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Class of 2020 First-Year Fellow: Tyler Baum '20

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As a Class of 2020 First-Year Fellow, Tyler Baum interned at The White House under the mentorship of Kevin Hudak ’07. 

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Class of 2020 First-Year Fellow Tyler Baum outside the West Wing entrance during his White House internship. 

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Tyler C. Baum ’20 grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from the K12 International Academy. At K12, Tyler was the Co-Chairman of the Model United Nations club and the founding President of K12’s Student Council. He also played travel ice hockey and participated in the Spanish club, National Honors Society, and interned or volunteered on numerous national political campaigns, including Pat Toomey for Senate and Keith Rothfus for Congress. At Dartmouth, Tyler plans to pursue a major in Government with minors in Public Policy and Arabic.

As a First-Year Fellow, Tyler interned at The White House under the mentorship of Kevin Hudak ’07. As an Office of Political Affairs intern, Tyler provided daily news alerts and broader media coverage reports to staff members based on his analysis of national and local political sources. Additionally, he prepared research briefs to be presented to White House Senior Staff on national, statewide, and local topics that affected policy and the President’s agenda.

According to Tyler, “My favorite part of the fellowship experience was having the opportunity to research industry-related policies and the political make-up of various states, including my home state of Pennsylvania, as well as sit in on numerous meetings with influential leaders from my area and throughout the state. Whether I was listening to small business owners from Pennsylvania explain the issues most important to them during roundtable discussions or meeting with county commissioners from throughout the state, it was an honor to serve in the executive branch this summer.”

After graduation, Tyler plans to serve in the United States Navy.

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