Summer in DC

Author: Matt Gould, W’14

While most interns in D.C. are finishing up their summer intern programs, I am an oddity, in that I just started a condensed (4 week) program at the U.S. Dairy Export Council last week. Although I would be absolutely thrilled to write about dairy exports and domestic milk price volatility (seriously, if you ever want to talk about dairy markets let me know), I thought that it would be fun to share some pictures that I’ve taken as I have explored Washington.

There also is a common theme: a connection to Penn.

Looking past Pennsylvania towards the Washington Monument (WWII Memorial)

This picture of an elephant seal (Smithsonian- Natural History) was too cute to pass up and plus, our very own Dr. Shermin de Silva has been conducting research on elephant social networks (not quite an elephant seal, but close enough).

The jobsite for many Penn interns, both in the summer and throughout the semester, thanks to the Semester in Washington Program.

No tour around Washington is complete without a photo of the White House.

Someday, I hope we’ll have a Penn alum’s who can be tagged in this picture.



Filed under Historical, Matthew G.

2 responses to “Summer in DC

  1. C. Ryan

    We did have a Penn alumnus who lived in that White House, a medical alumnus: William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States.

  2. Washington has such character, doesn’t it?

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