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From our public and international affairs wonks to those in science, business, and communication, AU's faculty, students, and staff focus on diverse interests. But one thing they share is a passion for putting their knowledge to work to create meaningful change. Here are their stories.

Phil McHugh

Phil McHugh

Service Wonk

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Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown

Latino-Documentary Wonk

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Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien

Green Wonk

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Anita McBride

Anita McBride

Presidential Studies Wonk

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Caleen Jennings

Caleen Jennings

Theater Wonk

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Iris Krasnow

Iris Krasnow

Relationship Wonk

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Robert W.  Jernigan

Robert W. Jernigan

Statistics Wonk

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Dan Sayers

Dan Sayers

Anthropology Wonk

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Susan McElrath

Susan McElrath

AU History Wonk

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Russell Williams

Russell Williams

Film Wonk

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Joe Fuld

Joe Fuld

Campaign WONK

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Katharina Vester

Katharina Vester

Food History Wonk

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Julie Gerdes

Julie Gerdes

Personality Wonk

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Chris Mittelstaedt

Chris Mittelstaedt

Sustainable Business Wonk

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John Yahner

John Yahner

Smithsonian Wonk

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Nate Beeler

Nate Beeler

Journalism Wonk

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Terry Davidson

Terry Davidson

Behavioral Neuroscience Wonk

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Amanda Merkwae

Amanda Merkwae

Health Wonk

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Tonei Glavinic

Tonei Glavinic

Gender and Sexuality Wonk

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John Wineglass

John Wineglass

Music Wonk

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Nathan Harshman

Nathan Harshman

Quantum Wonk

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Patrick Jackson

Patrick Jackson

Theory Wonk

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Zack Schwartz

Zack Schwartz

Business Wonk

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Shalini  Ayyagari

Shalini Ayyagari

Bollywood Music Wonk

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Fanta Aw

Fanta Aw

Campus Internationalization Wonk

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Erin Fuller

Erin Fuller

Nonprofit Wonk

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Kim Blankenship

Kim Blankenship

Health Wonk

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Taryn Morrissey

Taryn Morrissey

Child and Family Policy Wonk

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Kate Oczypok

Kate Oczypok

Social News Wonk

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Stephen Macavoy

Stephen Macavoy

Biogeochemistry Wonk

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Dileni Gunewardena

Dileni Gunewardena

Global Poverty Wonk

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Eric Fleddermann

Eric Fleddermann

Mock Trial Wonk

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Brian Keane

Brian Keane

Green Wonk

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Don Williamson

Don Williamson

Tax Wonk

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Alex Kreger

Alex Kreger

Kennedy Political Union Wonk

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Matt Hartings

Matt Hartings

Protein Wonk

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Steve Jennings

Steve Jennings

Field Hockey Wonk

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Kiho Kim

Kiho Kim

Ocean Wonk

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James Thurber

James Thurber

Policy Wonk

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Josh Kaplan

Josh Kaplan

Green Wonk

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Cassandra Ricketts

Cassandra Ricketts

Sports Medicine Wonk

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Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

Justice and Corruption Wonk

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Gihan Fernando

Gihan Fernando

Career Path Wonk

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Sunny Voelker

Sunny Voelker

Racing Wonk

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Arthur Shapiro

Arthur Shapiro

Neuroscience Wonk

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Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

Environmental and Wildlife Filmmaking Wonk

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Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Green Wonk

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Alex Priest

Alex Priest

Social Media Wonk

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