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Legal Services Corporation
Trisha interned at the Legal Services Corporation during her semester in Washington, D.C. After graduating from Loyola in 2019, she will be attending the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy for her master’s degree. Trisha is a recipient of the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship and after graduation in 2021, she will become a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State.
Office of the US Trade Representative
After graduating in with distinguished honors in Political Science and International Studies, Jessika I interned at Senator Duckworth’s Chicago office. She is currently a fellow in the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Hannah Gabbard graduated from Loyola University Chicago in May 2018. Hannah enrolled at Syracuse University College of Law in Fall 2018 and will graduate Spring 2021. She currently writes about human rights issues for Impunity Watch News at Syracuse Law.
Congressman Danny Davis
Hannah is pursuing her MPPA at Northwestern and working as a paralegal for Geraci Law LLC.
Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture
After returning to Chicago from D.C., Sadie worked for The Phoenix, Loyola’s student-run newspaper, as a copy editor. After graduating, Sadie graduated and moved to Austin, Texas where she works for Uber Eats (for Uber) as a Marketing Coordinator.
American Federation of Teachers
After finishing the Loyola Washington, D.C. Program, Jessica graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in International Studies and Philosophy. She works for Congressman Mike Quigley of Illinois' Fifth Congressional District as a Congressional Aide in his Chicago office. Jessica handles a variety of different tasks including constituent services and education outreach. She is also the Intern Coordinator for Congressman Quigley’s district office internship program.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly
At Loyola, Kelsey studied political science and English and was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma and Inside Government. Through the DC program, Kelsey developed her passion for politics, met some of her best friends, and explored the city. Back in Chicago, Kelsey interned for LBH Chicago, a political fundraising firm, and Senator Julie Morrison’s state senate campaign. Most recently, Kelsey was an intern at Reform for Illinois, advocating for reforms that would address campaign finance laws and encourage transparency. After graduating from Loyola in December 2018, she moved back to DC and started interning with 50CAN, an education advocacy nonprofit, and was hired as a Development Associate in May. When Kelsey isn’t working, she loves exploring DC, shopping at Eastern Market, and going to the Postal Museum.
Senator Al Franken
Brigid (’17 BA, ’18 MPP) currently works with the Chicago Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth as the Scheduling & Staff Assistant. In her role, Brigid oversees the Chicago Office’s intern program and handles the Senator’s in-state visits. As the Intern Coordinator, she reviews prospective intern applications, extends interviews and internship offers, onboards the new interns and supports them in their roles throughout their internship. When the Senator visits Illinois, Brigid handles the logistics of the visit, from the timing to the locations. She also reviews the invitations for the Senator and compiles briefings for her in-state visits. Brigid has been in this role since June 2018.
McAllister and Quinn
Dimitri is a JD Candidate at the John Marshall Law School. Dimitri interned with McAllister and Quinn (M&Q), which he found to be a comfortable, fast paced and engaging work environment. His experience there proved instrumental in helping him decide what he likes to do and how he can pursue those passions. Dimitri enjoyed living and working in the diverse and bustling metropolis that is DC. Whether exploring the plethora of interesting museums, diverse neighborhoods or delicious restaurants, the city offers visitors an unforgettable experience. He strongly encourages every eligible Loyola student to seriously consider the D.C. program and all that it can offer.
After graduating December 2018, Emily moved to DC to work with nonprofit Sound Off as an Associate Development Officer. Sound Off is a nonprofit that works to connect Veterans with mental health professionals through a free, anonymous mobile platform. Emily enjoys fundraising for the organization and is thankful for the DC program where she first experienced working in nonprofit fundraising and development.
Dan works in Chicago as an Account Manager for a tech startup company called FactoryFix. He majored in Advertising/Public Relations. He loved the DC program because it allowed him to get out of my comfort zone and build a tight-knit community with new people.