Check out our Alumni Spotlights!


Each #CalStateDCAlumniSpotlight, highlights a gradute who participated in our program in the past. Here you can hear about how the Cal State DC Scholars Program helped benefit them in a variety of ways.

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Leoandro Otero



 "The best feature of working in DC was the variety of tasks I was given. There was hardly a dull moment on the job and I would rarely end up doing the same thing twice. My internship far exceeded the expectations I had and I would not have changed a thing about it."

- Leandro Otero, 2008 Alumni




"Don't hold back. Participate in all of the activities the program offers and in your free time just do a quick Google search of sites in the area. You'll never run out of amazing experiences!"

- Rachel Herzog, 2017 Alumni


Rachel Herzog


Diana Coronado




“The program laid the foundation for my career in politics and government affairs.  It made me competitive for the Sacramento Fellows program at the California State Capitol and contributed to many other opportunities.”

- Diana Coronado, 2009 Alumni



"Participating in the Cal Sate DC program opened the door to a wide network like-minded individuals that helped accelerate my interest and understanding in politics and international relations. In addition, the support that I received from my peers, faculty and staff was instrumental in my job seeking process."

- Marco Sanchez, 2018 Alumni


Marcho Sanchez Alumni