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Kirk Nemer

Protecting America—One Job at a Time!

One AU alum’s expertise in employment and privacy of information matters changed legislation and fueled his advocacy for employee rights.

Dan Lindner

SPA Helps Applied Politics Grad Finds his Place on the Hill

Dan Lindner, an SPA grad with a new plum assignment as U.S. Representative Judy Chu’s press assistant, credits every job he’s had in Washington to AU. But his success is just as much a result of putting himself in opportunity’s path.

Making news: Elise Tollefson in the press filing room at the first New Hampshire GOP debate.

Poli Sci Student Goes Behind the Scenes at Primary

Elise Tollefson was living a politico’s dream. The 24 year-old graduate student was rubbing elbows with presidential candidates, reporters, and pundits while covering the New Hampshire primary—and calling it schoolwork.