Sarah Goldwasser

2016
Placement:
Office of Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

Sarah Goldwasser is a Rhetoric major with a concentration in Narrative and Image at UC Berkeley. 

With an interdisciplinary educational background in literature, philosophy, and political theory, she is especially drawn to the intersections of communication and public service. 

Sarah has years of experience writing for professional and student-run news organizations, and was a columnist for UC Berkeley's newspaper, The Daily Californian. 

Last summer she interned at Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom's office in Sacramento, where she learned the ropes of political communications and writing policy memorandums for the Lt. Gov. She researched and wrote about a myriad of topics, including the University of California's proposed approach to defining anti-Semitism and Computer Science education policy. 

After returning to the Lieutenant Governor's office this summer as a Cal-in-Sacramento Matsui Fellow, she will be spending the fall semester in D.C. as a participant in the University of California Washington Program. 

Blog

california capitol building
07/20/2016
July in Sacramento is hot, slow, and the pollen in the air makes it kind of hard for me to breathe. But aside from being hot, slow-moving, and short of breath, I've made some pretty interesting realizations over the last few weeks. My moments of learning range from observations about office life,...
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06/22/2016
I'm looking out the window at the glassy grey-blue expanse and am surprised when my heart catches in my throat. It’s a visceral reaction, and my chest clenches up with pangs of sad-gladness to see this familiar sight once again. It’s Friday evening, and I'm on a train home to the Bay Area after...