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Meet the 2018 Public Policy & Research Interns!

Meet the 2018 Public Policy & Research Interns!

Megan Chung

Megan.jpgMegan is a rising senior at Princeton University pursuing a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Global Health and Health Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Born in the suburbs of Atlanta and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Megan loves sweet tea and the SEC. She is interested in the health rights of immigrants and non-citizens and expanding health insurance coverage, and is excited to dive into these topics with the NACHC Research and Federal Affairs teams. 

Prior to NACHC, Megan was on the Mental Health Initiative Board as part of Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government and has previously interned at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she looks forward to attending medical school to serve communities as a physician. Aside from health, she researches organic catalysis and is an avid orchestral musician and amateur music historian.

Back in D.C. for her second summer, Megan looks forward to hiking in Shenandoah Valley, going to brunch every weekend, and tossing disc on the National Mall. She is excited to explore the Hill with NACHC and learn more about the D.C. community. If you would like to contact Megan, please reach by mchung@nachc.org.

Tonia Wu

Tonia.jpgTonia is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in public health and certificate in healthcare ethics. She is very interested and excited to work in federal health policy at NACHC!

Prior to graduation, Tonia has interned with the Office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), the Alliance for Health Policy, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has also completed the Bill Archer Fellowship through the University of Texas System, and these experiences have been invaluable in her consideration of a career and graduate studies in public health programming.

In her free time, Tonia cooks (and then cleans), watches basketball, and goes thrift shopping!

If you’d like to contact Tonia, please reach out by twu@nachc.org.

Maddi Cole

Maddi.jpgMaddi Cole is from Dallas, TX, and a rising junior at American University. She is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Communications Studies. Maddi has loved healthcare policy and research for a while, she worked in the Dallas County Judge’s office last summer working as a policy intern on local healthcare reform. Outside of healthcare, Maddi also loves to talk about women’s issues, immigration reform, and education policy.

Politics are not the only thing Maddi is interested in. She is also a podcaster and a college DJ at American University. For the past year, Maddi has been hosting and editing a podcast about interesting stories happening on campus and has hosted a weekly radio show. She is also an avid coffee drinker, and has spent her free time working in coffee shops while in college.

This is Maddi’s first summer in DC, and she is super excited to be working with State Affairs team at NACHC!

If you would like to contact Maddi, please reach by mcole@nachc.org.

Ethan McPeak

Ethan McPeak is a HRSA Policy intern. Ethan is currently a rising junior pursuing a joint BS in Math and Economics and a BA in History at the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt, Ethan is the External Director of the Model UN student organization. 


Originally, from Chester County, Pennsylvania, Ethan hopes to travel and live around the world when he graduates.  He is passionate for government and economics and intends to pursue graduate studies in public policy.

In his free time, Ethan enjoys listening to music and going to concerts at quirky venues. He is also a big fan of old films, and especially loves Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman.  

If you would like to contact Ethan, please reach by emcpeak@nachc.org.

Luc Marzano

Luc is currently a rising senior at American University, working towards a B.S. in Public Health. While Grad school isn’t a plan for his immediate future, he currently expects to work for a few years after undergrad, furthering his skills and interests before applying.

Growing up in Eatontown, New Jersey, Luc spent most of his high school career as a volunteer EMT, where he acquired his interests in healthcare and underserved communities. Just last fall he spent 4 months in Nairobi, Kenya studying public health and interning for healthcare clinic.


In his spare time he enjoys listening to and playing music, spending time with friends and playing ultimate Frisbee for his school’s club team.

Luc hopes to one day receive an MPH, and plans to have a focus in Epidemiology .While still narrowing down his interests, his passion for research and public health keep him motivated.

If you would like to contact Luc, please reach by lmarzano@nachc.org.