Ep. 13 – Freeholder Shanti Narra

Today we sit down with someone that has had many “firsts” in her electoral career. Shanti Narra is a Freeholder in Middlesex County, in which she was the first freeholder of South Asian descent in New Jersey, as well as being the first female South Asian elected when she was a councilwoman in North Brunswick[…]

Week 4 – Following Our Dreams

By: Anika Madhusudhan Politics is a word with many definitions. The word doesn’t mean the same thing to different people. Some people have a disdain for it, whereas others thoroughly enjoy everything about it. To me, politics meant shady backroom deals and smiles that would quickly turn to scowls as soon as you have your[…]

Week 3 – Mr. Seetamraju Goes to Washington

By: Varun Seetamraju When I got back home in the early hours of the morning last Saturday, I remember my Mom asking the usual parent question: “What was the highlight of your trip to Washington, D.C.?” We had just completed a grueling but exhilarating day trip to our nation’s capital, to learn about the inner[…]

Looking Back, Moving Forward

By Akul Umamageswaran It’s hard to believe that our NJLP Summer Fellowship has come to an end! It may have only been six weeks, but these six weeks have given me some of the best opportunities and experiences I could’ve asked for. I, along with my fellows cohort, interned with councilmen, Members of the New Jersey[…]

My Invaluable NJLP Summer Experience

By Indhu Kanakaraj As my time with Assemblywoman Angela McKnight’s office reaches its culmination, I begin to reflect upon this experience. It seems unfathomable that my routine no longer consists of boarding the bus at its scheduled time and arriving at the front door of the office within exactly twenty-four minutes. However, I absorb all the[…]