Where Are They Now?

As told through the intern’s own words and pictures

POCC Interns often have an interesting story to tell. See the remarkable growth some of our interns have experienced after completing the program.

Armani Garcia

  • Year Interned – 2019
  • School – Clemson University
  • Year of Graduation – 2023
  • Major – Social Media Strategy
  • Where are they now? I am a Social Media Strategist and Content Creator at The America Project at Clemson University.

Charles Sailor

  • Year Interned – 2018
  • School – Cal State Fullerton
  • Year of Graduation – 2020
  • Major – Economics
  • Where are they now? I am currently employed as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch as a Financial Solutions Advisor.

Hanna Clark

  • Year Interned – 2017
  • School – University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Year of Graduation – 2019
  • Major – Criminal Justice
  • Where are they now? I work for the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as a legal assistant. I am preparing for law school.

Jamari Hartley

  • Year Interned – 2017
  • School – St. John’s University
  • Year of Graduation – 2018
  • Major – Law
  • Where are they now? I am a Government Affairs Coordinator for the Citizens Climate Lobby. I am a former legislative aide with Congressman Paul Cook (CA-08).

Tayler Witherspoon

  • Year Interned – 2019
  • School – Florida Atlantic University
  • Year of Graduation – 2020
  • Major – Political Science
  • Where are they now? I am a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army , working in the Military Police.

Evan Smith

  • Year Interned – 2019
  • School – Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Year of Graduation – 2020
  • Major – Masters of Business Administration
  • Where are they now? I am a National Sales Representative for Hilton Corporate in Dallas, TX.

Dominique Moody

  • Year Interned – 2023
  • School – University of Rochester
  • Year of Graduation – 2023
  • Major – Spanish
  • Where are they now? I am a first-year student at New York Law School with emphasis in criminal prosecution.

Miles Jones

  • Year Interned – 2022
  • School – University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • Year of Graduation – 2022
  • Major – Communications Pre-Law Minor
  • Where are they now? I am a first-year law student at Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University.

Ianna Harrison

  • Year Interned – 2023
  • School – Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Year of Graduation – 2026
  • Major – Exercise Science, Pre Therapy
  • Where are they now? I’m currently a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

Kanani Cronkhite

  • Year Interned – 2023
  • School – Colorado Christian University
  • Year of Graduation – 2024
  • Major – Psychology major with a Political Science minor
  • Where are they now? I work at the Colorado State Capitol as a Legislative Aide for Representative Ryan Armagost.

Róldan Rodriguez

  • Year Interned – 2023
  • School – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Year of Graduation – 2022
  • Major – Political Science
  • Where are they now? I am currently the Campaign Manager’s Assistant for the Bianca Gracia for Texas campaign.

Matthew Handy

  • Year Interned – 2018,2019
  • School – Midway University
  • Year of Graduation – 2024
  • Major – Business Administration / Political Science
  • Where are they now? I am a Business Educator at Hopkinsville High School.
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    I am also the youngest person in Hopkinsville history elected to serve on the Hopkinsville City Council (Ward 12) and currently hold a position on the Pennyroyal Area Museum Board of Directors, Human Rights Commissions and Fire Department Facility Feasibility Study Committee.

Demetricus lion

  • Year Interned – 2023
  • School – Auburn University
  • Year of Graduation – 2024
  • Major – Political Science
  • Where are they now? I’m currently in my senior year of college and am planning to return to Capitol Hill.

Mason Smith

  • Year Interned – 2019
  • School – Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Year of Graduation – 2020
  • Major – Marketing
  • Where are they now? I’m currently a GM&E Solutions Specialist for Hilton Corporate Worldwide
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    in Dallas, TX. I’m also a business owner for “SignME!”

Elissa Nation

  • Year Interned – 2022
  • School – The University of Alabama
  • Year of Graduation – 2024
  • Major – Political Science and Master of Public Administration
  • Where are they now? I am currently a fellow for Tusk Strategies, LLC.

Charrise Lane

  • Year Interned – 2022-23
  • School – Florida A&M University
  • Year of Graduation – 2025
  • Major – Public Relations
  • Where are they now? I am still attending school but I know for sure I have a bright future in the coming years!

Kendall Watts

  • Year Interned – 2017
  • School – Tulane University-School of Law
  • Year of Graduation – 2024
  • Major – Master of Jurisprudence in Employment and Labor Law
  • Where are they now? I am currently working in Philadelphia for a non-profit as a Director of Human Resources.

Bobby Sena

  • Year Interned – 2022
  • School – Rollins College
  • Year of Graduation – 2024
  • Major – Political Science & Communication Studies
  • Where are they now? I’m currently a senior at Rollins College, double majoring in Political Science and Communication Studies.
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    After graduation I plan to pursue a Master’s degree in strategic communication.

Jennifer Ngo

  • Year Interned – 2022
  • School – Case Western Reserve University
  • Year of Graduation – 2024
  • Major – Economics
  • Where are they now? I am finishing up my final year as an undergraduate in May and heading to law school in the fall of 2024.

Noelle Fitchett

  • Year Interned – 2022 & 2023
  • School – California State University
  • Year of Graduation – 2023
  • Major – Biochemistry (B.S.) and Philosophy (B.A.)
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    Moral and Legal Studies (M.S.) from Texas A&M University

  • Where are they now? I serve as a contributor at Young Voice, a Heterodox think tank,
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    where I publish opinion pieces covering topics such as economics, immigration, and religious liberty.

Jessica Zepeda

  • Year Interned – 2021
  • School – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Year of Graduation – 2022
  • Major – Political Science and Psychology
  • Where are they now? I am now working for the Department of Justice.

Grant May

  • Year Interned – 2017
  • School – University of Northern Colorado
  • Year of Graduation – 2020
  • Major – Business Administration and MBA from LSU
  • Where are they now? I am a marketing director for an advertising agency.

Jeremy Thomas

  • Year Interned – 2019 & 2022
  • School – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Year of Graduation – 2022
  • Major – Political Science
  • Where are they now? I am an armed security agent for the Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller of the Manatee County, Florida government.

Jaylene Kennedy

  • Year Interned – 2022
  • School – Florida Atlantic University Wilkes Honors College
  • Year of Graduation – 2022
  • Major – Political Science
  • Where are they now? I am an assistant for Congressman Cory Mills (FL-07) handling healthcare, education, veterans, transportation, and agriculture policy.

Kaitlynn Baker

  • Year Interned – 2023
  • School – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Year of Graduation – 2024
  • Major – Homeland Security
  • Where are they now? I am finishing up my undergraduate degree, and then I plan to attend grad school abroad in Biology.

Carene Simon

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Catherine Hendrix

  • Year Interned – 2016
  • School – Colorado Christian University
  • Year of Graduation – N/A
  • Major – N/A
  • Where are they now? I am currently the Director of External Affairs for ACE Scholarships in Denver, CO.
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    I am an alumna, and sit on the Advisory Board for the Leadership Program of the Rockies, and am a member of The Steamboat Institute’s Emerging Leaders Council.

Harman Kaur

  • Year Interned – 2022
  • School – University of Central Oklahoma
  • Year of Graduation – 2022
  • Major – Political Science
  • Where are they now? I have worked as a community officer at the Oklahoma City Police Department.
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    Currently, I am working as an EL teacher at Hilldale Elementary School in Oklahoma. I am also pursuing a masters degree in Engineering and Technology Management.

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