Caroline is from Chesapeake, VA and graduated from the University of Virginia, where she studied politics. At UVA, Caroline was deeply involved with InterVarsity Christian Ministry, serving as a small group leader for three years, and spent time interning at a Charlottesville non-profit dedicated to serving students at the intersection of faith and academia. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Paris for a semester, allowing her to develop a more global perspective through which to view politics. During her summers, Caroline worked at a Christian children’s camp, where she got paid to act like a big kid and share the Gospel all day, making it the best job ever. In her free time, Caroline loves to read, spend time with friends, and travel. She also enjoys keeping her French skills sharp on Duolingo and loves a good concert. During her time as a fellow, Caroline will be working in Senator Inhofe’s communications office.
Annie is from Larkspur, Colorado where her family lives on a ranch in the country. She graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where she majored in Politics & International Affairs and French, two subjects that she is curious and passionate about. During her time in college, she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, was Vice President of the Furman University Equestrian Team, studied abroad in Versailles, France, and was proud to serve as a Young Life leader at Riverside High School. In her free time, Annie loves riding her horse Puppy, going for runs and enjoying the outdoors, and reading a good book.
Katie was raised in Northern California before moving to Malibu to get a degree in Political Science at Pepperdine University. During her time at Pepperdine, Katie studied for a year abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland where she was able to visit over 20 countries and study the French language. She was involved with her sorority, serving as the Vice President of Philanthropy, and she could always be found on the intramural courts & fields. She was also able to serve as an intern at her church during her time in school, Reality LA, which she loved deeply. She loves playing outside, reading a good book, flower shops, discovering the local coffee scene, and making playlists for her friends on Spotify. Katie will be working at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Daniel is a native New Yorker from Brooklyn. After moving to North Carolina and Pennsylvania in high school, he returned to New York to pursue a degree at The King’s College in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. He started on the soccer team all four years and captained The King’s College Lions his junior and senior year. Daniel loves chess, football, snowboarding, watching film, fireworks, the beach, Herman Melville, talking political philosophy, and music. He hopes to work at the Philanthropy Roundtable in their K-12 department.
Grant grew up in Knoxville, TN with his parents and older brother. While studying Business Analytics and Information Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, he volunteered as a mentor with an organization called YOKE Youth, a middle school ministry, as well as participated as an active member of the Christian fraternity on campus, Beta Upsilon Chi. Grant enjoys all things having to do with snow skiing, motorcycles, digital photography, local donut shops, and Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches.
Alexis grew up attending TFCA and served as an acolyte and attended the youth group from 6th through 12th grade. She graduated from Wheaton College in May 2020. During her time at Wheaton, she was a captain of the Mock Trial team, and spent a summer studying in the United Kingdom. She previously interned at the White House, the Heritage Foundation and a commercial real estate company. Alexis enjoys reading and being outside. She is excited to return to TFCA after being away at college and will be working with the youth ministry this year
Sydney grew up in San Antonio, with a younger sister and two parents who worked from home. She spent fourth grade in Mexico where she discovered her love for Math since it was the only class she could follow. At Sewanee, she worked as a National Bonner Service Leader where she worked on various projects focused on economic development. Sydney further developed her Spanish during summers spent in Cuba and studying abroad in Madrid where she was inspired to pursue a minor in International Studies. She spent her summers working for The Woodlawn Foundation, on a Municipal Financial Products desk, and lastly biking 500 miles to raise awareness about the injustices of human trafficking. She can almost always be found outside biking or hiking and enjoys building community through cooking and playing games.
A Jacksonville native and Florida State University graduate, Marie will miss the Florida sunshine but is looking forward to the exciting pace of Northern Virginia. While at Florida State, she was a member of the Homecoming Executive Council, a Young Life leader, and worked at the Florida House of Representatives. Marie spent her collegiate summers volunteering at Young Life camps and working on Capitol Hill. She is known to spend her free time traveling the south, taking long walks on the beach, listening to Billy Joel, or watching the same movies over and over again. She will be working at FP1 Strategies this year.
Fenn is from Pensacola, FL and graduated from Mississippi State University where he studied Business Administration and drove a truck. He was an active member in the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and recruitment chair for the swim club. Fenn has spent his last few summers interning at a bank and summiting a few of the highest peaks in Western Europe. Most recently, Fenn drove his truck back from Utah where he taught skiing and snowboarding. He also enjoys cooking, woodworking, and fishing. Fenn will be working at Keel Point. He hopes he will find parking for his truck.
Matthew is from Brentwood, Tennessee where he grew up with his older brother and parents. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in Criminology and Political Science. He enjoys traveling and meeting new people, which has led him to be involved in his church’s missions work programs. During his 4 years in college, he chaperoned many youth work trips as well as his church choir. He enjoys working with youth and is excited to volunteer in the Falls Church youth program.
Cory grew up in Columbus, Ohio with his parents and two siblings before moving out to Chicago to study at Wheaton College. During his studies in Economics, Cory discovered a passion for understanding how market and political systems can work together with God’s creative intent for human flourishing and he looks forward to exploring that passion further in the Fellows program this year. Outside of his studies, Cory enjoyed managing and coaching Wheaton’s Club Soccer program and serving on the school’s Orientation Committee as well as various other ministries and programs across campus. Cory loves competitive sports, traveling to new places, trying new foods and good cinema.
Izy grew up in the DC-Metro area with her family and two dogs. While studying at Wheaton, Izy served as President of Wheaton’s International Justice Mission Chapter, cheered on the cheerleading team, and studied abroad in Amman, Jordan. She spent her summers exploring Norway, working at Haagen Dazs, and interning on Capitol Hill and at IJM. She loves traveling, visiting art museums, and scouting out the best taco shops in whatever city she’s in.
Sarah Anne Welsh
Sarah Anne grew up in Summerville, SC and graduated from Clemson University where she studied Psychology, with minors in Nonprofit Leadership and Sociology. During her years at Clemson, Sarah Anne was a barista, intern at a local nonprofit, student leader in her campus ministry, and leader of various advocacy initiatives on her campus. Sarah Anne is a twin, follower of Jesus, and lover of coffee. In her free time, she is meeting friends at a coffee shop or reading a good book.
Class of 2020
Caroline Boliek – UNC
Abbey Shepard – UNC
Jeff Carlson – Wheaton
Mary Daniel Cheek – Wake Forest
Solomon Chen – Biola
Emily Fromke – Wheaton
Lucy Gardner – University of Alabama
Rebecca Jun – University of Michigan
David Katibah – UNC
Will Lewis – University of South Carolina
William Page – UNC
Connor Porco – UVA
Bella Rivas – CNU
Hayden Sealander – Grove City
Class of 2018
Anna Bret Allen – Wheaton University
Kirsten Ashey – Georgia State University
Kelsey Booth – UVA
Douglas Elmore – Grove City College
Ryan Goyer – Christopher Newport University
Justin Johansen – Palm Beach Atlantic University
Tessa Jones – UNC
Hannah Loechelt – Belmont
Margaret Pritchard – Wake Forest University
Carter Reynolds – Gordon College
Jonathan Roberts – Seattle Pacific University
Olivia Schoffstall – UVA
Catherine Shaughnessy – College of William and Mary
Class of 2019
Courtney Beals – UNC
Molly Wicker – UVA
Chloe Buckler – Azusa Pacific University
Sam Calhoun – Grove City
Mason Casady – Gordon College
Noah Jackson – Azusa Pacific University
Palmer Jones – Hampden Sydney
Connor Lachine – Hampden Sydney
Matthew McKnight – UNC
Kara Simmons – The King’s College
Camille Smith – Auburn
Christina Sturgeon – Furman
Ellie Wood – UVA