Vivienne Ayala, Ucdc Spring 2019

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Vivienne Ayala — Economics & Demography, End Citizens United. I am a 4th Year majoring in Economics, minoring in Demography. I worked at End Citizens United — a political action committee funded by grassroots donors fighting for campaign finance reform and getting corporate money out of politics.  The biggest difference was working almost full time. Your day […]

Carmel Gutherz, UCDC Fall 2018

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Carmel Gutherz, Fall 2018 – Sociology major, interned with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley. While I was in DC, I put my professional skills and academic knowledge to the test while gaining new perspectives and insight from the hands-on work of my internship. I grew a stronger appreciation of the political process, and the work that goes on “behind […]

Interning at the Institute of Medicine

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The opportunity to spend a semester in Washington D.C. allowed me to experience a city full of political activity, historical monuments, and forward thinking. As a science major in particular, participating in the UCDC program provided an invaluable chance to network with individuals who specialize in subjects that vary from my everyday academic experience. I […]