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DC Semester Q and A

Elmer Martin Uribe
Fall 2009

The people and the experiences in DC cannot be compared to anything else in the country.

Brief bio:

I was born in Peru and moved to Alpharetta, Georgia at the age of 11. I majored in International Affairs with a minor in French. After graduating from the University of Georgia, I attended law school at the Catholic University of America in DC where I graduated in May 2014.

Expected graduation:

May 2010

Degree objective:

B.A. International Affairs

Why I went:

I wanted to do something different with my time at UGA. I not only wanted to live and take classes elsewhere, but I also wanted to work and experience a different city. WSP gave me the opportunity to do all of that. DC was a city that fascinated me because of its extraordinary diversity in every aspect. I knew relatively little about DC, but I wanted to learn more about the city.

Favorite spot to visit:

The National Mall. No matter how many times I visit, it never gets boring.

Most memorable day:

One of the most memorable days was going to see the President at a rally at UMD. It was great seeing the President and feeling all of the energy from those present as he gave his remarks.

Why I'm glad I went:

I’m infinitely glad that I participated in WSP because it made my decision to permanently move to DC so much easier. I loved everything about the city, and I know that it was one of the best decisions of my life. Through WSP, I met some great individuals who have helped me in my career and have had some great opportunities to grow as a person.

Where I interned:

League of United Latin American Citizens

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