This summer is slowly coming to a close for me, and it’s honestly surprising how much I’ve learned these past few months.
I’m still a bit unsure what I’m going to do after finishing at Berkeley, but I’m glad I have some ideas.
Immigration politics and law, working with refugees, and public health are all areas of interest to me, more so than any other subject. I’ve started looking into law schools and grad schools. Georgetown and Tufts both have excellent joint J.D. and Masters programs (although I’m not sure I can get into either). And I’m definitely taking a year or two off to work in between.
I’ve also learned quite a lot about white-collar crime and criminal prosecution, and that’s also something I wouldn’t mind going into. The thing that’s stopping me from trying to be a District Attorney is the fact that I would be working in a bubble. I want a job that requires global perspectives and connections; I refuse to fall into the trap of being only concerned with the problems in one city or one state or one country. Don’t get me wrong; being a DA for a city is a tough job, but most DAs tend to focus on the issues of their own specific cities. I think we’re entering an era with a whole slew of problems that necessitate international cooperation, and I want to be a part of that.
I wonder, though, if that’s too ambitious of a goal?