Semester in Washington Spring 2021 Placements

SIW 2021

ALBANY, N.Y. — Despite the uncertainty of the past year, 12 University at Albany students were able to actively participate in the Semester in Washington Program and live, learn, and intern in the nation’s capital during the Spring 2021 semester. To adapt to the current climate due to COVID-19, the SIW Program looked different than past sessions, using a hybrid in-person and virtual model for coursework and networking.

Still, many of the students had a front row seat to history as party powers transitioned following the 2020 election, including Tanner McCracken who started his internship with U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s Office (R-SC) days prior to January 6th. Click here to read Tanner’s story of that infamous day in American history from his own perspective.

Established in 1997, Rockefeller College’s Semester in Washington Program has served as a gateway into careers in government, the private sector, news media, nonprofits, and nongovernment organizations.

Spring 2021 Semester in Washington Placements

Josie Buckhout

Office of U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY 20th District)

Molly Donelan

Jennifer Carrol Foy Campaign for Governor of Virginia

Tori Garcia

Office of U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL 20th District)

Huijuan (Jane) Line

District Bridges

Elizabeth McCormick

Office of Disability Rights, City of DC

Tanner McCracken

Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) &


Office of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE)

John Molloy

Office of U.S. Representative Tom Reed (R-NY 23rd District) &


Office of U.S. Representative Claudia Tenney (R-NY-22)

Vincent Muñiz

Office of U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY 20th District)

Nilson Villeda Ramirez

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

Nicole Scipione

Business Executives for National Security

Katie Weidner

Office of U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY 5th District)

Josh Williams

Office of U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY 21st District)


Spring 2021 Cohort