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[6] Landske, Charbonneau: NWI Students Interning With State Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2012) – A group of northwest Indiana residents are currently interning for the Indiana Senate during the 2012 legislative session.

Morgan Galloway-Daly, Peter Khosla, Cristin Just and Lisa Ryan are among those now working at the Indiana Senate.

Daly is a daughter of Jim Daly and Deb Galloway of Valparaiso and a sophomore political science major at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She will spend her internship working in the Senate page office.

Khosla is the son of Rakesh and Veena Khosla. He received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and his juris doctorate from Valparaiso University. He is currently working on his master’s degree in international economics and finance at Valparaiso University. Khosla will work with State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) during his internship.

“I am excited to serve the Indiana Senate and see the law-making process I have previously studied in the classroom, especially when it shapes our society into a prosperous state with a bright future,” Khosla said. “It is a fantastic place of which we can all be proud.”

Daly and Khosla reside in District 5, which is represented by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R- Valparaiso).

Just is a daughter of Larry and Kathy Just of Lowell. The Lowell High School graduate is now a second-year student at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She is interning with Jeff Papa, chief of staff and chief legal counsel for the Senate Majority Caucus.

“It is quite an honor to have this opportunity to serve the state of Indiana, while also gaining invaluable practical knowledge of the legislative process from a more legal perspective,” Just said.

Ryan is a daughter of Nancy and Jerry Michner of Highland and David and Suzanne Ryan of Attica. She is a sophomore telecommunications news and political science major at Ball State University.

Ryan is gaining experience as an intern with the communications office, serving senators from northwest Indiana. The Highland High School graduate is focusing on writing news releases for newspapers, editing audio for radio stations and recording video segments for television outlets. She also operates the webcam for legislative committee hearings and sends newsletters to the senators’ constituents.

“I am honored that I was chosen to be a part of the Indiana General Assembly during this exciting time,” Ryan said. “I am looking forward to learning more about Indiana government while also working with the media to make sure citizens know what their senators are doing during session.”

Just and Ryan are from Lake County, which is part of the district represented by State Sen. Sue Landske (R-Cedar Lake).

“These interns have a unique perspective into the legislative process,” Landske said. “They will learn more than just classroom knowledge; they will gain valuable experience that will stay with them long after graduation.”

To learn more about the Indiana Senate internship program, visit