amber hegseth - administrator
phil hegseth - ra
Amber grew up in Odenton, Maryland as the only child of parents in the Army. She studied Political Science and National Security at Coastal Carolina University where she graduated in 2013. After college, Amber dove into operations in the non-profit world before becoming the Operations Coordinator at The Heritage Foundation and the Administrator for Intern Housing, LLC. At heart, Amber is a foodie with a passion for anything and everything worth tasting! So, if you ever need a recommendation for a good meal in D.C., you know where to go.
Phil was born and raised in the cold north of Minnesota, where he attended college at the University of St. Thomas studying Communications and Journalism. He has since worked for communications shops in D.C. finding interests in social media, web development and audio & video production. He is currently the Technical Manager at the Hudson Institute, a non-profit think tank in D.C. focused on promoting American leadership and global engagement. Phil is a self-proclaimed “techy,” and a mediocre “DIY” experimenter, who enjoys anything with a power button or gearbox.
In our personal time, we love trying new restaurants around the DMV or spending afternoons at festivals, but we firmly believe few things beat a baseball game and a hot dog on a summer night.
Our favorite thing about D.C. is that everyone here has a different story. Everyone is from somewhere new, is interested in something unique, and has dreams we can identify with. We are so excited not only to hear the stories of our interns, but to come alongside them and jumpstart their futures in any way we can.
Andrew and Haley McIndoe - RA
Andrew McIndoe, a North Carolina native, has resided in the District of Columbia since 2010. A graduate of Grove City College, he studied Political Science and Entrepreneurship. Andrew serves as the Director of Donor Relations for The Heritage Foundation while also pursuing his MBA from The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. His work experience includes stints at many conservative movement organizations but he is most fond of his summer internship at Heritage where he was a resident of our Intern Housing program. In his free time, Andrew loves cooking, golf, and traveling the world with his college sweetheart, Haley.
Growing up a military brat, Haley moved 17 times in 23 years. While traveling overseas and throughout the U.S. has made her who she is, she has enjoyed settling in Washington D.C., calling it home since 2012. Haley graduated from Grove City College with a degree in Communications and was lucky enough to meet her husband, Andrew, there. Haley's experience includes working in the inner city of D.C. at a private school for low-income students, at International Justice Mission, the largest anti-slavery organization in the world. Currently working part-time at Faith and Law, Haley helps congressional staff better understand the implications of the Christian worldview for their calling to the public square while also staying home with their newborn daughter, Lottie. Outside of work, Haley loves to build relationships, travel, read, and explore all that D.C. has to offer!
Our favorite part of living in D.C. is the community we have formed. Bumping into friends, former interns or Hill staffers while walking around the Capitol has created intimate community in the midst of a big and intimidating city. The restaurants, museums, churches, and theater scene are an added bonus to living in D.C.!
We are passionate about seeing interns have a fantastic experience while living in Intern Housing, but also a phenomenal start to whatever they will be propelled into next. It is a joy to see interns create life-long friendships and work networks through life here in Intern Housing.
Salim and Katrina Furth - RA
Salim is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. His work covers traditional economic topics such as fiscal policy and growth, but he also studies the role of communities and social ties in helping people succeed. As an RA, Salim enjoys working with interns to find a place where they will thrive. In his spare time, Salim serves on the board of Northwest Community Church, fixes bikes, and reads books.
Originally from upstate New York, Katrina studied brain and cognitive science at the University of Rochester, where she and Salim met. She received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Boston University by studying the brain activity in rats at the National Institute of Health. Katrina currently teaches a few classes at Marymount University and enjoys time at home with her kids, Jireh and Crispin.
Serving as RAs allow us to work with our kids alongside - we want them to grow up in the framework provided by duty and community. We are passionate about helping interns find "real life" in D.C., outside of the political bubble.
Charles and kelly Adams - RA
Charles Adams was born and raised in Montvale, New Jersey, a small town 45 minutes northwest of New York City. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication from Regent University. Charles works in the United States Senate as the Legislative Director to Senator James E. Risch of Idaho, covering a portfolio of issues including banking, transportation, and tax reform. Outside of work, Charles is an Eagle Scout and enjoys the great outdoors through camping, hiking, and boating. Additionally, Charles helps coach the Idaho Lucky Spuds, a summer Senate softball team, and is a big New York Giants and New York Yankees fan.
Kelly Adams was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Damascus, MD. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hood College, and a Master of Science from The Johns Hopkins University. Kelly began working at The Heritage Foundation in October 2014, and is currently a Senior Personnel Manager. In her free time, you can find Kelly at the gym, or at any of the local ice rinks. She was previously a competitive figure skater in the fast-growing synchronized skating discipline. She has competed at the regional, sectional, and national level, and has won two consecutive U.S. Championships in synchronized skating.
Our favorite part of living in DC is being able to experience all of the incredible history located just steps from our front door. We enjoy running, walking, or biking to visit historical landmarks and monuments across the city, and always find ourselves both inspired and humbled by how blessed we are to live in such a great country!
We love interacting with young conservatives who are excited to spend a semester in D.C.! Coming to the big city can be both inspiring and intimidating, and we look forward to providing guidance and cultivating an incredible experience to all of our residents.