LET’S TALK ABOUT…
Sophomore. English Major. Friend.
Marshall is the only one in the Clunie House to do a split internship. What this means is that he spends his Mondays and Wednesdays at the California Pacific Medical Center and his Fridays at Made In A Free World (formerly known as Slavery Footprint) a non-profit organization. One internship fits his major while he writes on different social media sites, researches, and learns about copy editing whereas the other internship follows one of his interests. At the medical center, Marshall works in the opthalmology lab, the nuclear medicine lab, the cardiac center lab, the emergency department, and the ambulatory unit. I asked him if he had a favorite internship between the two and he said, “no, it’s really great to have both. They are both really different.”
One of Marshall’s favorite spots in San Francisco is the Bison paddock in Golden Gate Park. If you haven’t seen it before, they might come as a surprise to see these giant and graceful animals. It almost seems out of place, but anything goes in San Francisco. Marshall also said that he loves riding the different bus lines. He said, “different bus lines have different personalities.” Taking the bus is a great way to interact with the people of San Francisco and it makes traveling around the city fun. The 71 bus is his favorite. It runs from Market Street through The Haight. Marshall described the vibrant personalities and scents. He says it’s very stimulating both socially and aromatically.
Something that Marshall has learned so far this semester abroad is how to understand the build environment around us. We read a book called The Space Between by Eric Jacobsen which describes what it means to live in different places and the benefits of new urbanism. Marshall said after reading this book, he now knows how important it is to have access to your neighborhood and to invest time in them.