Yvonne Dorantes, Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Matsui Center Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows
I had the opportunity to witness a child birth a few years ago; I realized how involved nurses are in the baby-delivering process, at times far more than the doctor. This was an eye opening experience because my whole life I had always thought that doctors delivered babies. This summer has also...
Deepika Dilip
Rewind to two years ago: Summer 2014. “So, what did you think about the Supreme Court ruling this morning?” I ask in my biochemistry discussion. I’ve spent the past hour raging to my friend, a recent poli-sci graduate, via text. Pin drop silence. People are confused: what was the ruling? I explain...
Cal-in-Sac Fellows Courtney Sarkin, Kat Nham and Assemblymember Evan Low
Watching the rundown buildings move by through the grimy window of the light rail train, I take a deep breath. The caffeine from my morning coffee has just begun to whir through my veins and clear up any of the lingering fog from drowsiness that enveloped my brain. And as we rattle down the tracks...
Hector Rico
Para todxs lxs compas latinoamericanxs, Room 317. Maximum occupancy: anywhere between 30 and 50 people. Doors open. High heels click-clack as they walk in. Blazers and ties swing by. Legislative aids brush into the room and lobbyists shake each other’s hands. Interns walk towards the leather-padded...
Young Senators at west steps with Senator Mendoza
In today’s public schools, it is easy to see how much importance has been placed in improving student academic achievement. A lesser focus has been placed on civic education and preparing our youth for democratic participation and citizenship. More youth today, than those in earlier generations,...
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...