UC Washington Academic Internship Program

2009-2010 Participants

Spring 2010

Name Major Internship
Loreley Bower  Art History Naval Historical Center: Navy Art Collection 
Daniel Butare

Political Science/
International Affairs

Congressional Office of Susan Davis
Stephanie Croney Political Science/
Law & Society 
Safe Shores - DC Children's Advocacy Center
Carmel Imani Psychology/Law & Society Office of Senator Barbara Boxer
Esther Kim Business Administration A Wider Circle
Takayuki Kishi Political Science (EAP) Federation of American Scientists
Phylicia Lovelace* History Congressional Office of Xavier Becerra
Andrew Marr Art Michael Bonfigli Photography
Laurie Millan Sociology/Law & Society

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal
Defense and Education Fund)

Kota Murayama Economics (EAP) Washington CORE
Farah Noor Public Policy UC Office of Federal Governmental Relations
Beyaja Notah Native American Studies Smithsonian: National Museum of the
American Indian 
David Rodriguez* History and Political Science Congressional Office of Xavier Becerra
Ritika Trikha English Center for American Progress
Edward Wood Political Science Office of Senator Ron Wyden

*Matsui Fellowship Award winner

Winter 2010

Name Major Internship
Natalie Aceves Business Administration US Department of Education
Kanel Arceno Business Administration California Governor's Office
Karla Benitez Psychology American Association of Suicidology
Yuri Cheung Biology National Institutes of Health
Patricia Choi Business Administration Congressional Office of Judy Chu
Christopher Contreras Political Science Center for American Progress
Geneva Dowdy Sociology National Education Association
Chidinma Ezeani Business Administration Partners for the Common Good
Maria Grigorian Business Administration George Washington Project
Brittaney Hagen* Political Science Office of Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack
Pilar Harris Sociology Women in Film and Video
Kristen Hicks Business Administration Fox News
Janet Hoac Business Administration U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Alejandra Martinez Language and Political Science Congressional Office of Brian Bilbray
Ana Molinero Sociology/Law & Society Congressional Office of Xavier Becerra
Ryan Monahan History National Museum of American History
Alejandra Monroy Sociology League of United Latin American Citizens
Bernice Neri Political Science League of United Latin American Citizens
Jamie Scinta Political Science/Law & Scoiety Kohn, Kohn, and Colapinto
Sundeep Singh Business Economics National Geographic Society
Sanaz Sohrabian Environmental Sciences U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ryan Tenney History/Administrative Studies Congressional Office of Jerry Lewis
Michelle Truong Political Science/Law & Society Kohn, Kohn, and Colapinto

*Matsui Fellowship Award winner

Fall 2009

Name Major Internship
Philip Albano Business
Smithsonian: Office of
Development: Membership
Yessenia Alvarez History UCDC California News Service
Violet Carlson History and English US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Katelyn Cowan Business Administration UC Office of Governmental and Community Relations
Heather Crawford Business Administration Smithsonian: Office of Development: Donor Relations
Erin Dimbleby Anthropology Order Sons of Italy in America
Kristina Frolova* Political Science/International Relations

The White House

Hyonjung "Joy" Joh Business Administration (EAP) Wildlife Alliance
Ashley Lasater Political Science/International Affairs Organization of American States
Eric Malmquist Political Science Department of Homeland Security
Renee Manson Political Science Partners for the Common Good
Kathleen Milligan Political Science/Law & Society Office of the Attorney General, Department of Family Services
Tessa Moss Business Administration Office of Senator Jon Tester
Courtney Nam Political Science House Energy and Commerce Committee
Roberto Novas* Political Science Congressional Office of Lucille Roybal-Allard
Bryan Perret Political Science/International Affairs Office of Senator Jon Tester
Monica Tong Political Science Office of Senator Barbara Boxer 
Susan Trcka Political Science Office of Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack
Hans Wang Political Science George Washington Project

*Matsui Fellowship Award winner

Summer 2009

Name Major Internship
Joshua Bongawil Political Science Autism Speaks
Rupali Choudhary Biology Housing Works
Andres Cuervo Political Science and Sociology Center for Federal Relations: National League of Cities
Kevin Eng Public Policy: Health/Population

National Institutes
of Health: Unit on
Growth and Obesity

Erika Espinoza Political Science Hispanic National Bar
Simone Johnson Political Science National Older Women's League (OWL)
Michael Kremer History Corcoran Gallery of Art
Nancy Lin Political Science/International
Center For International Relations
Amy Nguyen Sociology/Law &
United Nations Association of the National Capitol Area
Juanita Price Sociology

Association of Community
for Reform Now (ACORN)

Nicolas Rennie Philosophy/Law &
George Washington Project
Nirmala Surapaneni Biology The Lupus Foundation
Harpreet Toor Political Science/Law & Society Congressional Research
Service: Office of
Legislative Information
Stephanie Wilkinson English WVSA Arts Connection


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