Megan Cremeans, Miami University Megan graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education. At Miami, Megan served as a governor-appointed student on the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Armstrong Student Center Board. She will be interning with the Department of Economic and Community Development. Within the Department, she will be working to craft writing pieces on residential density as well as conducting research in order to contribute to efforts to revitalize Cincinnati’s historic Bucktown neighborhood. Megan hopes to gain a better understanding of local government and make a positive impact on Cincinnati.
Jack McLaughlin, Xavier University Jack has his H.B.A in Political Science and a B.A. in Philosophy from Xavier University. Currently, he is continuing education at Xavier for a master’s degree in business administration. Working in a variety of roles over the years, Jack has written sections of a book on metaphysics and interned as a development and marketing intern. This summer, Jack is thrilled to work with the Finance Department, where he will work on projects to increase city revenue and establish city contractors as Taxpayers in Good Standing. Through his work, he hopes to learn the in-and-outs of local finance in order to understand how the city can both improve conditions for its employees while providing quality services to the public–all within the context of a balanced budget.
Annabel Meleán, University of Cincinnati Annabel’s passion lies in public service through creating equitable policies that are inclusive and support a progressive platform for social justice. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Cincinnati with a background in Legal Studies and Business Spanish. She is currently a graduate student working on her master’s in Public Administration and Social Justice, with a focus in public policy. She is a passionate advocate for Latinx social initiatives and pro-immigrant rights. Annabel finds the most joy in giving back to her community, because it is by connecting with our communities that we can inspire one another to be the change we want to see in the world.
Carlos Olivarez, Xavier University Carlos has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bowling Green State University and is a first-generation graduate student. While pursuing a Public Affairs master’s degree at Xavier University, Carlos is working with the City of Cincinnati’s Building Inspections Department helping to launch the City’s Eviction Prevention Strategy Programs. While working on this project, Carlos will assist with the public outreach campaign and promoting the Tenant Housing website. With the experience gained from the Seasongood Internship, he hopes to positively affect change as a public policy analyst to better serve disadvantaged and minority communities.