UC Washington Academic Internship Program

2015-2016 Participants


Name Major Internship
Marzjah Esther Public Policy Family Online Safety Institute 
Edward Franco  Political Science Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Soemi Jobaida Political Science/International Affairs Department of Commerce: Economic Development Administration Public Affairs Division
Blanca Lopez History Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Crystal Lopez Psychology Kohn, Kohn, & Colapinto LLP
Zavig Mkrdech Political Science Armenian Assembly of America
Nancy Nguyen Anthropology International Trade Administration: Global Markets Human Capital Office
Enid Ocegueda History Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
Rima Patel Public Policy Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Marco Ramos Political Science/Law and Society Mil Mujeres
Tye Rush  Political Science  Cohen Research Group
Mallika Samtani Political Science Institute for Educational Leadership
Karen Tinajero-Vasquez  Business Human Rights Campaign
Rabiya Tirmizi Public Policy  UC Federal Government Relations
Tiffany Tran Political Science/International Affairs  Department of Commerce: Economic Development Administration
Cassandra Wagner  Creative Writing 826 DC
Stephen Yen Business Administration/Marketing Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Name Major Internship
Jacqueline Ackerman  Philosophy Law and Society  Physicians For Social Responsibility 
Esther Adabale  Political Science Campaign for City Council 
Yesenia Arizmendi  Sociology  Becky's Fund 
Glarifa Carr  Anthropology  Biblical Archaeology Society 
Ruby Cazarez  Political Science International Affairs  Council on Hemispheric Affairs 
Grace Cruz   Sociology Homeless Children's Playtime Project 
Christina Daraphon English   International Child Art Foundation 
Martha Gomez  Sociology   Department of Education- Office of the Secretary 
Alexander Gonzalez   Political Science  Office on Senator Roy Blunt 
Madiha Jamal   Political Science International Affairs  Congressional Office of Mark Takano 
Myra Miranda   Political Science International Affairs COHA
David Narain   Business Economics  Department of Commerce- Trade Missions Program 
Abeer Nassir  Public Policy   Congressional Office of Doris Matsui 
Nicholas Paniagua   Public Policy   Department of Education 
 Cesar Pena   Political Science International Affairs   Washington International Trade Association




Name Major Internship
Radhika Aggarwal Business Administration Georgetown Law
Oscar Anaya Political Science Department of the Interior 
Austin Claiborne Business Administration ESPN 980 Radio
Zuleyma Duran Sociology/Spanish English Language Acquisition Office at the U.S. Department of Education 
Sanam Ejaz Psychology The Humane Society
Yasmin El Haj Ibrahim Public Policy Management Sciences for Health
Daniela Figuera Media and Cultural Studies The Newseum
Enrique Ochoa-Kaup Political Science Center for American Progress: Think Progress War Room
Tia Ray Political Science Office of Senator Charles Schumer
Armando Saldana Political Science/Business Administration  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 
Andrew Sall Political Science The Brookings Institute
Sandrea Shaw Art History The National Archives
Matthew Yamamoto Political Science Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies

Summer 2015

Name Major Internship
Hannah Benson Media and Cultural Studies Cuneiform Records
Alexandra Bustamante Political Science/Russian Embassy of Mexico
Sarah Cavazos Anthropology Innocents at Risk
Fernando Echeverria Political Science/Theater U.S. Department of State: Counterintelligence
Alison Le Environmental Science  American Chemical Society
Nicole Martin Sociology/Law & Society Minority Business Development Agency
Bryan Medina English Congressional Office of Norma Torres
Pedro Montenegro Global Studies Congressional Office of Grace Napolitano
Deandre Moore Theater Simone Vivian LLC
Steffany Saravia Philosophy HumanitiesDC
Felicia Taing Psychology Innocents at Risk
Jessica Torres Chemical Engineering Environmental Protection Agency
Sharon Trinh Neuroscience The Smith Center
Carlos Villa Business Administration, Finance Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
LynnAnn Williamson Public Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Longyang Zhu Business Administration, Finance Minority Business Development Agency

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Career Opportunities

Undergraduate Education

UCR-UC Washington Academic Internship Program
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