June 2, 2020
Pictured from left to right: Audrey Wikan, Victoria Spiotto, Devan Coombes, Sandra Scarlatoiu, Autumn Klein, Catriona Fee, Audrey Bell.
We are so excited to have our exceptional 2020 class of Summer Fellows! Let’s meet them:
A rising junior at the University of Florida, Audrey Wikan studies political science and hopes to use her degree to someday serve Florida in the United States Congress. On campus, she is a Trump Victory Intern, a Student Senator, serves as Chairwoman on her school’s College Republicans, and is a member of Chi Omega.
Audrey has experience working for Marco Rubio’s campaign, the Republican Party of Florida, Susan B. Anthony’s List, the OPS Clerk for Florida Legislature Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, the Trump Victory Campaign of North Central Florida, and 10-can (pro-Second Amendment Veteran Organization).
Graduating next spring from the University of Virginia, Victoria Spiotto is completing a dual program – her undergrad being in French and Politics, and her master’s program in Elementary Education Teaching. On campus, Victoria is a member of her Young Americans for Freedom chapter, the International Buddy Program, and has studied abroad in Costa Rica, France, and Amman, Jordan.
Victoria has achieved impressive accomplishments for her several majors, including the Iraqi Young Leader Exchange Program, Language Commons Front Desk Assistant, International Monetary Fund Intern, and an Intern for Congressman Denver Riggleman.
Devan Coombes is a rising junior at the University of Virginia studying Government with a concentration in American Politics and a minor in Business Entrepreneurship. On campus, Devan is an active member of her College Republicans chapter, RUF Ministry, and Gamma Phi Beta.
Devan has experience working various political campaigns as a volunteer, staffer, political director, and campaign manager. She was an intern for Denver Riggleman for Congress and a volunteer for Trump Victory. She has also lobbied for gun rights and tax issues with her College Republicans chapter.
A rising junior at Mount Holyoke, Sandra Scarlatoiu is receiving a double major in Politics and Dance, and hopes to someday be a campaign advisor or school teacher. On campus, she is involved in her College Republicans chapter, Outing Club, Five College Dance Department, and Knit Happens.
Sandra has experience working as a Daycare Counselor, a Blood Donor Ambassador for Red Cross DC, and serving workshops and debates with Better Angels, an organization dedication to preserving America’s history, and presenting it in a meaningful way to current and future generations.
Autumn Klein is a rising sophomore at Nova Southeastern University in Broward County, Florida. She is studying Computer Science, IT, and Math, and on campus, serves as the Vice President for the Association for Computing and Machinery. She is the Founder and President of Women in STEM, the Chairwoman of the College Republicans chapter, is a Freshman Rep. for NSU Chabad, and a member of Phi Alpha Delta.
Autumn has experience interning for Congressman Lee Zeldin, Congressman Gus Bilirakis, and has worked local campaigns for Congressman Gis Bilirakis and Governor Ron DeSantis. In her free time, she writes often for the online publication Lone Conservative.
A rising junior at the Catholic University of America, Catriona Fee is receiving a Politics major with a minor in Economics. On campus, she is involved in her school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter, College Republicans chapter, Cardinals for Life, and NeW. Long-term, Catriona hopes to attend law school and have a career in foreign policy.
Catriona has experience as a Publicity and Marketing Intern for Regnery Publishing, an intern for Putnam County News, and an office assistant and research intern for the Putnam County History Museum.
Audrey Bell is a rising senior at Carnegie Mellon studying Social and Political History and Creative Writing. She hopes to one day work with an organization that empowers her to contribute her personal best, expand her educational background, and give her the opportunity to make a meaningful impact.
Audrey has experience as a professional fundraising intern at Maria Diesel & Associates, a volunteer for U.S. Congressman Dan Meuser event for Kevin McCarthy and the National Republican Congressional Committee, PragerU Videos, and a camp counselor.