Student Stories Blog Posts

After UCDC: Brooke Hill

As a Congressional intern for Congressman Mike Thompson, she believes she would not have developed an interest in becoming a legislative lawyer without her UCDC experience. Brooke is a strong advocate for always challenging yourself, shooting your shot, and being confident!

Ellie's Washington Program Experience

“It was really exciting for me; it was a big growth moment to go by myself and actually really enjoy it. Just to know that I can do something like that is really empowering. DC also has so many opportunities, it showed me that there are many ways to impact the world in a positive way." - Ellie Feder

Claudia's Washington Program Experience

"When I found out I got in, I was so excited! During my time there I learned about so many other policy issues that affect Latinx families and that’s personal to me. I connect with them, that’s my community. So I would definitely like to be the one who makes policy in the future." - Claudia Gutierrez

Elise's Washington Program Experience

“I was sitting 100 feet away from my idol, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and getting to see everything. The Supreme Court, like the actual members of the court and oral argument, is so closed off to everyone. It felt so special and once-in-a-lifetime. That’s the room Roe v. Wade was decided in and Obergefell v. Hodges, all of these historical cases were argued in that room -- just being there and feeling all of that history was amazing.”