Intern Alumni

Sagamore has hosted nearly 200 graduates of our internship program to date. We invite you to review each class below and click on their names to see how they’ve continued to grow as professionals and exemplary citizens.

Meet Sagamore's Summer 2022 Interns

Sagamore is committed to developing the next generation of young leaders with a creative vision to pursue the common good and advance human flourishing. We welcome the following students who share a passion for championing free enterprise, fostering individual opportunity, and expanding democracy. 

Andrew Bruner Policy Center Research

Andrew Bruner is a junior at Taylor University, where he plans to graduate with a BS in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics with Information Systems and Analytics. After graduating from Taylor, Andrew plans to pursue a master’s program or fellowship oriented around leadership development, public policy, or business entrepreneurship. At Sagamore Institute, Andrew is excited to participate at the forefront of public policy and to learn from some of the best in the field.

Denise Chisveto Policy Center Research

Denise Chisveto is currently enrolled as an LL.M student in the World Trade law track at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of law. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Eswatini. Outside of school, Denise is interested in volunteer work, traveling, listening to music, and exploring nature. Denise is looking forward to working at Sagamore this summer to further her interests in policy research and international development, especially in Africa. 

Jackson Hern Policy Center Research

Jackson Hern is a rising junior at Clemson University in South Carolina pursuing a B.A.’s in Economics and Political Science. He is extremely extroverted, an avid skier, and a sports enthusiast. He also enjoys being outdoors with friends anytime he can! After undergrad, he plans to attend law school to study constitutional law. He is most looking forward to honing in on specific policy interests through exploring Sagamore’s work around Indianapolis and around the globe.

John Maier Africa Rising Research

John Maier is a rising sophomore at Princeton University where he studies history. His typical school interests are related to early Christianity, but he is also interested in public policy. During his internship at Sagamore, he is most looking forward to learning more about Liberia and policies related to developing countries.

Mac Scully Africa Rising Research

Mac Scully is originally from the United States. He has recently relocated to Kenya, hoping that he would be able to experience opportunities that would allow him to grow both personally and professionally. He has been conducting research on a local program in Nairobi. He is looking forward to learning from researchers at the Sagamore Institute.

Meet Sagamore's Summer 2021 Interns

Ian Ansel • Africa Rising Research

Ian Ansel is a rising 2L student at IU-McKinney School of Law. Originally from Colubmus, OH, Ian graduated from Mercyhurst University in 2014 with a degree in Political Science, International Relations concentration. Between undergrad and law school, Ian played professional hockey and moved to Milwaukee, WI to train for the Olympics in Long Track Speed Skating. He met his wife, Melanie, in Milwaukee and they got married last year. Ian also works a part-time job at Peace Water Winery and his interests include sports, wine, cars, films, and reading.

Faith Austin • Policy Center Research

Faith Austin is a rising senior at Carmel High School and is on track to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma this May.  She plans to take a gap year to study abroad before attending university and pursuing a career in the intersection of law, global affairs, and international development. At the Sagamore Institute, Faith enjoys stimulating academic discussions with the intern class, connecting with the senior fellows, and pursuing eye-opening research projects. She currently serves on Mayor Jim Brainard’s Youth Council and enjoys geocaching, video production, and volunteering at her church.

Nick Baird • Policy Center Research

As a result of attending public schools in Marion county, Nick is passionate about closing the wealth, income, and achievement gaps. This summer, he hopes to learn more about and contribute to existing efforts in that arena. He is a Master of Public Affairs candidate at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs focusing on public finance and community development. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and, prior to attending graduate school, spent time as a licensed financial advisor providing investment guidance to retirees in Ann Arbor Michigan. 

Sophia Downey • Policy Center Research

Sophia Downey is a rising senior at Indiana University-Bloomington studying Policy Analysis through the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She is also minoring in Spanish and Financial Literacy and is pursuing a Certificate of Applied Research and Inquiry. Her main policy interests include economic policy and national security. This summer she looks forward to working with Sagamore Institute fellows and the opportunity to giveback to her hometown of Indianapolis.

Kyle Ellis • Africa Rising Research

Kyle Ellis is a J.D. candidate at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, hiking, and traveling. This summer, he is looking forward to having more time to explore and discover new things about Indianapolis.

Priya Malik • Criminal Justice Research

Priya Malik is a rising 2L at Indiana University McKinney School of Law. She completed here undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Political Science, with a minor in Human Rights Studies at Purdue University. Among other accomplishments, Priya served as the President of the College Democrats of Indiana and won the Distinguished Senior in Philosophy award. A resident Hoosier of six years now, Priya’s passion for local and state politics, governance, and community development pushed her to pursue law. At law school, Priya currently serves as the Auction Chair for the Women’s Caucus and as the Student Bar Representative for the Asian Law Students’ Association.

Tim Sullivan • Policy Center Research

Tim Sullivan is a Political Science and Sociology double major at the University of Notre Dame. While he has had a lifelong fascination for all things government and history, he is particularly interested in topics of civic engagement, community development, and social connections in the context of the modern digital age. Tim is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and is excited to work in a program that is based in his hometown. He is also really looking forward to getting to know a group of passionate and committed interns this summer.


Jared Baker, Mary Brunette, Taylor Burns, Zuri Cassell, Jacob Daniels, Ethan Dillman, Ali Hasan, Alex Honigford, Becca Peach, Jonathan Ralstin, Elle Rogers

Meet our current class of interns! Our 2020 summer program began in June 1 at the Levey Mansion, where our interns gathered outside for a socially distanced group photo. 


Dan Owen, Wesley Cate, Anthony Murdock II, Kristin Owen, Jim Pavlik, Jumoke Adegbamigbe, Carlton Anker, Fiyinfolu Arotiba, Megan Bailey, Charles Ballinger, Caroline Batson, Tierney Beck, Lauren Bournique, Levi Boxell, Scott Brody, Melissa Brown, George Brown, Alex Calabro, Drew Calabro, Julia Camara, Kate Camara, Yuan Cheng, Jordan Clark, Haley Clasen, Alexandra Cochrane, Alex W. Cohen, Nicholas Corsaro, Cassie Croslow, Katherine Culver, Tanner Dean, Ben Deitch, Katie Demski, Lauren Dinwiddie, Tianyu (John) Dong, Emily Duzan, Meredith Dyer, Nathanael Edou, Shafiqullah Fahim, Derek Freds, Jonathan Freije, Joe Friedrichsen, Brent Glass, Claire Green, Tommy Grooms, Jonathan Haag, Jaskaran Heir, David Christian Hines, Aireal Jenkins, Cameran Johnstone, Nathan Jones, Alexandra Kast, Michelle King, Daniel Knapper, Reagan Kurtz, Justin Lane, Thomas Leonard, Katie Loudin, Jarrod Lowery, Erica Mail, Yasunori Masunaga, Andrew May, Augusta McClean, Sarah McMains, Emmanuel Mendez, Zuzanna Michalak, Daniel Miller, Arisa Moreland-Woods, Henrieta Muradzikwa, Callie Napier, William Nicholas, Justin R. Ogden, Olutope Omosegbon, Amber Patrick, Emmanuel Paye, Brian Platt, Max Price, Kevin Pula, David Pulliam, Melissa Pyle, Amanda Roden, Chase Rudner, Riley Sanford, Mackenzie Scholte, Alex Schwefel, Daniel Sechuga, Erin Sheek, Matthew Showalter, Seiji Sloan, Eric Smith, Andre Smith, Bethany Snyder, Bryan Stephens, Shannon Stuart, Chandler Swan, Katelyn Testerman, Timothy Thong, Alex Van Gorp, Carolyne Wilhelm, Aarti Wolenski, Patrick Zeigler, Jess Zimmerman

Sagamore has hosted nearly 200 graduates of our internship program to date. We invite you to review each class below and click on their names to see how they’ve continued to grow as professionals and exemplary citizens.