

"DC is amazing so far! I work great and thrive in a fast paced environment so I feel very comfortable in the city. I am lucky enough to live fifteen minutes away from my office in the Capital, and I have still not gotten used to walking past the Capital everyday. I am in so much awe living here and feel so inspired. My internship on the Committee is awesome so far, I love hearing all the different experiences of the professionals in the office and can learn so much from them. I am excited for all the opportunities to come that I have with the Committee and look forward to learning and living so much more!" - Leah Milhander

"The D.C. program at Cal State Fullerton is probably the best decision I have ever made for my future. It is inspirational to be walking to my internship and casually be passing right next to the White House. I can feel the rich history and culture of the nation as I walk through the streets of D.C. My internship program really provides me with meaningful work that is 100 percent going to advance me in my career. I don’t doubt that every experience that I am living in D.C. will contribute to my success in the future." - Elizabeth Rojo

"Throughout these past two weeks, I have grown to love the professional behavior and culture of Washington D.C. Most notably, however, is the experience I have had in my internship thus far. I am currently interning at the United Nations Foundation, and throughout these past few days, there has not been a moment where I am not discussing international issues such as the global refugee crisis, climate change, gender inequality, and so much more. I have helped facilitate discussions, interview important staff members, and outreach to community members on what the United Nations is doing at home and abroad. I look forward to the many future opportunities that are yet to come!" - Marco Sanchez

Cal State DC Spring 2018 Students in the News

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