Signs of Spring in Washington!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well and staying safe! I write from a very sunny Washington, D.C., where it seems like spring is beginning to bloom. This semester is proving to be one of my busiest yet, balancing a thesis, a seminar, and work full time at the Kennedy Center, but I am loving every minute of it!

One of the perks of working as an intern at the Kennedy Center is free access to performances. Just in the past few weeks, I was able to see dress rehearsals for two operas (Don Giovanni and Samson and Delilah) and sit front row at a performance for the National Symphony Orchestra!  My fellow interns and I have loved getting to take advantage of this opportunity to experience world-class art up close!

Additionally, a few weeks ago my mom came down to visit from Massachusetts. It was great to see her and tour some of the more “touristy” D.C. sites I hadn’t seen yet.  It was a bit chilly, but we enjoyed a beautiful sunset walk around the Capitol!

I am still working steadily on our public policy seminar and developing my thesis. Our thesis is meant to connect to our internship, so I am very excited to write about the relationship between the Kennedy Center and the American Presidency.

Check back in next time to hear about more D.C. adventures!