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Jahmel

Jahmel

Home Institution: Dickinson College

Internship Site: Montgomery County Public Defender's Service

Program: Law and Criminal Justice

Come. Share. Sip. Listen. Relax.

Monday, September 29, 2014

I am a subscriber to a D.C. LinkTank, which gives me access to powerful conversations and expertise in D.C. I have been attending events, where I am able to network with other college students, professionals, and intellectuals. As a budding spoken word artist, I was drawn to the American University’s Society for Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (SEPGA). SEPGA hosted a Human Rights Open Mic Night to celebrate the culmination of Human Rights Week at the Lamont Street Collective, an activist and artist collective in Mt. Pleasant.

A day that was supposed to be consumed with rented bikes from Capital Bikeshare, cycling to the National Arboretum, and a full belly of handcrafted PB&J and apple sandwich, did not happen. My roommate, Alex—who is funny and really smart— is my first friend from Russia. Well, he had an issue with Capital Bikeshare. The last time he used the rented bike service, he went on a three hour bike ride without re-docking the bike at a station every thirty minutes, which is the main rule to use the bikes!  

The Revolution

Monday, September 15, 2014

Learning how to explore DC  

Ah! So This is How it Feels to be an Adult...

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

When I made the decision to attend The Washington Center (TWC), I was initially nervous about my ability perform well at my internship site and managing being a working man with my academic course, Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Little did I know that I had to learn how to budget my money, share household chores with roommates, be a professional, and most importantly, learning how to COOK! I am learning how to be an adult in a space that does not provide the classic "college campus bubble."



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