Our Current Cohort

Meet Our Spring 2022 Baylor in Washington Cohort!

Want to talk to one of these students about their experience? Email Assistant Director of Operations, Nate Mills (nate_mills@baylor.edu)

Piper Levine

Internship: Religious Freedom Institute

Ms. Piper Levine is a junior at Baylor, studying molecular biology and political science. Ms. Levine was previously an Air Force ROTC cadet at the University of Southern California and interned with the McLennan County District Attorney Office in Waco, Texas. Ms. Levine worked with Boy Scouts of America through the Venturing Officer's Association, leading and organizing teams across Los Angeles. Ms. Levine enjoys volunteering and playing water polo. This spring, Ms. Levine will intern at the Religious Freedom Institute. Upon graduating in May 2023, Ms. Levine hopes to pursue a career in public service and national security.

Camryn Lutes

Internship: U.S. Department of State

Ms. Camryn Lutes is a senior at Baylor from The Woodlands, Texas. She is pursuing a degree in political science with a minor in philosophy. Ms. Lutes competed on the Baylor Model OAS team at seven different conferences in both Texas and Washington, D.C. She has earned numerous writing and speaking awards and served as both chair and president of the Eugene Scassa Mock OAS Conference. In 2020, she was awarded a Political Science Departmental award. Ms. Lutes volunteered with the Texas Animal Society and Montgomery County SPCA helping find homes for stray cats and dogs. This spring, Ms. Lutes will be interning through the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States. Upon graduation in May 2022, Ms. Lutes hopes to attend graduate school to study international affairs and diplomacy and one day become a U.S. diplomat. 

Isabelle Zgorzelski

Internship: U.S. Department of State

Ms. Isabelle Zgorzelski is a junior at Baylor, studying international studies and Spanish with concentrations in political science and leadership studies. Ms. Zgorzelski has several leadership positions within Student Life at Baylor where she promotes student engagement and continuing traditions. She is a three-year member of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce and served as the 2021 Homecoming Chairman. She is a Resident Assistant in North Russell Residence Hall and a Baylor Ambassador, advocating for increased financial assistance on behalf of the Baylor student body. Ms. Zgorzelski is also a research assistant for Dr. Peter Campbell in the Political Science Office, and she researches topics like cyber security, defense, and war strategy for his various projects. She has participated in academic seminars and student panels, presenting on these topics to students around the country. This spring, Ms. Zgorzelski is interning for the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Upon graduation in May 2023, Ms. Zgorzelski hopes to pursue graduate school to prepare for a career in public policy and international diplomacy.

Jack Beckis

Internship: Rep. Kevin Brady

Mr. Jack Beckis is a senior at Baylor, originally from Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Beckis will graduate in May 2022 with a degree in political science. His favorite classes thus far include the Causes of Warfare, International Politics, the History of the Vietnam War, Comparative Government, and Public Speaking. Mr. Beckis has a wide range of job experience from volunteering in medical clinics, working as a data entry clerk, and starting his tutoring service, to residential construction. This spring, Mr. Beckis will intern with the office of Congressman Kevin Brady. After the Baylor in Washington program, Mr. Beckis hopes to pursue a lifelong career of public service to the American people. He is most passionate about foreign policy and national defense.

Tate Korpi

Internship: National Republican Congressional Committee

Mr. Tate Korpi is a senior at Baylor from New Braunfels, Texas. He is studying economics and political science with a minor in legal reasoning and analysis. Mr. Korpi is a four-year member of the Baylor Student Senate, where he has served as the Legislative Secretary and written numerous bills relating to organization funding and governing documents. Mr. Korpi is also a member of Baylor Student Productions and the Ampersand Society. He is a Student Success Mentor at the Baylor Tutoring Center, and he also recently helped re-establish the Baylor Neighborhood Association to strengthen the relationship between Baylor and the Greater Waco community. Mr. Korpi has worked alongside criminal and civil prosecutors in Comal County, where he conducted legislative research on civil tax policy and prepared documents for numerous criminal trials. This fall, Mr.  Korpi will intern for the National Republican Congressional Committee. Upon graduation in May 2022, Mr. Korpi will attend law school to prepare for a career as a criminal prosecutor.

Sage Yassa

Internship: Religious Freedom Institute

Ms. Sage Yassa is a sophomore University Scholars major at Baylor, concentrating in political science, international studies, and French. She is from Plano, Texas, and has lived in the  Honors Residential College at Baylor. Ms. Yassa is a Baylor Law Scholar and a member of the Baylor Pre-Law Society. After attending law school, she intends to work in the JAG Corps or pursue a career in public service. Ms. Yassa is a member of Highland Baptist Church in Waco and volunteers weekly in the 6th grade Sunday school classroom. She is also an Ironman 70.3 Finisher and the Treasurer, Secretary, and Swim Coach of the Baylor Triathlon Team. In her free time, Ms. Yassa enjoys triathlon training, skiing, hiking, reading, exploring, and spending time with friends. This spring, Ms. Yassa will intern with the Religious Freedom Institute.

Elizabeth Moran

Internship: Rep. Elise Stefanik

Ms. Elizabeth Moran is a senior University Scholars major at Baylor, concentrating in religion, communications, political science, and great texts. Ms. Moran currently calls Connecticut home. As a member of the Ampersand Society and the Getterman Scholars Leadership Academy, Ms. Moran has been able to explore diverse problems in the modern world. Ms. Moran has worked in public service and immigration affairs through the Office of Senator Ted Cruz, and the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty’s Asylee Women’s Enterprise. This spring, Ms. Moran will intern with the office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

McKenna Hamilton

Internship: Rep. Bill Posey

Ms. McKenna Hamilton is a senior at Baylor, majoring in political science with a minor in legal reasoning and analysis. She is originally from Albany, Oregon where she attended community college for two years and then transferred to Baylor specifically for its political science program. She will be graduating in May 2022 and hopes to attend law school and study constitutional law. She has a background in farming and community work. She created her own community project 6 years ago and still runs its programs. This spring, she will intern with the office of Congressman Bill Posey.

Lee Scheffe

Internship: Center for Public Justice

Mr. Lee  Scheffe is a sophomore at Baylor and studies in the interdisciplinary Baylor Business Fellows program. He will graduate with majors in Business Fellows, economics, political science, and a minor in international studies. Mr. Scheffe has worked as an organizer for a number of political campaigns. He has also worked in the private nonprofit sector, lobbying on behalf of the real estate industry. He serves as the secretary of the Theta Nu chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. While in Washington, Mr. Scheffe will intern with the Center for Public Justice. Upon graduation in May 2024, he plans to pursue a career in nonprofit advocacy.

Kaden Stout

Internship: Pete Sessions

Mr. Kaden Stout is a senior at Baylor from Cedar Park, Texas. He is studying political science with minors in business administration and corporate communication. Additionally, he was a former Senator of Baylor Student Government and Crew Leader for South by Southwest. This spring, he will be interning with Representative Pete Sessions’ office to serve the 17th congressional district of Texas. After graduation in May 2022, Mr. Stout intends to pursue a master’s degree. He plans to work in the federal government and focus on public administration and foreign affairs, and he is driven by a passion for history and world events.

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