NLIHC welcomes Jacob Schmidt as the policy intern for the fall 2016 semester. Jacob is a senior at American University studying International Development and Gender, Race, and Culture. In his hometown of St. Louis, MO, Jacob founded a community beautification mural program that softens a tense relationship between muralists and city officials. Through bridging ideological gaps and navigating city bureaucracy, Jacob found his passion for social policy influence. Jacob is excited to work with the NLIHC, learning how to influence national policy at the intersection of low-income housing and criminal justice reform. Please join us in welcoming Jacob to the NLIHC team!