11 new White House interns are from Bay Area

The Spring 2011 roster of White House interns includes almost a dozen either hailing from, or who have studied in, the Bay Area:

  • Sadie Brinton, San Francisco (Arizona State University)
  • Kimberly Castle, Oakland (Northwestern University)
  • Kelly Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Chelsea Forbes-Terry, Hayward (Arizona State University)
  • Tiffany Gonzalez, San Francisco (Georgetown University Law Center)
  • Christa Hall, Citrus Heights (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Darshini Patel, Palo Alto (Wellesley College)
  • Sarah Reinheimer, Sacramento (University of San Francisco)
  • Dana Spindler, San Francisco (University of Washington)
  • Taryn Toyama, Fremont (San Jose State University)
  • Amira Valliani, Fremont (Yale University)
  • The program’s mission is to “make the White House accessible to future leaders all around the nation and cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.” Interns work in one of several White House departments, including the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of the Chief of Staff, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Health Reform, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of White House Counsel, the Office of Energy and Climate Change, the National Economic Council, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Presidential Personnel Office, the Communications Department, the Domestic Policy Council, the Office of the First Lady, and the Office of the Vice President.

    Josh Richman

    Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.