Meet Our Summer Interns!
2018 summer interns:
Amy is currently an undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine double majoring in Political Science and Psychology. Born and raised in Southern California, her go-to summertime activity is relaxing at the beach with a book in one hand and snacks in the other, preferably nachos. She fell in love with reading action and adventure novels at a young age and dreams to publish her own book in the future. Her favorite quote is by Albert Camus: "Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth."
John Gomez graduated from the University of California, Irvine with two B.A. degrees in Art History and Anthropology. He strives to teach empathy and deconstruct assumptions about different culture by keeping a mindful perspective. Furthermore, he possesses an ambition to become a mayor in his native Los Angeles County. He enjoys traveling, cooking, soccer, spending time with friends&family, and dreams of exploring Japan one day.
2017 Summer Interns:
Isabel is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where she majored in English and minored in Digital Information Systems.
She is originally from Los Angeles, but is currently enjoying DC very much.
Her interests include gardening, baking, and writing poetry, although she is admittedly not very good.
Secilia Corona received her B.A. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. She’s worked with at-risk youth from Orange County as a Juvenile Diversion intern and volunteered as a student mentor at TeWinkle Middle School in Costa Mesa. Secilia was a literacy tutor at Los Angeles Harbor College.
A long term goal of hers is to create a reading center for underserved youth in her home community of Watts.
She enjoys hiking with friends and family and dreams to one day explore the underground churches of Ethiopia.
Originally from Guangzhou, China, Nan’s curiosity about different perceptions of the world brought her to the U.S.
Nan is an anthropology student at University of California, Irvine. She worked as a substitute teacher in China and is interested in exploring the child’s perspective on the world.
She enjoys reading science fictions, crime thrillers and loves puzzles. 1984 by George Orwell is her favorite book.