FACES OF THE CLC – MACKENZIE AUSTIN

Mackenzie Austin

“Aside from being a member of the Civic Leaders Center, I am the Policy Research Chair for organization Students for Common Sense Gun Policies and I serve on the State Legislative Affairs Committee of the Indiana University Student Association (IUSA). I’m planning an event for March 2018 called “Crash the Hill Day”. During this event, students will travel with to Indianapolis and talk about policy issues with the hopes of bringing the issues to the attention of the general assembly. I’ve never been one to shy away from confrontation; I firmly believe we need to start addressing issues on the state level in order to have any impact at the federal level. This is why I’m so passionate about issues like gun control and child welfare, one of these topics will ultimately be my focus while in the Certificate in Applied Research and Inquiry (CARI) program. After my time at Indiana University, I’d like to continue lobbying for policy change and eventually work for the FBI.”

Mackenzie Austin

Major: Law & Public Policy

Minor: Arabic

Certificate: Applied Research & Inquiry

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FACES OF THE CLC – SETH WILLIAMS

Seth Williams

“I’d like to be a forest ranger or something like that in the future. I know it doesn’t pay a lot, but it’d be fun and I’d really enjoy it. I’m really passionate about the environment right now. I like the outdoors: to hunt, fish, hike, etc. Environmental issues are really pressing right now, so I want to go into that area. I originally wasn’t going to come to IU, but my cousin told encouraged me to look into the good environmental program here and pushed me toward IU. I ended up loving IU and I’m happy I’m here.”

Seth Williams

Major: Environmental Management

FACES OF THE CLC – TAYLOR BUSH

Taylor Bush

“I want to work in the White House. I want to work in the government, and I feel that working in the White House is the best way I can make an impact. I watched the West Wing and each time there is something that each of the staffers do where they are actually doing things that matter to people, is doing good, and brings about positive change inspires me. I feel that sometimes I struggle to find the purpose in what I am doing and I think it would be very easy to find it in the White House. I am definitely most passionate about politics in general, and I am also passionate about helping other people. America has many problems and the world has many problems, and a lot of the time the people in bad situations aren’t able to help themselves. I want to be able to help them and bring about positive change in the world.”

Taylor Bush

Major: Law and Public Policy

FACES OF THE CLC – JACOB MOORE

Jacob Moore

“When I was going into eighth grade, my brother was in a huge four wheeling accident. He almost died and they had to do brain surgery on him. It was pretty eye opening to see how someone you really care about can be taken away from you. So now it has impacted me to not take people for granted and make sure that I make the most of every moment, live life to the fullest, and take advantage of every opportunity. You need to try new things: go to Third Street and Fourth Street and try all the restaurants, be open to change, meet new people. Some of those people might end up being your best friends.  You never know who you’re going to meet and how that’s going to change your life.”

Jacob Moore

Major: Psychology

FACES OF THE CLC – HADLEY OCHELTREE

Hadley Ocheltree

“My passion for the environment stemmed from my curiosity and my surroundings. Growing up in Bloomington, I was always surrounded by nature and I loved it. As I grew older, I became more and more involved with the Bloomington community and its ecological presence. During high school, I did lab research with a graduate student at Indiana University where we studied a type of algae. Currently, I am an Indiana University 2020 Sustainability Scholar and I work with a geology professor here on campus. We are researching and working to restore the historic hydro-scope of Indiana. I really enjoy this research, but I would also like to explore different fields of environmental science. In the future, I’d love to pursue a doctorate degree in Environmental Science and ultimately work in ecology where I could continue to do research.”

Hadley Ocheltree

Major: Environmental Science

FACES OF THE CLC – HANNAH WILSON

Hannah Wilson

“I am really into exercising and nutrition, and I’m currently in a class to teach Zumba and Cycling at the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC). A day in my dream career would just be to go to a homeless shelter, serve fresh food to them, and see smiling faces. I am passionate about health and nutrition in general.  As a Sustainability Scholar this year, I am working on a project with a professor about food security and we are calculating issues with SNAP, which is like food stamps. I just want everybody to have access to good food, and be able to fuel their bodies in the right way; it can have such an impact on how you act on an everyday basis and how you feel. I don’t really know what I want to do, but I know I’m passionate about health and helping other people, and I want to bring those two together.”

Hannah Wilson

Major: Law and Public Policy

FACES OF THE CLC – DAN BAUMSTEIN

Dan Baumstein

“I’ve always loved sports.  I think it’s incredible that they can unite and bring people together. All of high school, I played basketball and during that time I became fully immersed in the sports culture. I realized the impact that being a team player had on myself, my teammates, and my community. Eventually I decided that I wanted to major in Law and Public Policy, but I also wanted to incorporate sports somehow. I thought about the platform that athletes have and how they use their fame to do good, and this is exactly what I want to do. I’d like to help facilitate philanthropy between athletes and their fans so I decided to minor in Sports Management. I hope to one day promote public service in the world of sports, uniting athletes and their fans for the greater good.”

Dan Baumstein

Major: Law & Public Policy

Minor: Sports Marketing & Management