The Washington Center



Home Institution: University of Iowa

Internship Site: District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General

Program: Politics and Public Policy

Until Next Time

Sunday, May 08, 2016

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. - John Lennon   [video:]  

Green Eggs and TWC

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Oh The Washington Center. Is it already time? If so, let me express my feelings in rhyme.   The end is in sight, and I cannot believe that I am about to take a returning flight.   I took my place, ascended to throne, and I feel grown. But now I go back like ET phone home.   Been working for no pay at OAG, but still I felt free.  

Under 21 in D.C.? Who Cares!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Coming to D.C. and being under 21, I honestly thought I wouldn’t be able to do much. Weekends were supposed to be boring, just me sitting at home. But I was SO wrong. Being under 21 did not stop me from having one of the best semesters of my life.    

Essentials of Emailing Etiquette

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Emailing. We started young, back when we would use and AOL. Since that time, email has now become entirely different. You can block large amounts of garbage, spam and clutter. Your email will automatically go through and make sure you have the correct messages delivered to you. Priority lists, group emails, instant email and multiple servers you can have at once based off your preferences? Email is no longer a simple task with limited access, but a cumulative cloud of well-maintained files.  

The Art of Professional Headshots

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The headshot: the professional visual of the world. We see its importance in LinkedIn, resumes, IDs and award ceremonies. The year 2016 is one when headshots have become a nicety. To go into any field, you need at least one professional picture that really strikes the viewers. You must be ready with multiple shots that are professional and appropriate. In this blog post, I am going to show you some headshots of mine and how to use them.  

Professional Dos and Don'ts

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I'm at a payphone trying to call home All of my change I spent on you Where have the times gone? Baby, it's all wrong Where are the plans we made for two? -Maroon 5  

Lawyering at its finest

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five." - Steven Wright   Since I started high school and told my mother that I didn’t want to be a doctor, she assumed I meant that I wanted to be a lawyer instead. To my mother, a lawyer comes into a court room, argues the absolute solution of justice and fights for the truth!  

The Halfways in Life

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Captain's Log, Day 55 I have woken up once again in this new location. The natives are now beginning to trust me; I have found peace in their words and have tried to adjust to their lifestyle. It is now sunny here, and the warmth is comforting as I journey to and from work every day.  

The TOMODACHI Initiative

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

In 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off the coast of the Tohoku region shook 30m beneath sea level, causing a 133ft tsunami that devastated a thriving nation. There were over 15,894 deaths and thousands injured and/or missing. The water damage ruined thousands of buildings and destroyed the fishing industry forever. In total, 4.4 million households were left with no power or water.  

AET (Avocado Employer Theory)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Another food related post? I am sorry, but I cannot help it. Recently, I read an article comparing couples to avocados (“Dating in your twenties is like eating an avocado”). It was actually a really good read. I have copied and pasted a piece of it below:  

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