Confirmed Hosts



TargetPoint Consulting

Barker Leavitt Law

Pew Research

Senator Romney event

Senator Lee Office visit

Secretary of the Senate visit – Joe Johnston

Utah Congressman Blake Moore Office – Paul Johnson

Joint Economic Committee (U.S. Senate)

U.S. State Department

Covington & Burling Law

American Constitution Society Zoom

Tunnl Data

Becket Fund for Religious Liberty (Law Firm)



2023 Confirmed Hosts


Host: Nathaniel (Nate) Haight

Position: Education Advisor

Organization: USAID

Brief Description of Organization: USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address:

Ronald Reagan Building (RRB)

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW


Washington, DC 20523

Best Metro Stop to use: Federal Triangle

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  • Afternoon: 2 PM on May 4th, Thursday

Additional Directions/Instructions: Meet at the northwest corner of the RRB where the main desk/entrance to USAID is located. If you are unable to find the main entrance to USAID, you can feel free to call my cell number below.

Office Phone Number: N/A – cell: 281-468-0372

Number of Students you can Host: 5 if inside USAID, more if we find a spot outside of USAID


Name: Catherine Smart, Ethan Heilig, Meredith King

Position: Research Analyst, Research Director

Organization: TargetPoint Consulting

Brief Description of Organization: TargetPoint Consulting is a full-service public opinion market research firm. Through the use of Quantitative research methods (Surveys and Ad Tests) and Qualitative research methods (Focus groups and Executive Interviews) we help political, corporate, and non-profit clients gain key insights into how to reach and target the audiences they are interested in.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: WeWork 1201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA. Floor 27, Room 27A – Classroom.

Best Metro Stop to use: Rosslyn. The WeWork is right next to the metro stop.

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  • Morning: 10 AM

Additional Directions/Instructions: When entering the WeWork, please check in with the security at the front desk and they will direct you to the elevators. We will need a list of names of those attending beforehand.

Office Phone Number: 8018142893, my direct line

Number of Students you can Host: 10-15


Name: Ryan Leavitt

Position: Attorney/Partner

Organization: Barker Leavitt, PLLC

Brief Description of Organization: Federal Lobbying/Government Affairs/Public Policy Consulting Law Firm. Our practice focuses largely on federal affairs consulting and lobbying. We represent clients with interests across the United States.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 1050 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20007

Best Metro Stop to use: Foggy Botton/GWU

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  • Afternoon: 2 PM

Additional Directions/Instructions: I will meet the group at the 1st floor lobby and escort the group to our conference room.

Office Phone Number: 202-557-6153 (this is my cell phone)

Number of Students you can Host: 10


Name: J. Baxter Oliphant

Position: Senior Researcher, U.S. Politics and Policy

Organization: Pew Research Center

Brief Description of Organization: Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 1615 L Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20036

Best Metro Stop to use: Farragut North on the Red Line; Farragut West on the Orange, Blue or Sliver lines

Preferred Office Visit Time:

Afternoon: 2 PM

Additional Directions/Instructions: Attendees will have to meet in the lobby and then be escorted through security up to our office; the office has a COVID vaccine requirement (Nida and Talia can provide the details)

Office Phone Number: 202-419-4300 (but I don’t think it will be staffed the day of); my personal office number is 202-419-4315

Number of Students you can Host: We could host up to 20 (plus a few more if you have that much interest)


Utah Congressional Delegation Office Visit: Senator Romney event

Office: Senator Mitt Romney

Organization: U.S. Senate

Meeting in Senate Dirksen: SD-G11 (Dirksen Senate Office building, ground floor)

Hosts: Senator Mitt Romney; Kelsey Berg; Alex Christiansen; Isabel Williams, Meagan Shepherd, Celester Gold

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: Romney Office 354 Russell Senate
Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5251
Fax: (202) 228-0836

Your students will need to be escorted into the building by our staff. They will enter via the Russell Senate Office Building northwest entrance at the corner of Delaware Ave NE and C St NE. When the group arrives, please call me at 801-809-1424.

Thursday, May 4: 11 AM – 1 PM

Number of students: (55)


Name: Justin Anthony

Position: Director of Constituent Affairs

Organization: US Senator Mike Lee’s Office

Brief Description of Organization:

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: Russell Senate Office Building, 363, Washington, DC 20510

Best Metro Stop to use: Union Station (Red Line)

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  • Morning: 10 AM

Additional Directions/Instructions: Call/text me if you run into any issues.

Office Phone Number: (202) 603-4617 (this is my cell phone number)

Number of Students you can Host: 20


Name: Paul Johnson

Position: Legislative Director

Organization: Rep. Blake Moore (UT-01)

Brief Description of Organization: Congressman from Utah’s First District

Office Address: 1131 Longworth House Office Building

Best Metro Stop to use: Capitol South –

The Longworth Building is accessible via Uber (Independence Ave entrance) or the Capitol South metro station (C St entrance). Once you pass through the metal detectors at the entrances to the building (marked clearly), proceed to the first floor to room #1131. Go ahead and enter the office—no need to knock—and ask for Paul Johnson.

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  1. Morning: 9:15 am

Additional Directions/Instructions:

Office Phone Number: 202-225-0453

Number of Students you can Host: 4-8


Name: Joseph Johnston

Position: Assistant Editor, Congressional Record

Organization: Office of the Secretary of the Senate

Brief Description of Organization: The Secretary of the Senate is the chief administrative officer of the US Senate.

Office Address: S-421 US Capitol Building

Best Metro Stop to use: Union Station or Capitol South

Preferred Office Visit Time: Morning, 10am

Additional Directions/Instructions: Please meet me inside the Capitol Visitor Center at the Senate Appointment Desk.

Office Phone Number: Cell 818-282-5955

Number of Students you can Host: 12


Name: Rachel Sheffield

Position: Senior Policy Advisor

Organization: Joint Economic Committee (U.S. Senate, Ranking Member Mike Lee)

Brief Description of Organization: We are a Senate committee that conducts policy analysis and research on a variety of issues related to the U.S. economy. Under the leadership of Ranking Member Mike Lee (R-UT), we have focused specifically on “social capital” trends in the United States (the state of private and civic institutions such as the family, churches/houses of worship, the workplace, and other community organizations) and how policy can strengthen social capital.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

Best Metro Stop to use: Union Station or Capitol South

Preferred Office Visit Time:


Additional Directions/Instructions: Meet me at entrance of the Senate Dirksen Office Building on the corner of 1st and C Street NE at 10:00 so I can let you in the building.

Office Phone Number: (818) 337-9902

Number of Students you can Host: 9


U.S. State Department

Host: John Dinkelman

Position: Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Administration – HST Room 6529

Organization: Department of State, Washington, DC 20520

Brief Description of Organization: Foreign Affairs; The Diplomacy Center is the future museum and visitors center for the Department of State. The Center will serve the American public by showcasing the history, practice and challenges of diplomacy and will inspire the next generation of diplomats.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC  20520

Directions: All 18 guests are pre-registered.  Please have all report to the C Street Entrance (“Visitors Entrance” Awning to the west (left) of the Main Entrance to the building at C Street and 22nd Street NW, Foggy Bottom – where they’ll have to go through the standard airport-like security clearance process) WITH government-issued photo ID no later than 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the event.

They will be met and escorted to the room and then escorted back to the C Street entrance at the end of the event.

Best Metro Stop to use: Foggy Bottom Metro (Orange, Blue, Silver lines)

Afternoon: 9:30 AM

Additional Directions/Instructions: Guests must be pre-registered and should enter via C Street Entrance (C Street and 22nd Street NW – entering security processing at awning marked “Visitors”) then processing guest badge at main lobby desk – government ID required.  Escort required while in building.

Office Phone Number: 202-647-1492

Number of Students you can Host: 20-30


On behalf of the American people, the U.S. State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.


The U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.


Name: Eric Carlson

Position: Partner

Organization: Covington & Burling, LLP

Brief Description of Organization: International Law firm

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address:

  • One CityCenter
    850 Tenth Street, NW
  • Washington, DC 20001
  • +1 202 662 6000

Best Metro Stop to use: Metro Center

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  • Morning: 10 AM

Additional Directions/Instructions:

Office Phone Number: 202 662 6000 (general); 202 580 5744 (Eric’s mobile)

Number of Students you can Host: 10-12

In an increasingly regulated world, we have an exceptional ability to help clients navigate their most complex business problems, deals, and disputes.

Our distinctively collaborative culture allows us to be truly one team globally, drawing on the diverse experience of lawyers and advisors across the firm by seamlessly sharing insight and expertise.

What sets us apart is our ability to combine the tremendous strength in our litigation, investigations, and corporate practices with deep knowledge of policy and policymakers, and one of the world’s leading regulatory practices.

This enables us to create novel solutions to our clients’ toughest problems, successfully try their toughest cases and deliver commercially practical advice of the highest quality.


Name: Ashley Erickson

Position: Director of Network Advancement

Organization: American Constitution Society

Brief Description of Organization:

Our Vision: The American Constitution Society realizes the promises of the U.S. Constitution by building and leading a diverse legal community that dedicates itself to advancing and defending democracy, justice, equality, and liberty; to securing a government that serves the public interest; and to guarding against the abuse of law and the concentration of power.

Our Mission: ACS believes that the Constitution is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” We interpret the Constitution based on its text and against the backdrop of history and lived experience. Through a diverse nationwide network of progressive lawyers, law students, judges, scholars and many others, we work to uphold the Constitution in the 21st Century by ensuring that law is a force for protecting our democracy and the public interest and for improving people’s lives.

Our Values: ACS welcomes a diverse membership into our network from a wide range of communities, including people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds, gender, physical abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, religious and spiritual values, and national origin. These members are critical to ACS’s mission of building and leading a diverse legal community that dedicates itself to advancing and defending democracy, justice, equality, and liberty; to securing a government that serves the public interest; and to guarding against the abuse of law and the concentration of power.

The ACS Mission is Essential:

  • Through our public programs (over 1,400 debates, conferences, and press briefings across America each year), publications, and active online presence, ACS generates intellectual capital for ready use by progressive allies and shapes debates on key legal and public policy issues including access to courts, voting, equality, immigration, workers’ rights, and many others.
  • ACS nurtures the next generation of progressive lawyers, judges, policy experts, legislators, and academics by providing opportunities for networking, mentoring, and organizing around matters of both local and national significance.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: N/A

Best Metro Stop to use: (zoom link) TBD

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  • Morning: Zoom Link

Additional Directions/Instructions:

Office Phone Number: 202-393-6181

Number of Students you can Host: 20


Name: Erin Abell

Position: VP, Operations

Organization: Tunnl

Brief Description of Organization: Tunnl is a nimble, rapidly growing company. We understand the necessity of timely and accurate data powering our client’s brand and advocacy needs. Our proprietary, data-driven platform is designed to create, connect, and influence the audiences that matter most across the social media, digital, advanced TV, and linear TV spectrum.

  • We strive daily to deliver innovative solutions to the active and emerging challenges our clients face.
  • We believe being highly collaborative and responsive is critical to any working relationship with our clients. We will never waiver in being a trusted and committed partner in the work we do.
  • We put a premium on recruiting highly talented and skilled team members. Our clients can trust they are getting the best products and service on the market.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201

Best Metro Stop to use: Clarendon

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  • Afternoon: 2 PM

Additional Directions/Instructions: Our floor is keyfob locked, so you will need to call oour Operations Manager, Emily Perry (508)221-4979 when you are all assembled in the lobby to be brought to our floor

Office Phone Number: (202)990-3690


Team of Hosts from Becket:

  • Eric Baxter, VP & Senior Counsel
  • Montse Alvarado, VP & COO
  • Megan Donley, Government Affairs Analyst
  • JeRevienne Mitchell, Administrative Officer
  • Monica Dewey, Office Assistant

Organization: Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Brief Description of Organization: Non-profit law firm that defends religious liberty for people of all faiths.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006

Best Metro Stop to use: Farragut West (Orange, Blue, Silver Line) or Farragut North (Red Line)

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  • Morning: 10 AM

Additional Directions/Instructions: JeRevienne Mitchell and Monica Dewey will be the points of contact for office-related logistics and transportation. When you arrive, security will meet you and let you up to our offices. If you have any questions or issues at all, please call the number below (JeRevienne), or you can reach out to Monica as well: 914-336-6321.

Office Phone Number: 202-349-7220

Number of Students you can Host: 20-22


We are meeting at the BYU Barlow Center, 2520 L Street, NW, Washington, DC at 11 AM, where we will drive our group of 17 to the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA. If you are late, we will need to leave so we can be there at our scheduled time: 12:00 noon!!

Name: Michael T.

Position: CIA Regional Recruiter for Washington, DC

Organization: Central Intelligence Agency

Brief Description of Organization:  CIA is the first line of defense for the United States. We collect and analyze intelligence to further national security and preempt threats.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 930 Dolley Madison Boulevard, McLean , VA 22101

Best Metro Stop to use: Visitors must provide their own (non-public transportation), no more than 2 vehicles for the collective group.

Preferred Office Visit Time:

Afternoon: 1 PM Visitors must arrive on campus by NOON for security processing.

Additional Directions/Instructions:

Office Phone Number:  771-210-8715

Number of Students you can Host: 15 max


  • CIA Headquarters visit – Friday, 5 May 2023, 12:00 pm – 2:00p.m.  Your group should arrive at the CIA visitor’s center between 11:30 – 12:00p.m. in order to allow adequate time to process onto the compound.  Students, faculty and staff should arrive together at our Headquarters compound. Please advise on how your group will travel to Hqs (how many vehicles, chartered bus?  If so we will need the bus drivers name, SS#, & POB as well)
  • Participants must bring a passport or driver’s license and be prepared to verify the last four numbers of their SSN upon arrival.  Important:  If a participant was born outside of the United States, they will need to present their US Passport or naturalization certificate when they arrive.  Only those US citizens whose names and social security numbers were provided in advance will be allowed to proceed onto the CIA campus.  Non-US citizens cannot visit our compound.
  • The passage of the real ID Act in July 2014 restricts the use of certain state-issued driver’s licenses from gaining entry into federal buildings.  Specifically, please visit the following website: to ascertain States currently in compliance with Real ID.  If any attendees have a driver’s license from a non-compliant State they should bring another form of acceptable ID, e.g. US passport.
  • Participants may not bring backpacks, purses, or electronic devices. Cameras and photography are strictly prohibited.
  • In regards to electronic devices, attendees often forget about their cell phones or if they are wearing/carrying a Fitbit or other form of GPS in his/her watch, so please remind them about leaving such devices on the bus or at home.
  • All vehicles entering or exiting from the Agency installation are subject to inspection and search by authorized persons.
  • Please have participants wear comfortable shoes, eat and drink prior to the visit and bring cash or a credit card if they would like to purchase something from our Agency gift store.


Name: Clark Sandberg

Position: Intelligence Analyst

Organization: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Brief Description of Organization:

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address:

FBI Headquarters

935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC, 20535

Best Metro Stop to use:

  • Closets stops are Archives, Metro Center, or Federal Triangle

Preferred Office Visit Time:

Morning: 11:00 am – the tour lasts between 1 hour and 1 hour 15 minutes. Let me know when they need to be done by.

Additional Directions/Instructions:

  • There is maintenance on a certain part of metro, and at this time yellow line is not operating between Pentagon and L’Enfante Plaza.

Prohibited Items:  Bags larger than 8.5” x 11”

    • Point-and-shoot cameras, SLR cameras, video recorders, and tablets/iPads
    • Strollers
    • Food or beverage of any kind
    • Tobacco products
    • Aerosol containers
    • Guns, ammunition, fireworks, electric stun guns, mace, martial arts weapons/devices, knives, or any pointed objectsI’ll send the security instructions soon.The closest metro stops are Metro Center (Blue line), Federal Triangle (Blue Line) and Archives/Navy Memorial (Yellow and Green Line).The FBI Experience tour will start promptly at 11:00 am. It lasts 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. I recommend arriving by 10:40 am in order to go through security, as there is often a line.

      Students will need to show photo identification that meets the Real ID Act (includes driver’s license and passport) and then go through a metal detector. No storage facilities are available at FBI Headquarters. Individuals who arrive with prohibited times will not be permitted to enter. Cell phones must be turned off or placed in airplane mode. Any Blue Tooth must be turned off. Video and audio recording are prohibited.  Photos are permitted inside the tour, except for one area which will be explained before the tour starts. Photographs are not permitted inside the waiting area.

      Prohibited items: (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Number of Students you can Host: 20 – (yes 20)