2015 Fellow Dinner at Union Station

After their first week interning at various federal agencies, the 2015 ILF Civic Fellows gathered at Union Station’s Center Cafe to enjoy a dinner hosted by Mrs. Lily Mui, ILF New York Advisor. Fellows were able to chat while relaxing in the ambiance of the beautiful historic station.

ILF Civic Fellows Selina, Aaron, and Wayne are excited for dinner.
ILF Civic Fellows Selina, Aaron, and Wayne are excited for dinner.
Take two!
ILF Fellows with Program Director Ms. Soo-Kyung Koo, ILF New York Advisor Ms. Lily MuI

An interesting tidbit: at the height of Union Station’s traffic during World War II, as many as 200,000 people passed through in a single day. It wasn’t that busy when we visited, but we did have a great opportunity to people-watch the many travelers below as we sat on the extended balcony of Center Cafe.

To round out the dinner, we had a surprise birthday celebration for the fellows with June/July birthdays. We were treated to a beautifully decorated red velvet cake as we all wished Michelle, Selina, Henry and Emily a very special happy birthday.

ILF Cake!
ILF Cake! Sooo good.
ILF Fellows Henry, Emily, and Selina are cutting the cake
ILF Fellows Henry, Emily, and Selina are cutting the cake

After the dinner, ILF Fellow Andre Luu gave a small presentation on the history of Union Station. For Andre’s thoughts and experiences thus far in D.C., please visit his personal blog.

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Left to right: ILF Fellows William Yang, Jing Chen, Sam Kim, Sofi Sinozich, Hali Mo, Joyce Kim, Andre Luu, and ILF Fellowship Coordinator Justin Lee

 

 

Post written by 2015 ILF Fellows Hali Mo and Calvin Su