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Julie

Julie

Home Institution: Stockton University

Internship Site: Arthritis Foundation

Program: Advocacy, Service & Arts

Lessons From a Recent Grad

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hello dear reader, it’s nice to talk with you again. It’s been a while, so let’s catch up! My name is Julie, and I am an alumna of The Washington Center (TWC).  

Washington D.C. Beyond the Monuments

Friday, August 12, 2016

Anyone will tell you that the best parts about Washington D.C. are the incredible sights you’ll see whenever you leave your apartment. Though many people value the traditional sights of the city, the big ones like Abe or the Capitol, the most special sights for me have been the ones that I have seen on my many walks around the city. Here are some of my favorite sights from this summer:   1. The Moon Bounce

Falling in Love With Uncertainty

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The Washington Center gave me the opportunity to fall in love with question marks. I entered into this internship program anticipating the completion of my undergraduate degree at the conclusion of my internship. Throughout my life, I have always been what school bullies like to call a nerd. I have looked forward to the end of summer because when September rolled around, I would get to pack my book-bag and head back to class.

What the Walls Taught Me

Saturday, July 23, 2016

As you may have figured out by now, I am doing my best to take full advantage of the museums in Washington D.C. As I comb through the exhibits in the many museums, there is one artifact that I have seen multiple times: pieces of the Berlin Wall. Yup, we’ve got pieces of the Berlin Wall on display in a whole slew of places in D.C.

Secrets at the Museum

Monday, July 18, 2016

What would happen if you were presented with the opportunity to share that secret that has been eating away at you with the world? Would you do it? What if you could do it anonymously, without the fear that it would be traced back to you? For more than 10 years, strangers from around the world have been sharing their secrets via postcard through a project called PostSecret.

The Beauty of Yes

Sunday, July 03, 2016

My best piece of advice to any incoming interns is to simply say yes. Saying yes has helped me make some of my best friends here at The Washington Center (TWC). The more I say yes to new adventures, the more thankful I become for the opportunities themselves. In this post, I want to walk you through a D.C. day of saying, “Yes!”

My dad has always been enamored with candid photographs - he says that they capture the authenticity of life and prefers them to fake, posed pictures. For a long time, I thought that he was just trying to eternally freeze my most embarrassing moments in a single frame. After spending a day in the Newseum, however, the power of a candid photograph no longer escapes me. I hate to admit it, but my Dad was right.  

Advocacy Through My Internship

Friday, June 17, 2016

Imagine someone who has arthritis. I’d be willing to guess that the person you pictured has white fluffy hair and maybe even a few grandchildren. Well, arthritis isn’t just your grandma’s disease: kids get arthritis, too. There are many faces of arthritis, and mine is one of them. This summer, I am interning at the Arthritis Foundation.

First Adventures in D.C.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

At home, I know the friendly faces that pass me as I walk down the street. To me, there is something profoundly comforting about direct eye contact and a warm smile from a stranger. My undergraduate community at Stockton University is home to a similar atmosphere with the shared mantra of “Always Stockton Friendly." At my university, students wave hello to one another as they are walking to class and there is hardly a time where a stranger remains unfamiliar for very long.



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