Program Assistant, Domestic Policy
Damian is a program assistant working with Ruth Flower on domestic issues, including Native American affairs, immigration and civil liberties. He is from Takoma Park, Maryland and is a life-long member of Adelphi Friends Meeting.
Damian graduated from Guilford College in 2012 with a degree in psychology and a minor in political science. He earned high honors and received the Senior Psychology Award, which includes his name on a plaque in the college’s psychology department. While at Guilford, Damian cultivated an interest in topics related to discrimination and inequality. He conducted independent research on the ways that gender affects students’ evaluations of their professors, volunteered at a student-organized conference for Latino high schoolers seeking to attend college, was a member of the planning committee for Guilford College’s White Privilege Discussion Series, has participated in numerous anti-racism workshops, and attended the annual White Privilege Conference in March 2012. He is eager to apply these experiences to his work at FCNL.
Outside of work, Damian enjoys learning useless trivia, forgetting useless trivia, riding his bike, falling off his bike, attempting to cook, and ordering out when his attempts to cook fail. He is slowly learning Italian for his visits to his parents in Rome. His Italian vocabulary remains woefully limited to words related to ordering food and asking for directions.Learn more about FCNL's internship program. See what Damian has been writing on Of Peace and Politics.