Washington, D.C.

Where I Studied

cherry blossoms
on the GU campus
In 2004, I went to Washington, D.C. for the first time, coming as a 7th grader who had just won the Alaska level of the National Geographic Bee. Although I really disliked how hot it was, and I didn't go far at the national level of the Bee, that experience was the prelude to my future life in D.C.

Georgetown seen from Key Bridge
When I visited D.C. again in the spring of 2009, I realized I was far more comfortable in the District's unique environment than in any other city I'd been to. I also decided to attend Georgetown University.

While they required some adaptation, both the university and the District of Columbia were a great match for my interests and personal development. For the fall semester of my junior year, I studied abroad in Strasbourg, France. Then during my senior year, I focused on the incredibly educational experience of writing an honors thesis: "Lingít kha Waashdan Khwáan, the Tlingit and the Americans: Interactions and Transformations, 1856-1896." I graduated from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service in May 2013.

Civil War Memorial
For blogposts involving my "college town"—the capital of the United States—turn here. For all my posts involving Georgetown, click here.
Georgetown's Healy Hall

protesting at the Capitol