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Meet Swing Blue Alliance’s Winter 2022 Interns

Posted on January 24, 2022

We are fortunate to welcome an amazing cohort of interns this winter. Please join us in welcoming them warmly as we head into this incredibly important election year!

SKYLAR WISEMAN

Skylar is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and is currently a sophomore at Dartmouth College. She is studying politics, philosophy, and economics with a double minor in English and Public Policy. Post-graduation, Skylar hopes to enroll in law school and study international law with a concentration in human rights, voting rights, women’s rights, and immigrant and undocumented rights. Skylar has done quite a bit of work within the non-profit sector and is looking forward to helping Swing Blue secure a just and equal democracy for all, even those “non-traditional” groups in the out-parties. She is excited to get started!

EDWARD R. LEW 

Edward was born in Bolivia and raised in the suburbs of Boston. He is a graduate of Middlesex Community College and is completing a degree in Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Edward and Matthew H. Liang, M.D., have co-authored a forthcoming book, “Halsted R. Holman and the Struggle for the Soul of Medicine” (2022), on the evolution and problems of American healthcare. Edward joined the Swing Blue Alliance to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. He aspires to serve in government to empower oppressed groups and individuals.

AYLEEN CAMERON 

Ayleen currently attends Tufts University as a sophomore, where she studies International Relations and Russian. She worked with the American Citizen Services section at US Embassy Stockholm and is currently a Democracy Rep with JumboVote, a nonpartisan voting organization at Tufts. She competes on the Tufts Mock Trial and Model UN teams. Ayleen has a passion for both domestic and international politics and hopes to become more practiced in grassroots organizing through her internship with S.B.A. Ayleen was born in Washington, D.C. and lived years of her life in Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, and Sweden.

ELI KANNER

Eli is a junior at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been politically active his entire life, getting his start canvassing for Obama when he was just a toddler. He is excited to help make a difference motivating voters with Swing Blue. When he isn’t on his phone, Eli enjoys playing music, skiing, and petting his dog.

DAN O’NEILL

Dan was born and raised in Melrose, Massachusetts. He is studying political science at Lesley University, where he is a sophomore. In 2020 he volunteered with the Paul Brodeur Mayoral campaign in Melrose. He is looking forward to working with Swing Blue Alliance this semester.

NATASHA BUTLER-RAHMAN

Natasha was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has a is currently a junior at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. She has Bengali and Puerto Rican roots and is fully bilingual. In school, she takes on roles that involve her passions: visual arts and graphic design. She is a strong advocate for community development and social change.

DEVON CHICHESTER

Devon grew up in Randolph, Massachusetts and is currently enrolled as a sophomore at Umass Amherst. Majoring in political science, she has always had a particular interest in political representation and awareness. Devon hopes to pursue a career in politics or journalism, which will allow her to take these interests and bring attention to issues which affect people who haven’t always been given a voice. She looks forward to learning more about electoral data and working to increase voter participation during her time at this internship.