Learn About the Current Interns
Megan Thompson is an intern with the legislative affairs department at CBPP. She recently graduated from Michigan State University earning a dual B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics & Social Relations and Policy. She has spent time interning for Senator Stabenow, working for the Michigan WIC Program, and interning with the National Partnership for Women and Families. She has an interest in low-income policy issues with particular focus on nutrition, public health, and the relationship between low-income work and family.
Ally is an intern with the Legislative Affairs team. She is originally from New York and recently graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in English Literature & Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. She has experience working with non-profit organizations and has worked on a political campaign. She is interested in the intersection of social justice and public policy.
Daniel Kuhn is a first year graduate student at American University pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in International Relations. During his undergraduate career, Daniel wrote for The Jerusalem Post and conducted research for United Nations watchdog UN Watch in Geneva. After graduation Daniel worked in campaign politics, including Congressman Gary Peters' campaign for Congress in 2010. Most recently, Daniel served as East Coast Field Director for the Israel on Campus Coalition. While living in Washington, DC, Daniel served as VP of Communications on the board of 3GDC, an organization dedicated to honoring the lessons and legacy of Holocaust survivors through service and community outreach.
Kate Kemmerer is an intern with the Media and Communications team. Originally from Reading, PA, she graduated from Wellesley College in 2013 with a degree in Economics and Spanish. She has recently relocated to DC after a year of working in Mexico and Switzerland with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, where she created leadership development programming for young people. She is excited to explore her interest in communications while still using her knowledge and passion of economics.
Stephanie is an intern with the Federal Fiscal Policy team. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Economics from the George Washington University and is currently a master’s student at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Stephanie previously interned with the IRS, the National League of Cities, and the Senate Finance Committee. She is interested in budget and tax policy.
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Liz is a communications intern with the International Budget Partnership. She is originally from Philadelphia and graduated in May from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, with a BA in Political Science and Art History. Having the opportunity to travel in college, particularly to Cape Town, South Africa, she developed an interest in international development and policy. She recently moved to Washington and interned at a sustainable tourism consulting and marketing firm, and now continues to develop her communications skills and interest in international development at IBP.
Suleman Khan is an IT Intern with the Computer Department. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Bundelkhand University, India with Majors in Accounting & Minors from Information Systems. He has an interest in Information Systems and how things work in the IT field. In the past, Suleman has worked with General Electricals (GE), Automated Data Processing (ADP) in India.
DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Merrit Gillard is an intern with the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Spanish, she completed internships at the White House and the Center for American Progress. Merrit then served in the Secretary’s public affairs office at the U.S. Department of Commerce for nearly three years. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Policy at the George Washington University, and is especially interested in homelessness and affordable housing.
Nic Martinez is an intern with the Media team at CBPP. He is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He graduated with a BA in government at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Nic has previously interned at the Institute for Theory and Practice of International Relations working on governance reform efforts in developing countries. He has been to Nicaragua twice in the past two years to volunteer with the international development non-profit, Bridges to Community. He is interested in urban housing and food policy.
Justin Corvino is an intern with the Outreach team at CBPP. He is originally from the Chicagoland area and graduated from The University of Dayton with a degree in Political Science. As an undergraduate, Justin took a semester off from school in order to work seven months as a field organizer for President Obama’s reelection campaign in Ohio. Justin also completed an internship with Capital Development Board in Chicago. His policy interests include health care and education policy.
Kathleen Masterson is an intern with the Nutritional Assistance team. She is originally from New Jersey and graduated from The College of William and Mary with a dual major in History and Political Science. She also holds a Masters in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. She worked in China as an English teacher for a year and previously interned with the Arms Control Association. Her interests include nutritional assistance policy, gun control, and health care reform.
Income Support- Data
Misha Hill is an intern with the Family Income Support team. She received her Bachelor’s in Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a Masters of Public Policy candidate at The George Washington University. She has previous work experience with non-profits in the healthcare and direct social service industries.
She is interested in social policy and gender equality.
State Fiscal Project
Austin Davidson is an intern with the State Fiscal Project. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University and is currently a law student at Georgetown University. Austin previously interned at the National Immigration Law Center. He also assisted Peter Edelman with the research for his book So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America.
Paul H. Stanford
Paul comes to CBPP after running a successful foreclosure prevention program in metro Detroit with Community Housing Network. In this role, he assisted 137 homeowners avoid mortgage and property tax foreclosure, and helped homeowners access over $1.1 million in Hardest Hit Funds.
Prior to his experience at Community Housing Network, Paul served AmeriCorps terms at Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), where his host-site won CEDAM’s AmeriCorps Program Host Site of the Year.
Paul also spent hundreds of hours volunteering on committees and general volunteer roles at several non-profit organizations in the Detroit area and Canada.
Paul has a B.S. in communication with a minor in business from Eastern Michigan University and is currently attending Central Michigan University for a master degree in public administration, but intends to transfer to Virginia Tech to continue his MPA studies. Paul is interested in a career in low-income housing administration and development siting his experience in growing-up in low-income housing as a factor.