June 20, 2022

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Introducing Everest, AF’s New Intern!

By: AF Editors

Introducing Everest, AF's New Intern!

I grew up in Ann Arbor, MI, which made me realize I do not belong in the north long term. Through High School I worked at Domino’s and played Lacrosse. After highschool, I did not want to go to college, so I took a year off and started working construction, which quickly turned into two years. This was an incredible experience because it gave me the time and means to travel. 

I moved to Georgia after two years in construction to do a gap year program focused on leadership and worldview. After that was over, I started attending Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, as a business entrepreneurship major. Through those studies, seeing the authoritarian stance administration had, and previous work experience, I became very interested in free market economics and the Liberty movement. My economics teacher connected me with “The Fund for American Studies” which is where I connected with America’s Future. 

  1. What do you enjoy about your career path so far, and why?

I enjoy how different it is. I have been able to experience so much more than most people my age because I have branched out and tried as many new things as possible. Traveling a lot also lets you build relationships all over, which are incredible not only to experience, but to learn from.

  1. Why did you decide to work with America’s Future?

Oddly enough, I wanted to work here because they wanted me to do a job I have little to no experience in. It seemed fun and like a challenge. Throughout interviews, I also learned that it is a very dynamic work environment due to its small size, so we never end up doing the same thing every day, which I love, because I dread routine.

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  1. What are you most excited about in the role?

Being able to help design and implement a new marketing/informational campaign targeting Gen Z. I think Gen Z has been largely dismissed in the political field due to their different ideas, and I love that America’s Future is trying to encourage their uniqueness, and that I get to be a part of it.

  1. What helpful skills do you have that people could ask you for advice on?

Because of my construction background, I’ve been known to be able to MacGyver just about anything. So if anyone needs anything fixed, and you don’t have the right tools for the job, let me know. Duct tape and WD-40 does wonders.

  1. Book recommendations?

You cannot go wrong with any John Grisham or Vince Flynn books. My hands down favorite is “The Rainmaker” by Grisham

  1. Coffee order? Cold brew, black 

Light roast black, no question about it. Anything else is not coffee.

  1. Favorite places to travel?

Istanbul, Turkey if I got to pick anywhere, but Orange Beach, Alabama during the summer is a very close second.

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