Left to right: Jordan Barker, Dixon Anderson, Kyle Sweitzer, Amelia Molitor, Olivia Miller, Genevieve O’Gara,
Caleb Bartes, Phoebe Johnston, Andrew Reder, Olivia Traxler, Gabriel Powell, Victoria Aultman and Joshua Antonini.
Dixon Anderson, who joined the Mackinac Center in October as the graphic design intern, enjoys painting, drawing and playing pickleball. He hopes to pursue graphic design as a full- time career.
Joshua Antonini, who recently graduated from Hillsdale College with a degree in economics, is an environmental policy intern. An avid debater, he plans on graduate studies in political science.
Victoria Aultman returns to the Mackinac Center as the fiscal policy intern. A senior at Saginaw Valley State University, she studies political science and criminal justice. Aultman is a founder of the SVSU Turning Point USA chapter.
Jordan Barker has been an advancement intern since March. He studies business management at Northwood University, where he participates in Collegiate DECA. Barker looks forward to enjoying a boat he bought with a friend.
Caleb Bartes, also an advancement intern, studies communications, economics and government at American University. He loves creating art. Bartes plans a future of fighting for justice reform and free-market advocacy.
Phoebe Johnston is an environmental policy intern. She is the vice president of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Hillsdale College, where she studies economics and biology. Johnston plans to continue environmental policy work after law or graduate school.
Olivia Miller is returning to the Mackinac Center, working in advancement. A rising sophomore at the University of Texas-Dallas, she studies business and economic policy. She serves as a vice president for Alpha Kappa Psi and enjoys travel.
Amelia Molitor joined the Center as an Advancement and Events intern. She will be attending Walsh University in the fall, where she intends to study clinical psychology. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and baking.
Genevieve O’Gara is the inaugural Frank Beckmann Center for Journalism intern. She is a rising senior at Hillsdale College, where she studies English. O’Gara, who enjoys reading and baking, hopes to work in publishing, perhaps as an editor.
Gabriel Powell is a communications intern. He is a rising senior at Hillsdale College, where he studies politics. Powell is a member of the mock trial team and plans to attend law school.
This summer’s education policy intern is Andrew Reder, who studies economics and management at Northwood University. A leader in the campus Turning Point USA chapter, he enjoys coin collecting.
Kyle Sweitzer joined the Mackinac Center as an advancement intern. A recent graduate of Grove City College, he studied political science and was a marketing fellow for the Institute for Faith and Freedom. He plans to continue working in the liberty movement.
Olivia Traxler joined the Mackinac Center as a communications intern. In addition to studying communications at Notre Dame, she belongs to several recreational clubs. Traxler hopes to pursue a career in marketing and communications.