L to R: Katy Hogan – Program Coordinator, Matt Dorocak, Virginia Turner, Louis Rosenbaum, Christian Lesnek, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Farhad Choksy, Luke Mesiano, Sam Runta, Anastasia Martinez, Sarina Tacovic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) this week met with The Ohio State University (OSU) students Matt Dorocak of Strongsville, Virginia Turner of Chagrin Falls, Louis Rosenbaum of Beachwood, and Luke Mesiano of Shaker Heights. The students, who attended Brown’s weekly coffee with constituents, are interning in Washington, D.C. this semester as John Glenn Fellows through OSU’s Washington Academic Internship Program.

“It was an honor to meet with these John Glenn Fellows,” Brown said. “These bright young students exemplify the intelligence and drive fostered at Ohio colleges and universities.”

  • Dorcak, a senior studying Political Science and Criminology, is interning at the Pro Bono Institute.
  • Turner, a senior studying Public Affairs, is interning at the National Council of Non-Profits.
  • Rosenbaum, a senior studying International Studies and Chinese, is interning at the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Mesiano, a junior studying Political Science and History, is interning at the Federal Judicial Center.

John Glenn Fellows spend a semester in Washington, D.C. exploring public policy in their individual academic interest areas. Participants receive academic credit for completion of an internship, a policymaking and public service course, and a policy paper developed through a research seminar. The Washington Academic Internship Program is run by OSU’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and is open to all majors.