Queenie Lam

Placement: Congressional Intern with Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA-7) at the U.S. House of Representatives Placement Location: Washington, D.C. Major: Political Science and Media Studies

Queenie Lam is a first-generation college student at UC Berkeley, double-majoring in Political Science and Media Studies. Her main interests lie between the intersection of politics, public policy, and marketing in how it affects the legislative process and campaign cycle. Her previous experience includes working the Secretary of State to advocate for voter education and...

Cheyenne Laux

Placement: National Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Cheyenne Laux is a graduating senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Anthropology. As a junior, she transferred to Berkeley from Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz. Cheyenne's main interests within anthropology are archaeology and museum studies, with a focus in collections management and the stewardship aspect of museum collections. In the future, she plans to pursue a Master's in Museum Studies, and advocate the importance of public engagement with anthropology.

Bailey Maher

Placement: Keith Watters and Associates Major: Public Policy I am currently a third-year majoring in Sociology, with a minor in Public Policy. I am extremely excited to announce that I have been hired as a legal intern at Keith Watters and Associates, a small law firm in Washington DC for the Spring Semester. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to attend trials and develop my legal skills. I plan on applying to law school next fall, and aspire to be an attorney working in the public interest sector, specifically with foster youth and underprivileged communities.

Heidi Mendiola

2022 Matsui Washington Fellow

Daniela Rodas

2021 Matsui Washington Fellow
Placement: International Law Institute Placement Location: Washington, D.C.

As a 23-year-old UC Berkeley senior, Daniela Rodas sees herself as a person who strives to be her best in every area of life. Be it as a former student government representative at the Santa Rosa Junior College, as an AmeriCorps health and wellness ambassador, or most recently as a newly certified E.M.T. working with the American Red Cross and other nonprofit volunteer-based organizations where she helps provide care and support for individuals in need.

When faced with life...

Maggie Tsao

2022 Matsui Washington Fellow

Katrina Michelle Villacisneros

Placement: U.S. Department of State

Katrina is a fourth-year transfer student at the University of California, Berkeley studying Global Studies with a concentration in Peace and Conflict. While at Berkeley, she served as an open source investigator at the Berkeley Law Human Rights Center, a teaching assistant for Beginning and Intermediate Filipino classes, and a mentor within the Pilipinx community. She received the Summer 2018 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship where she studied Advanced Filipino with a focus on cultural indigenous elements on Northern...