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Profiles in Liberty: Looking to the Future

by Dan Barrett / /

With all their tax, communications, and research training, what will our NTU and NTUF interns be doing this fall? We asked them, and here’s what they said!

Government Affairs Interns:

  • Melodie Bowler will be staying in the area and searching for a job in policy research.
  • Michael Liguori is transferring to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he will continue to work towards an International Relations degree and minors in Economics and Arabic.

Foundation Communications Interns:

  • Jihun Han is returning to Syracuse University to complete his junior year. He is looking forward to continuing his program in radio broadcasting.
  • Sam Jordan will be returning to George Mason University in the fall. She plans to use her improved communication skills on the University’s competitive speech team.

Foundation Research Interns:

  • Steve Adams will be headed back to Hampden-Sydney College to complete his senior year.  He was elected to represent his classmates as a student senator, and will be working to complete his thesis on capital punishment.
  • Paul Bartow has just started a job at the American Enterprise Institute as an American History Research Assistant. He is excited to apply the research and communication skills he honed at NTUF in his new position.
  • Alex Eblen has a fall internship with Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer from Missouri.
  • Catherine Fitzhugh will be returning to Grove City College to complete her senior semester. While there, she will continue her role as a Student Research Fellow at the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College.
  • Kelly Hastings will be moving back to Tennessee and conducting an extensive job search. She completed her degree in Economics this past spring.
  • Ian Johnson will be spending some time with his family and then returning to Brigham Young University in January.
  • Gordon Miller hopes to advance free-market principles by obtaining a job at an educational organization or a think tank in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • JR Ridley will be headed back to Vanderbilt University where he will continue his work with the Medical School IT Department.
  • Daniel Simmons will return to Texas with his family. He is the owner of a power washing company, and will be completing the capstone class of his MBA program.

The Profiles in Liberty series will have one more instalment this summer. Stay tuned to Government Bytes to see what our interns have to say about their internship experience this summer.

Thanks to Catherine Fitzhugh for developing the Profiles in Liberty series and interviewing our interns.