Friday, May 19th
Flying over the lush greenery and tiny monuments, I was starting to get jittery with excitement about what the week had in store for me. I never thought I would have the opportunity to be in D.C. and somehow, I managed my way there. I could not wait for what was to come.
Friday was a short day, I got to D.C. in the late afternoon. We checked into the UCDC building and had some time to settle in before dinner. The UCDC building was very spacious, completely unlike the housing in Berkeley. The week was already starting off great. After settling in, the entire cohort came down to have dinner together. We ate delicious Mediterranean food, while introducing ourselves and getting to know everyone a bit more. Christine, Megan, and Ezra went over expectations of the program before letting us go and get ice cream from Jubilee. It was a great (and delicious) way to start off our week in D.C.