Bridget O’Neill is working with the Center on projects pertaining to the theory of scale, automation as an option to improve DC transit, and helping to implement a tech training for congressional staffers that will center around responding to job displacement in a modernizing world. She hopes to further explore the functioning of DC’s political landscape from a think tank perspective; the Beeck Center’s approach of modernizing American democracy for the twenty-first century while adhering to its founding principles provides a fascinating lens through which to study politics.
Bridget is a rising junior at Colorado College, where she studies Political Science with minors in German and Feminist and Gender Studies. She works as a Writing Center consultant on campus, and is also involved with the campus’ small German Department. Bridget is joining the Beeck Center team upon the conclusion of an internship at the Office of Senator Michael Bennet, where she served as both a press intern and a legislative intern for the foreign policy and defense staff.
In the future, Bridget hopes to explore political journalism and perhaps speechwriting; the intersection of the theoretical and the practical is a particularly fascinating aspect of politics that seems to manifest itself most notably in these fields. She is pursuing issues of international relations and is excited by the prospect of working abroad and examining governments and their interactions across cultures and borders.
Education: B.A. in Political Science, Colorado College, Class of 2019
Hometown: Louisville, Colorado
Favorite Quote: “I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still have the power to choose where we go from there.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
What I’m Reading Now: Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison