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Home Institution: Lubbock Christian University

Internship Site: Humane Society of the United States

Program: Advocacy, Service & Arts

Collage Of The Semester

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hey guys, this is my final blog post for the semester! I’ve compiled most of my pictures throughout my time in D.C. into this massive photo collage. Though there are many more pictures from my picture library that I could have included here, I chose to do a random selection because I wanted to keep this last post brief and simple.  

It feels really surreal to be back in Lubbock, Texas, winding down and writing my second last blog post of the semester. It’s a bit strange to be blogging from my friend’s place (where I’ll be staying for a while until I find a place of my own) as opposed to my little cozy room at the RAF, which is where I’ve blogged for the last 14 weeks. Fourteen weeks—how time flies! I can’t believe that I’ve actually completed my semester with The Washington Center.

This is crazy, but I’m finally down to the last week of my internship, classes and TWC programming. I cannot believe that it’s come down to the last of everything! It’s funny how I’m actually feeling rather bittersweet about it all. The last two weeks have been pretty rough on me; I’ve been spending most of my time trying to finish up my final internship project and TWC assignments, which are all due this week. I’m really glad that I’m almost done with them so I can spend more time exploring the parts of D.C. that I haven’t gotten to yet.  

I can’t state this enough: Washington, D.C. is home to so many awesome museums, monuments, memorials, landmarks and galleries. The best part, they’re almost all free! This is great news for those who would like to cover a large chunk of the city’s attractions on a budget. Like me, you can try hitting all the Smithsonian museums (they’re free) and consider it an accomplishment. That itself could take you half the semester to get through. But I do encourage you to explore as much as you can every weekend and take advantage of the free attractions that D.C.

An Afternoon With The Pooches

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

With the semester in D.C. coming to a close (only two and a half weeks left!!), assignments are piling up and due dates are near. So, that means that I’ll have to stop procrastinating and commit to getting things done.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

It’s been about two months of my internship at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) , and I feel like I’ve been exposed to so many insightful animal-related issues, some of which I hadn't been aware of until now. I really am thankful for all of these learning experiences, and beyond grateful that I’ve been given the opportunity to attend events focusing on these issues and becoming more educated.

D.C. Tourist Season Is Here

Saturday, April 02, 2016

With warm weather kicking in and cherry blossoms blooming all around the District, this can only mean one thing – it is officially springtime! But wait, this also means that it’s that time of year when there will be an influx of tourists in the city. A city like D.C. naturally attracts tons of people around the spring holidays, but the sudden temporary population boom can get a bit overwhelming at times for newcomers to the city like me.  

Weekend Escapes

Monday, March 07, 2016

My weekends have been filled with adventures ever since I arrived in D.C. The thing is, there’s so much to do here that you’ll probably have trouble settling on anything at all. If you’re as indecisive as I am, my advice is to let your weekend itinerary take shape spontaneously.  

World Wildlife Day in D.C.

Friday, March 04, 2016

In case you missed it, we celebrated World Wildlife Day (WWD) this past month. It is a day of celebration and awareness of endangered animals and plants around the globe. This year’s theme was focused on African and Asian elephants, which are the most poached and trafficked species in the world. Senator Chris Coons, together with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other NGO’s, sponsored a reception in celebration of the 3rd annual WWD, which recognizes congressional efforts to address the global poaching crisis. How awesome is that?

D.C. Food Truck Fever

Monday, February 29, 2016

Hey guys! It’s starting to get warm here in Washington, D.C., which means spring is around the corner! Brace yourselves, because food trucks are taking over sidewalks of streets and parks. Say hello to better noontime prospects!   Lunchtime scene at Farragut Square (a couple blocks from my work place)

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