Former Interns

Annie Brennan is a junior at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is majoring in psychology and has completed coursework in the areas of law, biology, and English. Annie is extremely interested in law and criminal justice and is considering pursuing those areas after graduating. In her spare time, Annie enjoys archery and Tae Kwon Do.

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Regina Woolridge is a pre-medical student at Georgetown, majoring in Government with a minor in Spanish. She hopes to combine medicine and journalism to help improve human rights for the disadvantaged.

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Nick Slater is a senior journalism major at Quinnipiac University with a double minor in Spanish and criminal justice. He is passionate about investigating cases. You can find him on the baseball field when he’s not in the courthouse.

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Julia Guercio is a senior at the State University of New York in Cortland, where she is studying criminology. She plans to join law enforcement post-grad.

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Brooke Welsh is a rising junior at The University of Colorado Boulder. She is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in photography.

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Anthony Scanzo-Masiero is a sophomore at George Mason University studying Criminology. He enjoys writing music and singing and running cross country.

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Louie Shearon is from Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is majoring in Communication and Media at St. Norbert College. He is currently enrolled at the Washington Media Institute.

Olivia Osborne is a sophomore at The George Washington University. She is from Charleston, South Carolina. She is a Journalism and Mass Communication major and hopes to pursue a career in writing.

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Rebekah Herman is a junior at Keuka College in upstate New York. She’s working toward a Bachelor’s degree in political science and history with minors in criminology and pre-law. She previously interned with McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Center and wants to graduate and work in a field that helps and protects children.

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Shams Sohani is a graduate from Emory University where he majored in Sociology and minored in Spanish. He hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) and eventually attend medical school.


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Jasmin Fleming is a senior at Howard University. She is studying criminology with a minor in legal communications. She hopes to receive her Master’s degree in psychology and pursue a career in criminal/forensic psychology, concentrating on juvenile offenders.

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Emily Mariano is a junior at The George Washington University. She is double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology and is minoring in Law & Society.

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Maggi Chambers is currently a sophomore at Howard University. She is studying International Business with a minor in Arabic. She hopes to receive a Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate.

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Jerel Flint is an intern with D.C. Witness. He is from Nashville, Tenn. Jerel obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Memphis. He is currently enrolled at the Washington Media Institute in DC.

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William Lennon is a senior at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. He has covered climate and agriculture for and student affairs for the GW Hatchet, an independent student newspaper at the university. Before moving to D.C., he lived in Chicago and wrote about music.

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Julia Kenney is a Junior at Vanguard University of Southern California. She is studying Sociology and is planning to graduate early with a minor in Public Policy. Julia is very passionate about Social Justice and wants to advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves.

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James Cohen, a senior at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is earning his Bachelor’s degree in philosophy with an emphasis on law and criminality. He plans to go to law school following his graduation.

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Stephen Seizilles de Mazancourt is a grad student from ISIT University, Paris, where he hopes to receive his Master’s degree in Conference Interpreting with English, French and Russian.

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Trish Nelson is a Navy veteran and Penn State University graduate. Patricia has contributed pieces to the Navy Times and The Morning Call in Allentown, Penn.

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Owen Meech is a junior at Quinnipiac University pursuing a double major in journalism and political science. He hopes to receive his Master’s degree in Interactive Media and eventually work in political journalism.

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Thamar Bailey is a junior at Quinnipiac University, where she is studying journalism and minoring in Spanish and political science. She hopes to pursue a career in journalism focusing on social justice.

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Merdie Nzanga is a junior at Howard University where she is studying journalism with a minor in political science. She is from Seattle and hopes to become a news reporter.

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Madison Dudley is a junior at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. She is double majoring in communications and global studies with a minor in studio art.

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Marie Zimmerman is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder where she is studying Political Science. She plans to pursue a law degree post-undergrad.

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Jesse Hughes is a broadcast production student entering his senior year at the University of Colorado Boulder. Hughes is from Philadelphia and practices boxing and martial arts in his spare time.

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new brianBrian Strack is a sophomore at St. Norbert College, where he is studying communications, with a concentration in media studies. He is from Oak Creek, Wisc., and intends on pursuing a career in journalism.

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new dorahDorah Labatte is a student at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., where she is pursuing her degree in broadcast journalism, with a minor in math.

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new hayleyHayley Sanchez is a junior studying journalism and creative writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is passionate about social justice, but also enjoys pop culture and loves music.

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new lexiLexi Rodencal is a junior, double majoring in English and Communications, with a media concentration at St. Norbert College.

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Kimberly Jahns

Kimberly Jahns of Appleton, Wisconsin will begin her senior year at St. Norbert College in the fall. Jahns is studying communications and media studies.

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Madeleine Kimble is from Westport, Conn. She is a senior at the University of Michigan studying communications and Chinese language and culture.

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Alex Friedrich is a graduate from the University of Mary Washington where he majored in history. He lives in Reston, Va. and enjoys fishing and reading in his spare time.