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Editor's Note: We are pleased to share this update from our 2013 Public Interest Scholarship Winner Aurora Heller.
July brings with it the halfway point for my summer internship. After roughly a month straight of rain in Upstate New York, it is good to still be in an office with a cheery disposition.
I grew up in Upstate New York. So, instead of the excitement of a new city, I have the familiar feeling of home each day. After the stress of 1L year, I think this is a good thing. I get to see my family and my adorable cat, and while I have to see the adult world each day at work, I get to come home to at least some of the comforts that I saw when I was growing up (note—thanks for doing the laundry mom!). In more good news, I have always found Albany to be an exciting city. Including the surrounding suburbs, we have two malls, outlets within 30 minutes, restaurants, bars, and breweries. In other words, I can eat and shop all I want! There are also numerous outside activities, but I’m not exactly the outdoors type. Thus, for fun I have filled my free time with Bikram yoga. The law is a very stressful field, and I am very pleased to have enough time this summer to develop a skill set that will help me to center myself throughout the rest of my career. This is not something I would have been able to do without the Ms. JD Public Interest Scholarship, and I would like to take this time to extend my gratitude.