Major: Political Science and Economics
School: University of Pittsburgh
Interned Under: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Omar Al-Hendy is a rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics. Last summer, Omar studied abroad in London, interning at a private research firm called TheCampaignCompany. Omar assisted researchers in conducting interviews among various groups with varying denominations and backgrounds. He interviewed people in Croydon- a borough (neighborhood) in London- on the issues they would like to see voiced in the local elections. The Croydon Council commissioned TheCampaignCompany to perform this study as a result of the recent low rates of voter turnout. Additionally, Omar has interned in a medical laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While at UPMC, he assisted two microbiologists in managing different experiments for a research-based publication. After completing his undergraduate studies, Omar aspires to return to the hill to work a full time position as a legislative aid or staffer. Omar is primarily interested in health and economic policy. Eventually, he wants to begin his studies in law school after gaining valuable work experience in the public service field.
Placement: Office of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D- TX30).