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Austin Yack (Summer 2015)

2015 summer College Fix journalism fellow Austin Yack worked at The Hill. He is a recent magna cum laude graduate of University of California-Santa Barbara. He is currently a William F. Buckley Political Journalism Fellow at National Review.

Alexandra DeSanctis (Summer 2014)

2014 summer College Fix journalism fellow Alexandra DeSanctis worked at USA Today. She is the William F. Buckley Fellow at National Review for the 2016-17 year. She graduated from University of Notre Dame, where she studied political science and constitutional studies.

Blake Seitz (Summer 2014)

2014 summer College Fix journalism fellow Blake Seitz worked at The Washington Examiner. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2014. He is currently an assistant editor for The Washington Free Beacon.

Adam O’Neal (Fall 2013)

2013 fall College Fix journalism fellow Adam O’Neal worked at RealClearPolitics. Today he is an assistant features editor for The Wall Street Journal editorial page. He graduated from the University of California-Irvine in 2014. His previous editorial experience includes working for ROME REPORTS TV news agency and as a producer for the Los Angeles-based KFI AM 640.

Ryan Lovelace (Summer 2013)

2013 summer College Fix journalism fellow Ryan Lovelace worked at The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Butler University in 2014. He currently reports for the Washington Examiner. His previous editorial experience includes the National Review Institute and Daily Caller. 

Kyle Peterson (Summer 2010)

2010 summer College Fix journalism fellow Kyle Peterson worked at The Daily Caller. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2010. He currently works for The Wall Street Journal as its associate editorial features editor. His previous editorial experience includes serving as managing editor of The American Spectator and reporting for National Review Online.

Stephanie Wang (Summer 2012)

2012 summer College Fix journalism fellow Stephanie Wang worked at The Daily Caller. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2012. She currently works for The Washington Free Beacon. Her previous editorial experience includes serving as editor-in-chief of The Michigan Review.

Andrew Stiles (Summer 2010)

2010 summer College Fix journalism fellow Andrew Stiles worked at The Hill. He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009. He currently reports for Heat Street. His previous editorial experience includes reporting for National Review and The Washington Free Beacon.

Crystal Hill (Fall 2014)

2014 fall College Fix journalism fellow Crystal Hill worked at The Hill. She graduated from Indiana University in 2014. She currently works for The Associated Press. Her previous editorial experience includes writing for the Indiana Daily Student, interning at The Washington Times and co-creating The Grapevine.

Journalism Fellows

Jason Chulack

Spring 2017 College Fix/Student Free Press Association journalism fellow Jason Chulack graduated from the University of California Merced with a bachelor’s degree in political science. His journalism fellowship is at The Daily Caller.

Joe DiSipio

Fall 2016 College Fix/Student Free Press Association journalism fellow Joe DiSipio attends the University of Notre Dame. This fall he is an intern for The Hill on behalf of The College Fix/Student Free Press Association. He studies economics and is a member of the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. He also serves as an editor of Notre Dame’s The Scholastic, the country’s oldest continuously published collegiate publication.

Kirkland An (Summer 2016)

2016 summer College Fix journalism fellow Kirkland An attends Wheaton College (IL). In the summer of 2016 he interned for USA Today on behalf of The College Fix/Student Free Press Association. He is currently editor in chief of The Wheaton Record campus newspaper and a freelance reporter for The Washington Post. He has also held an editorial position at the Chicago Tribune.

Diana McElfresh (Summer 2016)

2016 summer College Fix journalism fellow Diana McElfresh attends St. Bonaventure University. In the summer of 2016 she interned for The Hill on behalf of The College Fix/Student Free Press Association. She currently reports for the Olean Times Herald and also serves as managing editor of The Bona Venture campus newspaper.

Conor Beck (Summer 2016)

2016 summer College Fix journalism fellow Conor Beck attends Rice University in Houston, Texas. In the summer of 2016 he interned for The Weekly Standard on behalf of The College Fix/Student Free Press Association. His reporting has also appeared on LifeNews.

Jake Henry (Summer 2016)

2016 summer College Fix journalism fellow Jake Henry attends Point Loma Nazarene University. This summer he interned at the Daily Caller on behalf of The College Fix/Student Free Press Association. He is currently Evening Assistant Producer for KPBS News and a freelancer for USA Today College. He has also held an editorial position at The Victorville Daily Press.

Diana Stancy (Summer 2016)

2016 summer College Fix journalism fellow Diana Stancy is a graduate of Elon University, where she double majored in journalism and political science. She is currently a Communications Fellow for the Network of enlightened Women. Prior to that she reported for Conservative Review. In the summer of 2016 she interned at The Washington Examiner on behalf of The College Fix/Student Free Press Association. Previously, she interned at The Daily Signal and The Burlington Times-News.

Ellie Potter (Spring 2016)

2016 spring College Fix journalism fellow Ellie Potter graduated from the University of Richmond, where she majored in journalism. She is currently a reporter for The Dickinson Press in western North Dakota covering local government, healthcare and K-12. As a College Fix intern she worked at Real Clear Politics. She has also interned at the Washington Examiner and WTVR CBS 6 in Richmond, as well as at Richmond Magazine. On campus she served as the Online Lead Writer for Forum Magazine and wrote for the school paper, The Collegian.

Anthony Gockowski (Fall 2015)

2015 fall College Fix journalism fellow Anthony Gockowski worked at the Daily Caller. He graduated in 2015 with a philosophy degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is currently an investigative reporter for Campus Reform. His previous editorial experience includes The Intercollegiate Review and The Catholic Spirit.

David Hookstead (Fall 2015)

2015 fall College Fix journalism fellow David Hookstead worked at the Daily Caller. He graduated in 2015 with a degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is currently a reporter for the Daily Caller. 

Nathan Courter (Summer 2015)

Nathan is an Agostinelli Fellow at National Review for the summer of 2015. Nathan graduated from Indiana University Kokomo in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Today he is enrolled in Navy Officer Candidate School and upon completion will be commissioned as an Ensign, United States Navy.

Andrew Desiderio (Summer 2015)

2015 summer College Fix journalism fellow Andrew Desiderio worked at RealClearPolitics. He is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in Italian language and literature at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He has also served internships at BBC, Mediaite and The Daily Beast. 

Mairead McArdle (Summer 2015)

2015 summer College Fix journalism fellow Mairead McArdle worked at USA Today. She graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 2015, where she majored in philosophy with a focus on political science. She currently reports for CNS News. Her previous editorial experience includes serving as editor-in-chief of The Campus Dirt student newspaper.

Ben Parker (Summer 2015)

2015 summer College Fix journalism fellow Ben Parker worked at The Weekly Standard. He’s pursuing a degree in politics, philosophy and economics, with a minor in Russian culture and history, at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as the Robert L. Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal for 2016. He worked for Congressman Frank Wolf in 2013 and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in 2014.

Brooke A. Rogers (Summer 2015)

Brooke was an Agostinelli Fellow at National Review for the summer of 2015. She is a former co-editor of the Wingspan student newspaper at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming, where she studied mass media. She currently works at National Review as an assistant to the publisher.

Nathan Rubbelke (Summer 2015)

2015 summer College Fix journalism fellow Nathan Rubbelke worked at The Washington Examiner. He is currently an investigative and enterprise staff reporter for The College Fix. Prior to that he worked as a county government reporter for the The Commercial Review in Portland, Indiana. He double majored in political science and sociology at Saint Louis University. His previous editorial experience includes interning with Red Alert Politics and the National Journalism Center.

Derek Draplin (Spring 2015)

2015 spring College Fix journalism fellow Derek Draplin worked at The Detroit News. He graduated from the University of Michigan and is currently a correspondent for Michigan Capital Confidential and an associate editor at The Daily Caller. His previous editorial experience includes serving as editor-in-chief and publisher of The Michigan Review.

Marieke van der Vaart (Spring 2015)

2015 spring Agostinelli fellow Marieke van der Vaart worked at USA Today. She graduated from Hillsdale College in 2012. She currently works for Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Her previous editorial experience includes serving as editor-in-chief of The Hillsdale Collegianand interning at The Washington Times.

Aaron Bandler (Summer 2014)

2014 summer College Fix journalism fellow Aaron Bandler worked at The Daily Caller. He graduated in 2015 from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in journalism. He currently writes for The Daily Wire, and his previous editorial experience includes contributing to Townhall Media.

Michael Cipriano (Summer 2014)

2014 summer College Fix journalism fellow Michael Cipriano worked at RealClearPolitics. He graduated from American University in 2015. He currently works as a reporter for FDA News.

Caroline Craddock (Summer 2014)

Caroline graduated from King’s College and interned at National Review in the summer of 2014 as an Agostinelli fellow. A Colorado native, she ranked nationally in speech and debate tournaments. She currently works as Country Director (USA) for the non-profit international petition platform CitizenGO.

Vivian Hughbanks (Summer 2014)

2014 summer College Fix journalism fellow Vivian Hughbanks worked at The Hill. She is a graduate Hillsdale College, and edited The Collegian and the Hillsdale Daily News. She is currently the communications director for The Philos Project, which promotes positive Christian engagement in the Middle East.

Ben Smith (Summer 2014)

2014 summer College Fix journalism fellow Ben Smith worked at The American Spectator. He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2014. He currently works as a digital media specialist for the Washington Examiner. 

José R. González (Spring 2014)

2014 spring College Fix journalism fellow José R. González worked at RealClearPolitics. He graduated from Texas State University in 2013. His previous editorial experience includes serving as editor-in-chief of the San Jacinto Times and copy editor at the Victoria Advocate.

Dan Santella (Fall 2013)

2013 fall College Fix journalism fellow Dan Santella worked at The Monitor. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2008. He currently works for KELO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Spencer Amaral (Summer 2013)

2013 summer College Fix journalism fellow Spencer Amaral worked at The American Spectator. He graduated from Hillsdale College in 2014. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. His previous editorial experience includes interning forThe Daily Caller.

Nathaniel Botwinick (Summer 2013)

Nathaniel served as an Agostinelli fellow at National Review  in the summer of 2013. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in history in 2011. He is a two-time NCAA All-American in fencing. He currently works at a law firm in New York.

Zenon Evans (Summer 2013)

2013 summer College Fix journalism fellow Zenon Evans worked at Reason. He graduated from Ohio State University in 2013. His previous editorial experience includes as editor-in-chief of The Rubicon. He currently works in San Francisco in the tech field and as an entrepreneur.

Noah Glyn (Summer 2013)

Noah was an Agostinelli intern at National Review in the summer of 2013. He is an alumnus of Rutgers University, where he wrote a column in The Daily Targum and contributed to numerous other publications. He currently works at the New Jersey Office of Management and Budget.

Lindsey Grudnicki (Summer 2013)

Lindsey, of Ashland University, interned at National Review in the summer of 2013 as part of our Agostinelli Program. She graduated from Ashland in 2013. She currently works as an editorial assistant for Minerva Rising, a literary journal that publishes creative writing by women.

Jimmy Hemphill (Summer 2013)

2013 summer College Fix journalism fellow Jimmy Hemphill worked at The Washington Examiner. He is a student at the College of William and Mary. His previous editorial experience includes writing for the Virginia Informer.

Andrew Johnson (Summer 2013)

Andrew served as an Agostinelli fellow at National Review in the summer of 2013. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism in 2012. Today he works as digital press secretary of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Charles Rollet (Summer 2013)

2013 summer College Fix journalism fellow Charles Rollet worked at The Daily Caller. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2014. He currently works for the Phnom Penh Post. His previous editorial experience includes serving as editor-in-chief for theNorthwestern Chronicle.

Alexander Sherbany (Summer 2013)

Alexander worked as an Agostinelli fellow at National Review in the summer of 2013. He is a 2011 graduate of Harvard College, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is currently a rising third-year student at Yale Law School, where he is an editor of the Yale Law Journal and a board member of the Yale Federalist Society.

Laura Byrne (Spring 2013)

2013 spring College Fix journalism fellow Laura Byrne worked at Red Alert Politics. She graduated from Tulane University in 2012. She currently works for the City of Mobile, Ala. Her previous editorial experience includes interning for The Daily Caller.

Samantha Schroeder (Fall 2012)

2012 fall College Fix journalism fellow Samantha Schroeder worked at The Daily Caller. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012. She is currently director of external affairs at the Foreign Policy Initiative.

Julie Ershadi (Summer 2012)

2012 summer College Fix journalism fellow Julie Ershadi worked at The Hill. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. She is currently a freelance journalist. Her previous editorial experience includes interning at Human Events and Roll Call.

Emily Schrader (Summer 2012)

2012 summer College Fix journalism fellow Emily Schrader worked at The Weekly Standard. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012. She currently works for StandWithUs. Her previous editorial experience includes contributing to The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel.

Josh Fatzick (Spring 2012)

2012 spring College Fix journalism fellow Josh Fatzick worked at The Hill. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2014. He currently works for The Daily Caller. His previous editorial experience includes serving as editor-in-chief of The Chanticleer.

Vishal Ganesan (Fall 2011)

2011 fall College Fix journalism fellow Vishal Ganesan worked at The Daily Caller. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011. He is currently a J.D. candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law. His previous editorial experience includes writing and editing for the Desert Lamp.

Kyle Blaine (Summer 2011)

2011 summer College Fix journalism fellow Kyle Blaine worked at Reason. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2013. He currently works for BuzzFeed. His previous editorial experience includes serving as news editor of The Vanderbilt Hustler and with ABC News.

Christopher Goins (Summer 2011)

2011 summer College Fix journalism fellow Christopher Goins worked at The Hill. He graduated from La Salle University in 2010. He is currently assistant managing editor of ASC Services, and he also writes for a variety of publications. His previous editorial experience includes writing for MarylandReporter.com, The American Spectator, CNSNews.com and Politic365.

Kate Havard (Summer 2011)

2011 summer College Fix journalism fellow Kate Havard worked at The Weekly Standard. She graduated from St. John’s College in 2012. She currently works for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Her previous editorial experience includes reporting for The Washington Post.

Amanda Seitz (Summer 2011)

2011 summer College Fix journalism fellow Amanda Seitz worked for The Daily Caller. She graduated from Miami University in 2012. She currently works for Cox Media Group Ohio. Her previous editorial experience includes interning at The Cincinnati Enquirer and Wausau Daily Herald.

Tray Smith (Summer 2011)

2011 summer College Fix journalism fellow Tray Smith worked at The Washington Examiner. He graduated from the University of Alabama. His previous editorial experience includes serving as opinion editor of The Crimson White.

Alicia M. Cohn (Spring 2011)

2011 spring College Fix journalism fellow Alicia M. Cohn worked at The Hill. She graduated from Illinois’s Wheaton College in 2009. She currently works for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Her previous editorial experience includes writing for The Washington Examiner.

Claire M. Cousino (Summer 2010)

2010 summer College Fix journalism fellow Claire M. Cousino worked at The Washington Times. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. She currently works for Autocam. Her previous editorial experience includes serving as editor-in-chief of the Irish Rover.

Peyton Miller (Summer 2010)

2010 summer College Fix journalism fellow Peyton Miller worked at The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Harvard University. He is currently earning his law degree at Harvard. His previous editorial experience includes editing the Harvard Salient and serving on the articles board of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Past Editors and Writers

Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller is a founding editor of The College Fix. She is currently a political editor at BuzzFeed.

Nathan Harden

Nathan Harden served as editor of The College Fix from 2012 to 2014. He is the author of Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad.

Robby Soave

Robby Soave is an associate editor at Reason.com. Before joining Reason, Soave was a reporter for The Daily Caller and associate editor for The College Fix. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he served as editorial page editor and summer managing editor of The Michigan Daily during his time on campus.