Ariel Bronstein (she/her) is a Master Student in American Studies at George Washington University beginning in Fall 2022. Prior to coming to GWU she completed her undergraduate from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in History, and minors in English and Hellenic Studies. This is her first time living outside of Northern California since she was born and raised in Sacramento. When she got her acceptance letter for the MA program in American Studies, her family started to say “Ariel is going *Cap. to Cap.*” since she would be trading her life in the sunny state capital of California for a life in the chilly winters of the nation’s capital. Though she does not (yet) miss the California weather, she does miss her dog— Rollo— and kitty — Dubois. Her goal has been to visit one museum, memorial, or historical site in DC or on the East Coast every Saturday. She looks forward to integrating what she learns on these Saturday treasure hunts into my academic writing. And when she cannot, at least she will have an incredible photo collection documenting her adventures in DC.