For this free-write blog post I wanted to briefly share about the community that I have found here with the other members of this program. Coming in I wasn’t sure how we’d all get along. I understood that everyone in the program were kind people but I had my doubts that we’d actually form friendships through the course of the summer. I could not have been more wrong. In just that span of these 6 weeks I’ve had so many wonderful experiences with my fellow DCBRP members. From kitchen conversations to trivia night and watching the fireworks it has truly been a wonderful time. Everyone in the program is so intelligent, thoughtful and funny. Any conversation maybe just as likely to go in the way of discussing Geo-politics as it some ridiculous discussion on the merits of going out to eat. Beyond enjoying their company for the summer these are people I would love to engage with going into next school year. I can honestly say that this summer program has been a positive experience so far for me and a large part of that is due to the people I am sharing the program with. To all of you, thank you!