Jack Flynn graduated from Villanova University in May, 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in Communications and Irish Studies. Jack joined DI as an intern to contribute to its mission: revitalizing and strengthening American democracy. As an undergrad at Villanova he co-wrote and published an article on $4.5 million in Koch money flowing to an institution on campus. He also presented a paper entitled: "Demogogues Decoded: Kenneth Burke and the Rhetoric of Dog Whistle Politics" at the 2017 Kenneth Burke Society Triennial Conference. He recently wrote and presented a paper for the 104th National Communication Association Conference titled "Gravely Disappointed with the White Moderate": the Hegemonic Iconography of Martin Luther King Jr.
During his internship, Jack gained invaluable experience and insight into both policy and activism, especially regarding the support and amplification of people's movements toward enfranchisement and fair representation. He hopes to continue this work in his fellowship and beyond.