tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. what about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?

These past few months have been an invaluable and irreplaceable time for me as a African-American Political Association Intern. From scanning files, to writing letters, to attending Fourth of July parades and to answering nerve-wracking phone calls, I now have an experience that is unique and special to myself.
Before I started working at Assemblywoman Julian Baker’s office, I was very apprehensive. The idea of working for the government – although exciting – was daunting to me. However, with each case I worked on, and with each phone call I received, I realized that each constituent was a puzzle piece of a bigger picture that was the 16th district. Every word, every detail, every person mattered to the work that we did. It wasn’t just the government I was working for anymore – I was also working for the people living down the street and also the people living in my community of the Bay Area. For the first time in my life, I understood what it really meant to give back to my community. It was truly an honor to have taken part of a program that allows each intern to take away something personal from his or her work.