Five White House interns with Bay Area ties

Five people with Bay Area ties are among the dozens announced Thursday as the Spring 2013 crop of White House interns:

    Nicholas Coe of San Mateo, a 2012 graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota, and a former field organizer at Organizing for America;
    Adrian Ferrari of Saratoga, a student at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire;
    Brittany Frye of Santa Rosa, a student and president of the College Democrats at New York University;
    Adam Susaneck of Wellington, Fla., a student at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Obama campaign worker; and
    Maxwell Wallace of San Francisco, a senior in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

The White House’s news release says the internship program’s mission “is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.”

Interns work in one of several departments, including the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of Chief of Staff, the Office of Communications, the Office of Digital Strategy, the Office of the First Lady, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Office of Presidential Personnel, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of the Vice President, the Office of the White House Counsel, and the Office of White House Fellows.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Elwood

    How did they get in there?


  • Bruce R. Peterson, Lafayette

    That’s funny Woody. The Donkey in the hole. I always thought their parents paid to get them into the White House.

  • Bruce R. Peterson, Lafayette

    Were you changing the the subject Woody? The picture in the lower right, is about as funny as the 29th phone call about fixing my “Windows” this morning. Your simple answer is: “Voters are idiots”. Slightly more complex, is the fact: The most convincing liar in the country, always lives in the White House. When will people wise up? I met every person I voted for, except JohnWuss’ neighbor, E. Emken. I met another 4 candidates that I did not vote for. They all won, in spite of me voting against them.
    On the bright side: I saw a video of some really happy people in Kenya, celebrating last November’s U.S. Election results.