The Victory Institute is proud to announce the fourth class of the Victory Congressional Internship, a selective program that provides outstanding undergraduate LGBT leaders with a unique experience on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
These 4 students will spend the fall semester interning on Capitol Hill, engaging in community service projects and attending leadership and professional development trainings. Click here to apply for the Spring 2013 class.
The Fall 2012 Victory Congressional Interns are (listed from left to right in picture):
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Ladimir is a senior at Hawaii Pacific University studying social work and the social sciences with a focus on LGBT and disability populations. He most recently worked with the Life Foundation of Honolulu to establish the Gay-Straight Alliance Hawaii program. Through this program, the Life Foundation has funded and aided in the creation of fifteen Gay-Straight Alliances in Hawaii’s universities and high schools.
Emily S. Ryan
Senator Jeff Merkley
Emily S. Ryan is senior at Marylhurst University where she focuses her Interdisciplinary Studies coursework on social and environmental policy. Emily’s previous experience includes work with Basic Rights Oregon on issues of racial justice, service as the Board Co-Chair for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, and Treasurer for Asian Pacific Islander Pride.
Representative Michael Honda
Moya is a rising senior at Stanford University studying philosophy and political theory. She works as a staff member in Stanford’s unofficial LGBT housing cooperative and is also a core member of Stanford Students for Queer Liberation. Through Students for Queer Liberation, Moya has organized discussions on race, gender and sexuality and recently coordinated a campus-wide clothing drive for homeless queer youth.
Representative Keith Ellison
Christopher is a rising junior at Harvard University studying American History and Literature with a focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Chris serves as a senior staffer in the Harvard Model Congress and volunteers with several Boston-area mentoring programs including the Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment project and the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Program.