My name is Anthony Molina, Hill Impact’s new research intern. I’m a junior at the University of Iowa, pursuing degrees in both economics, and ethics and public policy. Through my interest in research and politics, I’m working on a certificate in political risk analysis. I feel grateful to use my skills here at Hill Impact and learn from the firm’s CEO Dan Hill as he takes on a new, exciting project.
My experiences all grew my passion for assisting at-risk individuals, and now leave me prepared to dive into my research this summer. Currently, I teach ESL to students in Taiwan and Mongolia, volunteer as a student researcher for The Justice Collaborative to progress criminal justice reform and manage a club to extend professional development opportunities to underrepresented students. Recently, I gained tangible research and communication skills as a campaign volunteer in Iowa and was fortunate enough to manage a successful campaign for a remarkable candidate in Illinois.
Originally from the west suburbs of Chicago, I love hotdogs without ketchup and the frequent snowstorms. That said, I come from a household of die-hard Dallas Cowboy fans but find myself unable to sit through an entire football game. Instead, horror movies are my go-to, especially when watching them with friends who have yet to see them — it makes it more fun. While I appreciate a good movie night, I promise I’m not entirely a couch potato. Besides, D.C. is an exciting new city to explore with so many student-priced (a.k.a. free) museums, parks and libraries to study for the LSAT. After graduating, I hope to move to Washington, D.C. and continue my education at law school — the cornfields of the Midwest will be just fine without me.
I’m ready to take advantage of our office’s endless supply of coffee and the Trader Joe’s across the street while researching crisis management this summer. I’ll take my experience at Hill Impact to further my goal of pursuing a legal career to assist those who find themselves in situations of crisis.