Kevin T. Lair
Class of 2015
Major/Minor: Major: Political Science with Concentration in Global Business Minors: Economics and Pre-Law
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT, HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS, MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTERNSHIP (Jan. 2015 – Present): Assists Minority Leader and Whip; participates in policy discussions, decisions, and committees; conducts legislative research and analysis for Republican Caucus; fields constituent inquiries
EASTERN SHORE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, MARYLAND FEDERATION OF COLLEGE REPUBLICANS (June 2014 – Present): Oversees chapters on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; fundraises and expands resources for College Republican chapters throughout the state; coordinates community outreach efforts; establishes a grassroots, conservative connection between chapters and communities to strengthen our message and ability to win elections across the state; cements a robust network with government officials and organizations; and helps shape the Republican Party to better reflect the will of the people and the founding principles we cherish.
COMMUNITY OF STUDENTS AND ALUMNI (FORMERLY, RECENT ALUMNI & STUDENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE) (Nov. 2013 – Present): Organizes enrichment opportunities between current students and alumni, offering pathways for current students to embark on the boundless post-graduate opportunities available.
TEACHER’S ASSISTANT & CHARACTER COUNTS! COACH (Aug. 2012 – Present): Develops lesson plans and teaches a kindergarten classroom. Also teaches character skills to sixth grade students, highlighting the six character pillars– trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT AND COLUMNIST, EAST WEST CENTER INTERNSHIP (May 2014 – Aug. 2014): Quantified political, economic, security relations data between U.S. & Asia-Pacific nations; discussed domestic and international policy decisions with Congressmen, ambassadors, state officials, and related experts
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CHARLIE DENT INTERNSHIP (July 2013 – Aug. 2013): Handled constituent services via phone calls, in-person meetings, and site tours
U.S. SENATOR PATRICK TOOMEY INTERNSHIP (May 2013 – Aug. 2013): Handled constituent services via phone calls, in-person meetings, and site tours
Through both Congressional internships, I handled over 4,000 federal constituent cases and developed method for differentiating and handling federal, state, and local inquiries.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE LEADERSHIP
ALEXANDER HAMILTON SOCIETY (President 1 year; VP of Public Relations 1 year; Founder, Nov. 2012 – Present): With demonstrated need on campus, helped found chapter. Fosters academic debate and discussions on political, economic, international issues. Top 10 chapter in the nation.
S.H.I.E.L.D. / STUDENTS HELPING TO IMPROVE EACH-OTHERS LIVES DAILY (President 1 year; VP of Public Relations 1 year; Founder, Sept. 2012 – Present): Certified Peer Educator . With demonstrated need on campus, helped found chapter. Serves as academic and social counselor for students and faculty; promotes health and wellness throughout campus and the local community.
COLLEGE REPUBLICANS (President 1 year; Vice President & VP of Public Relations 1 year; Member, Aug. 2012 – Present): Coordinates dozens of lectures, events, phone banks , and campaign efforts; runs farmer’s market stand
ENACTUS (Chief Operating Officer 1 year; VP of Public Relations & VP of Projects 1 year; Member, Aug. 2012 – Present): Designs community service and empowerment initiatives within community and foreign countries. Leads entrepreneurial service projects and national presentation team
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF KENT COUNTY (Volunteer Coordinator, Jan. 2013 – Sept. 2014): Taught financial literacy to students; coordinated student and community volunteer coaches for 24 classrooms in 5 schools throughout Kent County
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (Chair Academics Committee 1 year; Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2013): Elected Senator; encouraged academic rigor and stress relief events
WASHINGTON COLLEGE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
THE ELM (Senior Opinion Staff Columnist, Jan. 2013 – Present): Writes weekly opinion column on political, economic, social issues, and campus events
MARYLAND STUDENT LEGISLATURE (Member, Oct. 2012 – May 2013): Fostered political discussion and debate; proposed laws before Maryland State Assembly
BEST BUDDIES (ASSOCIATE MEMBER) (Member, Aug. 2012 – May 2013): Worked with individuals who have mental and developmental disorders
- Theta of Maryland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (National Honor Society)
- Washington College Dean’s List (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)
- Alpha Psi Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society)
- Sigma Beta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
- Delta Theta Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta (International Educators Honor Society)
- S. Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows (Research Honor Society)
- Washington College Academic Tuition Merit Scholarship
March 2014 - Mental Health First Aid
April 2013 - Peer Wellness Educator