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Chairman Risch Welcomes Foreign Relations Committee Summer Interns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently welcomed eight new committee interns for the summer term.

“I’m glad to welcome a new group of talented interns to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for this summer,” said Risch. “As we continue to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these students and recent graduates will have a firsthand look at how Congress handles major global issues. I am confident they will have a meaningful summer on Capitol Hill.”

The SFRC interns this summer are:

Alayna Bone

Rexburg, Idaho

Bone is an incoming senior at Brigham Young University – Idaho where she’s majoring in public policy and administration and minoring in Mandarin Chinese. Bone has interests in U.S.-Chinese relations, and someday hopes to bridge Eastern and Western cultures by publishing valuable research and advising lawmakers to implement policies that will create a more unified and cohesive globe.

IsaBella Ludwig

Boise, Idaho

Ludwig is a second year at the University of Idaho College of Law. Ludwig previously attended Texas Christian University where she studied business administration and finance. Ludwig has specific interests in international relations, constitutional law, and contract law, and hopes to work in Washington, D.C. or New York after graduation.

Greg Wischer

Grand Forks, N.D.

Wischer is a recent graduate of Boise State University where he received a degree in international business. This fall, Wischer will attend Georgetown University’s security studies program. In the future, Wischer hopes to pursue a government career in national security.

Samantha Carver

Calgary, AB, Canada

Carver is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University – Idaho where she received a degree in political science. Carver has interests in national security, and would like to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation or U.S. intelligence community in the future.

Sebastian Borda

Houston, Texas & Los Angeles, Calif.

Borda is a recent graduate of Duke University where he received a degree in public policy. Borda is interested in Latin American policy and hopes to serve as a U.S. diplomat in the future.

Will Brzezinski

Great Falls, Va.

Brzezinski is a rising junior at Tulane University where he is majoring in international relations and Latin American studies and minoring in history and Spanish. After graduation, Brzezinski hopes to work in foreign policy on Capitol Hill or at the U.S. Department of State.

Sophie Hess

Milwaukee, Wis.

Hess is a rising junior at Miami University of Ohio where she studies political science, strategic communications, and Spanish. Hess is interested in Latin American policy, in addition to cybersecurity and counterterrorism, and hopes to work in the intelligence community, for the U.S. Department of State, or for Congress.

Meagan Matthews

Salt Lake City, Utah

Matthews is a rising junior at Stanford University where she is majoring in human biology and minoring in public policy. Matthews’ interests include global health and public policy, and she hopes to one day work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Click here to learn more about the SFRC internship program.