From left to right: Garrick Anderson, Ceanna Hayes, Madeline Peltzer, Iruoma Ezumba, Justin Witt, Emma Eisenman, Jacob Householder, Alina Malkowski, Hannah Wing and Aaron Lehman.
The Mackinac Center would like to welcome and introduce its interns for 2019.
Returning to Mackinac for a second internship, Aaron Lehman has joined the environmental policy staff this summer. Lehman is a sophomore at Grove City College, where he is pursuing a degree in general biology, studying philosophy and Greek, and serving as the president of the Sign Language Club.
Alina Malkowski is helping with events and serving as the Overton intern. She is a junior at Central Michigan University, studying dietetics. Malkowski is a Michigan native who loves to travel and admire the Great Lakes State.
Ceanna Hayes, who is in an internship program of the Charles Koch Institute, has joined the communications team at the Mackinac Center for the summer. A sophomore at Hillsdale College, she is studying politics and serves as the vice president of Hillsdale’s branch of Young Americans for Freedom. She aims to work in energy and environmental policy after she graduates.
Fiscal intern Chase Slasinski is joining Mackinac for his third summer. He is double-majoring in economics and political theory at the James Madison College of Michigan State University and is considering law school.
Emma Eisenman is a research intern, working on criminal justice policy, and a junior at Hillsdale College, where she studies German and international law. She is a member of the school’s Mock Trial team and chapter of the Federalist Society, and serves as vice president of the German honor society, Delta Phi Alpha. Eisenman hopes to work in the German embassy in Washington, D.C., after college.
In his third summer at Mackinac, Garrick Anderson is working on environmental policy. He is studying philosophy at Thomas Edison State University. This fall, he will begin his eighth year of being involved in Christian Communicators of America, a homeschool debate league. Anderson will be a coach in the league for his third year.
Hannah Wing is the second Charles Koch intern this summer. A senior economics major at Hillsdale College, she is working in education policy. She hopes to study economics in graduate school.
Iruoma Ezumba has joined the communications team for the summer. She earned her undergraduate law degree at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Ezumba worked as an attorney and in the financial sector for 10 years before coming to the U.S. She is currently a graduate student at Central Michigan University, studying communications.
SPN fellow Jacob Householder is joining Mackinac’s advancement department for the summer. He is a senior at Brigham Young University-Idaho, studying financial economics. Householder plans to work at the Madison Liberty Institute after graduation and intends to apply what he learns about development here at Mackinac.
Justin Witt is joining the advancement team this summer and will enter his freshman year at the University of Notre Dame this fall. He hopes to study business and is interested in politics and global affairs. Witt also founded the nonprofit Storybox Books, which promotes literacy and educational opportunities around the globe.
Madeline Peltzer is joining the Mackinac Center as this summer’s Capitol Confidential intern. She is a junior at Hillsdale College, pursuing a degree in politics with a minor in journalism. Peltzer is the vice president of the Student Federation, a Dow Journalism Program fellow, an assistant news editor of the Hillsdale Collegian, and the founder and president of Hillsdale’s chapter of Young Women for America.