Below are some of the best people we can think of, the 2014 Washington Bus Interns! Come catch them at right over here for more., getting folks to talk to their legislators about awesome bills, or throwing the next great party for a purpose. Want to apply to be a Bus intern? Head on
Amulya Cherala is an International Affairs and Chinese major at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Bellevue, Washington and moved to Hyderabad, India, living there for seven years before moving back to the Pacific Northwest in 2005. Experiencing Indian culture first hand, living in the U.S., and traveling in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East has given her a better understanding of global issues and challenges. In San Antonio, she is involved with MOVE (Mobilize Organize Vote Empower), the newest affiliate of the Bus Federation Civic Fund. As Engagement Intern, she plans to increase volunteer engagement and get the youth more involved in local politics.
Josh Strassman was born and bred in Seattle. He recently graduated from Northwest Yeshiva High School, a small Jewish school on Mercer Island, where he was active on the student council, the school newspaper, and the basketball team. Next year he’s heading off to University of Massachusetts-Amherst for college, where he will probably major in Political Science. He is obsessed with politics and thrilled to be a part of the Bus this summer.
Miles Lanham, 17, is going to be a junior in high school and currently attends the center school. Miles has lived in Washington all of his life and loves the rain. Miles loves gaming, and used to play Lacrosse and Box. During his summer, Miles enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends, and of course working with the bus.
Lauren Breynaert is a junior, Urban and Environmental Policy Major at Occidental College. At school, she works on creating solutions for on campus food justice issues, as well as starting a campus wide fossil fuel divestment campaign. When not studying in Los Angeles, Lauren loves to go backpacking with her friends, hiking, trail running, and finding some hidden gems at thrift stores. While working for the Bus this summer, she will also be volunteering for Got Green?, helping a team of local activists find solutions for the environmental, economic, and social injustices in the greater Seattle area.